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Career Exploration/Counseling

Career Exploration/Counseling

We are here to help you make successful decisions about your future career path.

Career Counseling

 This is a one-on-one opportunity to meet with a counselor for academic and career path guidance. It is a safe place to discuss concerns, values, personal goals and expectations. A career counselor is an unbiased professional who can help you...

  • Discover your personal traits and work preferences
  • Learn about career resources and options
  • Understand the actions needed to accomplish your goals
  • Overcome obstacles and develop a plan

Career Assessment Inventories

  • Career Inventories are very effective tools used for academic and career exploration.
  • Based on self-reports, they can provide insight on how individuals function using an unbiased, factual representation.
  • All career inventory referrals and interpretations are part of the Career Counseling process.
  • Please be aware that there are various fees associated with each of these career assessment inventories.

Career Exploration Class

 COLLG 1105, Career Development:

  • Designed to assist students taking first steps in the career development process. Standardized career assessments are included in this course curriculum.
  • Emphasis is on self-awareness, career path choices, career decision-making, and strategies for career action in an evolving work environment.
  • This two-credit Contemporary Life Skills course is offered during the fall, spring and summer terms. Tuition is charged for the class, as it provides transfer-oriented elective credit.

Career Exploration Workshops

  • Career exploration workshops offer direction on life and career planning. They can provide valuable information for those seeking help with career decision-making.
  • They are offered throughout the year, and cover various career development topics.
  • Workshop time includes the explanation of career inventory results, along with guidance to integrate personal traits with career information. Discussions may also incorporate work-related values and skills to increase awareness of personal strengths.
  • There is a fee charged for those workshops using career assessment inventories. Register here

Academic and Career Pathways

Academic and Career Pathways provides students a roadmap to achieving their academic and career goals. Follow an academic timeline that outlines which classes you need to take and when so you can gain knowledge, graduate on time or move on to the next phase in your career.

Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services

Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200, (630) 942-2259
Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services

New to College of DuPage?

Contact Campus Central at, or call Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services at (630) 942-2259.

Continuing or Past COD Students
For appointments at COD's main campus, call (630) 942-2259, or one of the COD Centers.

Ask a counselor a question.