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Chart Your Path to a Great Career

The Office of Career Education at Elmhurst College supports students and alumni as they explore careers, assess their strengths, refine their career and prepare for the job search.

Self Assessment
Which personal and professional paths are most likely to lead to success? Career-oriented assessments, including personality profiles and skill and interest inventories, can help you find out. They’ll give you a clear understanding of yourself as well as the tools to make smart decisions about your future.

Career Guidance
We offer plenty of support as you explore careers. Meet one-on-one with Career Education staff to learn how to set meaningful career goals, craft a strong résumé and conduct effective interviews. Attend seminars about workplace issues, meet recruiters at on-campus fairs, and enroll in career-planning classes and workshops. Also, browse the career resource library and job listings.

Our internship program helps you clarify your career goals while increasing your marketability and opening networking opportunities. Elmhurst interns integrate career-related experience into their education by taking on in-depth, substantive projects at sites ranging from WMAQ-NBC5 to Kraft Foods and WorldChicago.

Mentoring & Shadowing
Job shadowing gives you the chance to accompany professionals through their work day to explore whether a particular career is a good fit for you. Mentoring establishes a longer-term relationship with a professional who can offer guidance in career development.

Graduate School Preparation
Is graduate school for you? We’ll help you decide as you refine your professional goals. Working closely with Elmhurst faculty, we’ll examine job prospects in various fields and help you navigate the process of preparing for graduate school.

Ethics and Values Formation
At every stage of your professional life, you’ll face tough ethical decisions. At the CPE, we’ll help you sharpen your personal sense of workplace ethics and humane values. You’ll always be ready to do the right thing for yourself and for others.

First Leap
Designed for first-year students who are interested in early career preparation and exploration, First Leap combines classroom lessons with visits to businesses and nonprofit organizations based on each student’s academic interest. Each year, 25 to 30 students are chosen to participate in this highly selective five-day program.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment with a career counselor at Elmhurst, please contact us.

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