Career Services


Handshake is Coming Soon! 

Career Services is pleased to announce our transition from College Central to JJC - Handshake. JJC - Handshake will become Career Service’s official job and internship platform.

Look out for our launch date! You will receive an email inviting you to claim your account in Handshake.

JJC – Handshake provides twice the number of employment opportunities for students across all fields, is an easy interface to use and has a mobile-friendly interface for students and alumni. You will be able to upload your resume, cover letter and other job search documents to your Handshake profile once the platform is launched.


IMPORTANT TRANSITION INFORMATION:
College Central is no longer available. If you have any questions, please email Career Services at careers@jjc.edu. 
 

Virtual and On-Campus Services Available

JJC's Career Services team is dedicated to assisting students, alumni, employers and community members. 

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 an in-person or 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.

    Job Fairs

    Career Services is excited to partner with academic departments for industry-focused job fairs.

  • 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

    Apply to Work at JJC

    Job Fairs

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

    • 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.

Services for Employers

  • 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:

    • Hospitality Job Fair 
    • Health and Human Services Job Fair 
    • Nursing Job Fair 
    • Joliet Regional Job Fair (Every May)


    To participate in a job fair, employers must meet 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

  • Sponsorship Opportunities

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

    Learn 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.

  • 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