Career Development Services FAQs

Deciding on an Area of Interest or career is a process and can take awhile. We recommend you look at your interests, abilities, and values. Current students may make an appointment with a career counselor or attend one of the Major in Success! Workshops

More than what's hot, you should look at what fits your interests and abilities. You will be spending a lot of time at a job and it should be something that you enjoy doing rather than the next hot career. America's Career InfoNet is a good resource to find hot careers and information.

Career interest testing is offered in the Major in Success! workshops, which are free to currently enrolled students. Students can also make an appointment with a Career Counselor and, if a test is recommended, the fee is $20. For non-students, Community Career Services is available, call 847.925.6293 for more information.

Current job listings from area companies are available to everyone. Jobs are listed through Hire a Hawk at https://harpercollege-csm.symplicity.com/ which is an internet-based, password-protected job listings system. The job seeker creates his/her own Access ID and password. Job seekers may post their resume and/or create a portfolio. The career resource library may also be used by anyone when the center is open. 

If you are a current student, individual career counseling or career interest testing is suggested/recommended. A brief tour of career resources is offered in A347 and investigation of various career interests is encouraged.

If you are a non-student, services are available through Community Career Services.

Internet sites are available through the Career Development Services.

Currently enrolled students at Harper can make an appointment with a career counselor by calling 847.925.6220.

The Career Development Services Reference Library offers books on a variety of careers, majors, job search topics and transfer schools. Computers with internet access, and free printer and local fax machine.

Career resources are available in Stu Dev A Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. We are closed on the weekends. The computers and reference library are available during center hours.

If you are a non-student, services are available through Community Career Services.