College & Career Information Sessions
We are hosting virtual information sessions with colleges and career representatives. Email Mrs. Mendez at email@example.com if you would like to be added to the list for any of these information sessions.
Past info sessions: Lindenwood University, University of Illinois at Springfield, Eastern Illinois University, Millikin University Illinois College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Plumbers & Pipefitters & Apprenticeship Overview, Eureka 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 Army||Illinois Army Nat'l Guard||US Marine Corps||US Navy|
|SSG Nickolas Lehman SFC Marquis Hardy||SFC Justin Lutz||PO Robinson|
3140 N Water St
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.