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Career Development


Welcome!

The Office of Career Development assists students of all majors with identifying interests and career goals and creating meaningful opportunities to help you succeed in your academic, personal, and professional goals. 


Get Connected


Handshake is our online platform to help you find a meaningful career. Everything you need to connect with Career Development is on Handshake! Schedule appointments, download career resources, view upcoming events and more! Visit Handshake to update your profile and see who is looking for NCC interns and employees. 

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How Career Development helps Cardinals

Individual Appointment


  • Explore who you are, your goals, and what matters to you
  • Develop tailored career plans
  • Create personalized internship and job search plans
  • Receive internship approval and support while on internship
  • Expand networking skills & Connect with employers
  • Review job search materials - resumes, cover letters, applications
  • Complete practice interviews to gain confidence
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Drop-In Center

Meet with a Career Peer Advisor


  • Located in Oesterle Library
  • Review of resumes and cover letters
  • Support with Handshake and Optimal Resume
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Career Events & Fairs


  • Employer Meet & Greet
  • Fall Interview Day
  • Career Fest
  • Employer Tabling and Information Session
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Build Your Resume


Build your resume online! Set up an account at Optimal Resume using your NC email to get started. Search samples or build it from scratch using built-in style guides. 

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Illinois Consortium Resources


North Central College is a member of the Illinois Small College Placement Association, a dynamic and respected consortium of 18 colleges and universities representing 56,000+ enrolled students. NC Students have access to the online career center, campus interviews with member employers, Fall Interview Day, and the Spring CareerFest.

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Illinois Consortium Resources


North Central College is also a member Associated Colleges of Illinois, a robust network of 24 private, nonprofit, and primarily residential colleges and universities. These institutions sustain an enduring commitment to mission-driven, liberal arts-based higher education in small, supportive environments that cultivate a sense of community. Students can explore job and internship postings online and attend an Annual Job and Internship Expo.

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Student Employment On Campus


Campus employment provides great opportunities for students to advance their career readiness skills.  Students looking for employment opportunities on campus can search for open positions through our Human Resource department.

 

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Questions?

Connect with Career Development


Our staff is happy to help and answer any questions you may have. Simply contact us for more information. 

 

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