Career Links

Career Advisor

Jan Brottman

Career Adviser

Jan Brottman

847.755.2657

 

Office Hours

Tuesday through Thursday

8:30am – 2:30pm

What the Career Advisor does:

  • Facilitates Career Treks
  • Advises students regarding career options
  • Arranges for Career Speakers

 

Career Treks

A Career Trek is a career related field trip, typically to a worksite. Experiencing worksites in person helps enrich student understanding of career fields.  Career Treks are supervised, take place during the school day and bus transportation is provided.  Career Treks usually involve a career presentation, tours, and occasionally a hands-on activity for students.

Career Trek Permission Slip

 

Links

Listed below are websites that will be helpful to you in deciding on a career or researching careers. We believe these sites to be among the most helpful sites on the Internet. Of course, we cannot always guarantee the content on each site, but they have been screened for their usefulness to you.

LinkDescription
America’s Job BankThis well-respected site has good information on career trends. It’s easy to find things here.
ASVAB This is the official site, sponsored by the military, that explains the ASVAB test and its uses.
ASVAB Practice TestThis site has a full practice test.
Career CentersThis has good links to career assessment centers, career training, special links for Hispanic clients, and career centers for universities. Click on “Job Seekers” or “Youth at Work.”
Career CornerstoneTerrific resource for students looking for career information on virtually any math or science-related career. It also has lists of “good” schools for math and science careers.
Career CruisingThis comprehensive site purchased by the district allows students to create a portfolio that will stay with them throughout their high school years. Includes comprehensive career information, college searches, and resume building tools. Please see your counselor for username and password details.
Career One StopAllows user to search by “fastest growing” or other criteria, and you can compare salaries, etc. Very useful and usable.
Career ZoneVery good info on 6 different general career fields is contained here. Also, there are great tie-ins for kids who take the Holland Test. (All students who take the PLAN or ACT tests receive Holland Code information with their test results).
College BoardThe Career Browser offers exercises for high school students to make career decisions. Good online library of links to specific career areas.
College ViewThe Careers section of this well-known college program is also helpful.
Events, Internships, CampsUseful links for community career events, internships and camps
Illinois Career Resource NetworkClick on Career Information System for assessments, career information, and more. Easy login in Option #3 “Illinois Resident Login.”
Keirsey Temperament SorterThis site allows taking the test of this name. It is similar to the Myers-Briggs test, correlating career choices with personality. There are limited activities unless you subscribe. Check the career tests listed above to see if they are better for you.
Mapping Your FutureThis Illinois site leads to career exploration activities.
Military CareersLinks to military career sites and requirements are contained here.
Monster.comCheck out the Career Guide for Students
Northwest Suburban Education to Career PartnershipUseful links for students and teachers related to career exploration and preparation.
Occupational Outlook HandbookThe Occupational Outlook Handbook is an outstanding resource for virtually any career research. It contains employment and salary projections.
Trade SchoolsThis is a national listing of links to accredited trade and technical schools.
U. S. News and World ReportThis actually has good search capabilities, especially in general career areas (e.g., business careers).
What Can I Do With This Degree?This site is similar to the one below.
What Can I Do With a Major In?This site offers some terrific information for students (and parents) who want to see how college majors correlate with future careers.