Career Development Center FAQs

Deciding on a career or major 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 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 the Career Resource Center 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 Center.

Yes. The Counselors in the Career Development Center can help with course planning for every semester, long-term academic planning, transfer information (including transfer schools), articulation, and more. Call the Career Development Center for an appointment at 847.925.6220

Currently enrolled students at Harper can make an appointment with a Career Counselor by calling 847.925.6220; community members can call Community Career Services at 847.925.6293

The Career Development Center 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.

The Career Development Center is open 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.

Community Career Services offers Career Counseling by appointment only. Call 847.925.6293 for details

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