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Career Exploration Resources

Career Exploration Resources

​There are many tools available to help you explore careers. Click on the links below for career assessments and occupation research. Be sure to also connect with your College Advisor and Career Planning and Placement staff.   

CCC Resources

focus2.pngCity Colleges of Chicago offers free career assessments and short quizzes via Focus 2. Focus 2 guides you through questions about your work interest, personality, skills, and values.  Students can access Focus 2 by signing into the portal at and clicking the Focus 2 Quick Access link.  Once you have completed Focus 2, share your results with your College Advisor and Career Planning and Placement staff and select a academic pathway.
SALT is a free, online resource that helps students find jobs and internships, finance a higher education, manage debt, and build money and job skills. City Colleges of Chicago has partnered with the nonprofit organization American Student Assistance (ASA) to offer this free program for all students and alumni.
External Resources 
Occupation Outlook Handbook
A resource developed by the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics that provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; similar occupations; and sources of additional information.
What’s Next Illinois
A resource developed by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission that allows you to experience a career cluster survey, interest profiler, skills assessments and more.
Illinois WorkNet Center 
A resource developed by the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity that allows you to experience step by step support around career planning and preparation.
Illinois Career Information System
A tool offered since 1977 by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. ICIS is built for everyone from elementary school students to adult job seekers and second career seniors.
O*Net Online
Browse various careers, check out the thorough interest profiler, and connect to occupational data with this useful tool sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.
The College Board​
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

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