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College & Career Information Sessions

We are hosting virtual information sessions with colleges and career representatives. Email Mrs. Mendez at amendez@argenta-oreana.org if you would like to be added to the list for any of these information sessions.

Past info sessions: Lindenwood UniversityUniversity of Illinois at SpringfieldEastern Illinois UniversityMillikin University Illinois CollegeUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignPlumbers & Pipefitters & Apprenticeship OverviewEureka College


College Visit Resource: Links to both on-campus and virtual visits


Search for Careers

Illinois Work Net provides job searches, training information, and career information for Illinois specifically. Go to Menu > Explore Careers to take an interest survey and see what careers could be right for you!

Occupational Outlook Handbook is created by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Each year, they take data from all careers in the United States and organize it to show us which careers are growing, and which aren't. It also gives median income information and geographical areas which have the highest need for each career.

North America's Building Trades Unions is a website that gives an overview to union apprenticeship programs all across North America. An apprenticeship is a paid career training program, usually hands-on, and will lead to a high-paying career. Apprenticeship programs train for careers such as Plumbing & Pipefitting/HVAC (ua137.org), Operating Engineers, Ironworkers, Electricians, etc. See Mrs. Mendez for specific local apprenticeship contact information.


Search for Colleges

If you have a College Board account, you can go to Big Future and search for colleges with all different filters: by major, location, etc. From here, you can save colleges to your list and go back and reference them later.

If you don't have a College Board account and would rather do a general search, go to Peterson's for a similar search engine.


 Careers in the Military

US ArmyIllinois Army Nat'l GuardUS Marine CorpsUS Navy
SSG Nickolas Lehman  SFC Marquis HardySFC Justin LutzPO Robinson
office: 217-875-2177
nickolas.r.lehman.mil@mail.mil
marquis.d.hardy.mil@mail.mil

3140 N Water St
Decatur
cell: 217-720-4423
office: 217-761-3109
justin.w.lutz.mil@mail.mil
cell: 480-708-1161
office: 217-351-1962

1807 W Bradley Ave Champaign

Not ready to talk to a recruiter, or not old enough? Go to todaysmilitary.com to search available careers, eligibility requirements, etc.

All recruiters will have you take the ASVAB: Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. The score will determine both your eligibility for enlistment and eligibility for different jobs in each branch. Go to asvab.org to learn more about this exam.