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Career Exploration/Counseling

Due to the coronavirus crisis, the Spring 2020 workshops have been cancelled. Please contact the counseling department (630) 942-2259 to inquire about your options for career exploration during this time.

Career Exploration Class


Occupational Outlook Handbook

 The OOH can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.

Horizons (Computerized Career Guidance system with Illinois database)

Enter ID: Illinois
Enter Password: careers
Click on Career Resources, then CIS: Career Information System

My Next Move

  • Learn more about your career options with this interactive tool.
  • Use the interest assessment to explore career options.
  • Search tasks, skills and salary information for more than 900 careers.

Illinois Career Information System (CIS)

  • This site is for anyone searching for in-depth career resources. CIS offers information on occupations, programs of study and training, as well as Illinois and national schools.
  • Log in 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.)

Career Coach

  • Explore local data on wages, jobs, and necessary education and training.
  • Career Coach helps to assess your interests and identify career choices.
  • Veterans, explore with your Military Occupation Code (MOC) identifying positions with matching skill sets.


  • Explore information on more than 1,000 occupations, including work tasks, skills, abilities and values.
  • From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job outcomes and salaries by state are accessible.


Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services

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

Check with each off-campus center for their hours

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.