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Center for Career and Professional Development


The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) 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 with Employers on Handshake

Handshake is our online platform to help you find a meaningful career. Everything you need to connect with Center for Career and Professional 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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Individual One-on-One Appointments

Students can meet with the CCPD team about many career-related topics. Some of the most popular topics students seek support on are:

  • 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
  • Engage with mock interviews to gain confidence
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Drop-In Center

Meet with a Career Peer Advisor

  • Located in Oesterle Library (beginning in August 2022)
  • Review of resumes, cover letters, and other career-related documents
  • Support with Handshake and Big Interview
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Career Events & Fairs

  • All Majors Job & Internship Fair
  • Fall Interview Day
  • Career Fest
  • Employer Tabling and Information Session
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Additional CCPD Offerings

The CCPD is proud to offer a variety of different supports and resources to students. 

  • Career Closet

Build Your Resume

Download our resume sample on Handshake to guide you to develop a professional resume! Connect with our Career Peer Advisors or professional staff in individual appointments to support you as you develop and improve your resume.


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College Career Consortium of Illinois

North Central College is a member of the College Career Consortium of Illinois (CCCI), a dynamic and respected consortium of 18 colleges and universities representing 56,000+ enrolled students. North Central students have access to the online career resources, 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 (ACI), 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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Connect with Center for Career and Professional Development

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

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