Career Cruising is a comprehensive bilingual (English and Spanish) interactive multimedia source which features profiles and information on hundreds of occupations, 2 and 4 year college and universities, and financial aid, including scholarship opportunities.
"Tell us what you like to do" A 60-question interest inventory resulting in career suggestions
“Search careers with keywords” Find basic information on many careers
Take a work values inventory and find information about hundreds of occupations.
Visit or call the College and Career Information Center at (630) 942-2386 or the Library's Reference Center (630) 942-3364 for access information.
Find information about hundreds of occupations; locate colleges and financial aid by characteristics; take excellent Interest, Values, and Skills assessment inventories.
From home, you may login as a guest by choosing your town name from a dropdown list and adding zip code.
(You must be an Illinois resident to use segments of CIS Horizons.)
Improve your workplace skill preparation and get ready to take the National Career Readiness Certificate tests by working through modules related to reading, writing, listening, applied mathematics, applied technology and more. Pretests help you discover the modules you need. Career choice, job search, and on-the-job skills and etiquette modules are also available.
Access limited to residents of or those employed within Community College District 502. User ID and Password required. To get your personal User ID and password, visit or call the College and Career Information Center at (630) 942-2386 or the Library's Reference Center (630) 942-3364. Or contact us using Ask-A-Librarian.
Software requirements are Flash Player and Authorware, free downloads on site after logging in.
A collection of "day in the life" stories of people in a variety of professions.
What's Next Illinois Career Planning Resources (may need to create login and password)
From the left-hand column, choose Careers, then choose Career Quiz. This will give you a short, 5-minute quiz that leads to results from the Birkman color method of organizing career possibilities. Register to get specific career title results.
A "must see" site. Links to a wide array of internet sites, from outlook guides, to general career sites, to salary and wage surveys.
Useful overviews, although earning information and outlook are particular to California.
Lists 700 occupations organized under 16 career clusters. Shows education required and median Illinois salary. Provides links to skills needed and regional Illinois information for salary and annual job openings.
Links to Internet career sites. Also a great address for links to salary surveys.
Find careers that use the skills you have already acquired in other jobs.
Full-text of the most essential career information source in the United States.
Information on over 950 occupations, including work tasks, skills, abilities, values, and more for each job.
Excellent "Day in the Life..." profiles and more under Career Advice. A hybrid site with both free and for-fee features.
Interesting career information under Advice and Employers.
PDF images of over 40 career guides listing books and videos in the College and Career Information Center. Sources will include information on the career, job search and resume writing, and schools and technical programs for career preparation.
To access these guides, you may need to download Adobe Reader.