Career Services


Virtual and On-Campus Services Available

JJC's Career Services team is dedicated to assisting students, alumni, employers and community members even during the COVID-19 pandemic. On-campus services are available Monday through Thursday by appointment only. Virtual services are always available during typical business hours.

Watch: What is Career Services?

Services for Students

  • Undecided Students

    Are you Undecided?

    If you're not sure about your college major, JJC's Career Services Center can help. Our First Year Career Pathway Coaches or Career Advisors can help you explore career options that are right for you.

    How to Meet with a Career Advisor

    1. First, watch our Career Information Session Video. In this video, you'll learn the importance of choosing a major early and find out what resources are available to help you begin the major selection process. 
    2. Contact Career Services to schedule a one-on-one advising appointment. You can call us directly at (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu.


    Undecided Students: Get Started Now

  • Explore Majors and Careers Now

    Explore Majors 

    Not sure how JJC majors fit in with real careers? Check out the links below for resources to help you understand which careers are associated with each major. 

    What Can I Do With This Major?
    JJC's A-Z Program Index
    What to Study at JJC

  • Connect Your Interests with the Perfect Career Path

    Take the Career Coach Assessment

    Take our free Career Coach Assessment to discover career options based on your interests.

    Take the Free Career Coach Assessment

    More Career Assessments for Undecided Students

    The Career Coach Assessment is only one of many tests that the Career Services Center offers. Students can also choose to take the following assessments:

    • Values Assessment: This test will help you identify what's most important to you and how you can connect that to your future career.
    • Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI): See which jobs best fit you based on your personality.
    • Strong Interest Inventory (SII): This test helps you connect your interests to the right major.
       

    Want to take one or all of these assessments to see where you fit in? First, set up an appointment with a career advisor. Call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu.

  • Student Employment or Internships

    Student Employment or Internships

    Add work experience to your resume as you earn your degree! Start by setting up a virtual appointment with the Career Services Center so we can learn more about your goals.

    On-Campus Employment
    For on-campus student employment at JJC, email Katie Bond at kbond@jjc.edu.

    Learn more

    Internships
    For internships and off-campus job opportunities, email careers@jjc.edu or call us directly at (815) 280-2756.

    Benefits of Internships

    • Enhance your resume with career related experience
    • Learn more about a chosen industry or career field
    • Become more knowledgeable about general work functions
    • Build contacts for future job searches
    • Potentially earn college credit and/or a salary


    Off-Campus Employment

    JJC has its very own database of job postings called College Central. Approved employers have posted jobs that can be categorized into three groups: Students, Alumni and Community Residents. Check out what jobs are available in our community below.

    Explore College Central

    Job Fairs

    During a typical year, JJC offers the following job fairs for students:

    • Part-Time Seasonal Job Fair (every September)
    • Skilled Trades Career Fair (every October)
    • Major Exploration Fair (every November)
    • Joliet Regional Job Fair (every May)
    • Nursing Job Fair (Spring and Fall)
    • Employer Hiring Days
    • And more!

  • Finding a Job After College

    Job Search Assistance and More

    The Career Services Center can help you land a job in your field after you graduate. Set up a meeting with an advisor to start prepping now. The Career Services Center offers:

    • Career advising
    • Job search assistance
    • Cover letter/resume help
    • Mock interviews
    • Internships
    • And more!
       

    To make an appointment, call (815) 280-2756 or email careers@jjc.edu.

    Watch: How to Gain Employment After JJC

Services for Alumni

  • Job Search Assistance, Resume Help & More

    Find a Job in Your Field

    Whether you graduated last month or years ago, JJC's Career Services Center is excited to work with alumni from any field, with any job experience level. Services include: 

    • Career advising
    • Job search assistance
    • Cover letter/resume help
    • Mock interviews
    • Internships
    • And more!


    You can set up an appointment with a career advisor by calling (815) 280-2756 or emailing careers@jjc.edu

  • Search for Jobs Now

    Search for Jobs Now

    JJC has its very own database of job postings called College Central. Approved employers have posted jobs that can be categorized into three groups: Students, Alumni and Community Residents. Check out what jobs are available in our community below.

    Explore College Central
    Apply to Work at JJC

    Job Fairs

    During a typical year, JJC offers the following job fairs, open to alumni:

    • Skilled Trades Career Fair (every October)
    • Joliet Regional Job Fair (every May)
    • And more!

  • Alumni Association

    About the JJC Alumni Association

    As a JJC alum, you're already a member of the JJC Alumni Association! 

    We love hearing about our alumni after they graduate from JJC. Let us know about your success by filling out our Stay Connected form

    We have many opportunities for alums who want to stay involved with JJC, whether you want to donate to a scholarship initiative, join our Alumni Advisory Council or volunteer. Learn more.

    More About JJC Alumni Relations

  • Give Back: Join an Advisory Board

    About Advisory Boards 

    Help shape JJC's curriculum by joining an advisory board. As an advisory board member, you'll get the chance to talk to professors about current trends in your field so that they can train the next generation of employees with current, up-to-date skills.

    Note: Not every JJC program has an advisory board. Contact Career Services to learn more.

    How to Join 

    Contact your program's department chair or program coordinator to learn more or email careers@jjc.edu.

  • Volunteer at the Major Exploration Fair

    Inspire New Students at the Major Exploration Fair

    The JJC Career Services Center is always looking for graduates to promote their majors during the Major Exploration Fair, which takes place in November each year. Learn more about how you can participate by emailing careers@jjc.edu.

Services for Employers

  • Post a Job

    Post a Job to College Central

    JJC has its very own database of job postings called College Central. As an employer, you can post jobs categorized into three groups: Students, Alumni and Community Residents. Before posting your job, please contact Career Services to become an approved employer. Call (815) 280-2746 or email careers@jjc.edu.

    Explore College Central
    Employer Resources

  • Participate in a Job Fair

    Participate in a Job Fair

    JJC offers several job fairs throughout the typical year. Please note that many of these events may be cancelled, rescheduled or restructured to fit a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Events include:

    • Part-time/Seasonal Job Fair (Fall) - Recruit students to fill your need for extra help. Part time, seasonal, and internship opportunities.
    • Skilled Trades Job Fair (Fall) - Recruit students, alumni, and community members with work experience and/or education in skilled trades professions.
    • Nursing Job Fair (Spring and Fall) - For health care organizations seeking CNA, LPN, and RN qualified employees only. 
    • Joliet Regional Job Fair - All-purpose job fair open to the public. Visit our Joliet Regional Job Fair page for more information.
    • Employer Hiring Days - While this isn't a formal job fair, it is free for employers to participate. Employers are placed in a high-traffic hallway at JJC's Main Campus. We encourage employers to bring their own tablecloths, signage, hand-outs and giveaways. This event typically takes place from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please note that Employer Hiring Days are not available during the COVID-19 pandemic.


    To participate in a job fair, employers must meet a certain criteria. To inquire about participating in one of our fairs, please contact the Career Services Center by calling (815) 280-2746 or emailing careers@jjc.edu

    Employer Resources

  • Find Interns

    Hire Quality Interns from JJC

    Internships allow employers to preview potential full-time employees or have a reliable, conscientious source for short-term projects. Employers interested in internship opportunities should contact JJC's Employer Relations Coordinator at (815) 280-2762 or email careers@jjc.edu. Employers can also post internships on College Central Network.

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

    JJC offers several sponsorship opportunities, particularly during the Joliet Regional Job Fair.

    Learn more

Services for the Community

  • Search for Jobs Now

    Search for Jobs Now

    JJC has its very own database of job postings called College Central. Approved employers have posted jobs that can be categorized into three groups: Students, Alumni and Community Residents. Check out what jobs are available in our community below.

    Explore College Central
    Apply to Work at JJC

    Job Fairs

    During a typical year, JJC offers the following job fairs, open to the community:

    • Skilled Trades Career Fair (every October)
    • Joliet Regional Job Fair (every May)
    • And more!

Events & Job Fairs

Please note that many of these events or job fairs may be cancelled, rescheduled or restructured to fit a virtual format due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Employer Hiring Days

    Employer Hiring Days are typically held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on JJC's Main Campus. This event is currently unavailable due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Questions about Employer Hiring Days can be directed to careers@jjc.edu.

  • Nursing Recruitment Event

    This event gives employers and prospective JJC nursing grads the opportunity to connect.

    Questions? Email careers@jjc.edu.

  • Joliet Regional Job Fair

    JJC's Joliet Regional Job Fair takes place in late Spring every year. Attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and have their resume handy. This is the perfect place to meet with a variety of employers in the Joliet area. Please check back for more information soon.

    Learn about the Job Fair

  • Major Exploration Fair

    The JJC Major Exploration Fair is held in November of each year. It provides current students with the opportunity to meet with faculty, alums and industry professionals in several areas of study. 

    Learn More

  • Skilled Trades Fair

    The Skilled Trades Career Fair is a great opportunity for JJC students, alumni and community members to meet and network with local employers in the manufacturing, HVAC, engineering and other skilled trades fields. This fair is typically held in October of every year.

    Questions? Email careers@jjc.edu.

  • Part Time Seasonal Job Fair

    This job fair typically takes place in September each year. It is perfect for students looking to find part-time or seasonal work.

    Questions? Email careers@jjc.edu.