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Career Planning & Placement


Gabriel Razo 
Director, Career Planning & Placement                                          

Harold Washington Career Planning & Placement provides comprehensive                                  
services to help you make informed decisions about careers. We also help                                  
you successfully transition into the workforce. Call or stop by the 11th floor                                  
or make an appointment today.                                  

Explore our online resources by clicking the buttons below.                                                                                      
Research Careers                                                                  
Employment Preparation Tips                                                                  
Are you a student or alumni looking for a job or internship? Are you an employer                      
looking to post? Register for free on the City Colleges of Chicago online job board,                     
the Career Network.                                 

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Employment Success Skill Program 
ESSP is a course designed to help students develop or enhance skills that will help you in your career success.            

ESSP class benefits include:                     
Ø  Resume and cover letter development or enhancement                      
Ø  Improvement of soft skills such as communication, networking,                       
teamwork, and critical thinking                      
Ø  Strengthening of interview skills through mock interviews                      
Ø  Learning how to maximize one’s career fair experience                      
Ø  Meeting and getting career success advice from industry professionals       
Enrollment for the Fall 2017 ESSP program is now available.                 
Students have three classes to select for Spring of 2018. These courses are one credited classes.                 
In order to register for these classes, you must apply the class number to your student portal                
when registering for classes. For more information, visit your student portal and input the class                

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         We Want to Hear About Student Success    

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As stated in the job posting, if a candidate is a no-show to an interview they will temporarily lose access to The Career Network. If you missed an interview without notifying the employer and can no longer access The Career Network as a result, please follow the instructions below:                   


1.       Write a 3 to 5 sentence apology to the employer, thanking them for considering you for this opportunity, explaining why you were a no-show to your interview and apologizing for any inconvenience.                         


2.       Take your note to the Writing Lab in room 203A to have it proof-read and edited. You can contact the Writing Lab here (312) 553-5751.                       


3.       E-mail your Writing Lab approved apology note, the company name and the title of the position in question to who will pass it along to the employer on your behalf.                    


4.       Once your note has been emailed to the employer your Career Network access will be reactivated.                          




Faculty & Staff

Paul Thompson III, Dean of College to Careers                                                                                                           

Gabriel Razo, Director Career Planning and Placement    

Rosa Garcia, Career Services Advisor            

Tanye Harrison, Career Services Advisor                                                         

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Contact Information

(312) 553-3000
(312) 553-3130
30 E. Lake Street
Room 1140
Chicago, IL 60601
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday:
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Monday - Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 pm
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.