Career Resources


Judy Allen, Career Advisor
judy.allen@d214.org  |  (847) 718-4838

Office Hours 
Monday:  8:30am - 2:30pm
Tuesday:  8:30am - 2:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 2:30pm

Location
College & Career Center, Room 162S

Upcoming Events:

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CAREER TREK: Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health: Wednesday, March 4, 2020. Poplar Creek Clubhouse. 9am-2pm. Considering a career in psychology, psychiatry, social work, marriage and family therapy or similar careers? Hear from professionals in those fields about what those careers involve. Pick up a form from Mrs. Allen in the CCC. Space is limited! Open to any grade level.

CAREER TREK: Forensics and Law Enforcement: Friday, March 6, 2020. Harper College. 9am-12:45pm. Hear from a forensic chemist from the Illinois State Crime Lab and rotate through presentations on crime scene investigation, use of force simulator, and defensive techniques. Pick up a form from Mrs. Allen in the CCC. Space is limited! Open to any grade level.

Consider a Career in Music Therapy: Saturday, March 7, 2020. Held at the Great Lakes Region Music Therapy Conference at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg Chicago. 8am-12pm. Registration is $10 by February 21st online at https://tinyurl.com/glr2020conference. Learn about the history/benefits of music therapy and attend two sessions on what a career in music therapy is like. Please note: This is not a school-sponsored trip. Students will need to provide their own transportation. Questions? Email glr2020conference@gmail.com

CAREER TREK: Harper Healthcare: Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Harper College. 8:15am-12:15pm. Experience the environments in which nurses, imaging professionals, physical therapy assistants, dental hygienists, and others work and learn about these and other healthcare careers. Pick up a form from Mrs. Allen in the CCC. Space is limited! Open to any grade level.

STEM Career Expo: Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Fermilab (Batavia, IL). 5:30-8:30pm. Meet and ask questions of scientists, engineers, and technicians. Attend panel discussions and find out about pathways to specific careers. More information at: https://ed.fnal.gov/programs/careerfair. Please note: This is not a school-sponsored trip. Students will need to provide their own transportation. 

 

Career Exploration, Step 1: Identify Interests

What are Career Clusters?

Career Clusters are groups of occupations that have in common set of foundational knowledge and skills. There are 16 nationally recognized clusters that contain multiple Career Pathways. A Career Pathway represents a grouping of occupations within a cluster that share a base level of common knowledge and skill.

Why are Career Clusters important?

Career Clusters create clear educational pathways from secondary to post-secondary education to the workplace. They comprise a key element in enhancing economic development  by connecting schools with business and industry. Career Clusters help students design individual plans of study, and provide information and experiences so students can make informed educational choices.

16 Career Clusters

 

Step 2: Explore Careers

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LEARN about yourself and careers that match your interests. SEARCH for careers and find out what they are really like.

See your career advisor for username and password.

 

The district hosts Career Nights throughout the year. Click here for more information and upcoming dates.