Career Services

The Career Services Department offers a variety of career planning services, resources, and access to information for individuals (students, graduates and community members) seeking to get better jobs, starting new careers, or re-entering the workforce. Our staff is committed to helping you prepare for career options that match your individual skills, values, interests and goals. We strive to promote your professional development by offering career support services and resources.

Career Services Office

Our offices are currently under renovation. During construction we will be located in the D-Building, Rooms D-115 & D116.

A Building, Room A-204
(708) 456-0300, Ext. 3619
careerservices@triton.edu
Fall/Spring Hours: Mon.-Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Summer Hours: Mon.-Thurs.: 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Friday: Closed


Career Services Calendar

Career Services provides a calendar that posts job opportunities through regular job fairs, industry specific job fairs, and internship information tables. View our calendar often for upcoming events.

Career Services Calendar


Upcoming Job Fairs and other Recruitment Activities

No fairs scheduled at this time.

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Career Planning and Job Search Assistance

  • On-campus job fairs
  • Internship/cooperative education assistance
  • Personalized assistance with resume and cover letter writing
  • Mock interview sessions
  • Access to online part-time and full-time job listings
  • Access to online interest and skills inventories

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Career & Life Planning

Career assessments are tools that can be used to help identify your interests and skills to assist in selecting a major and career choice. The results are meant to be used to help in the decision-making process. The results can also assist a career advisor on how best to guide you, so please feel free to bring the information with you when you meet with one.

There are a number of tools that can help with self-assessment. One that's particularly good is called Career Cruising.

To access Career Cruising, go to www.careercruising.com and login with the following:

Username: triton2000
Password: rivergrove

Career Cruising can help you:

  • Find the Right Career - Find careers that match your interests using Career Matchmaker by going through an interactive survey and find out what careers match up with your interests. After answering questions, Career Matchmaker provides suggested career clusters or career pathways.
  • Explore Careers - Learn about hundreds of different careers – everything from accountant to zookeeper - and get the inside story on careers by checking out multimedia interviews with real people.
  • Explore Schools and Financial Aid - Search for schools that offer the education and training needed.
  • Build your own Portfolio - Keep track of your career exploration, activities and begin to develop your resume.

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Internships & Cooperative Education

FOR STUDENTS:

Triton defines an internship/cooperative work study as a class outside of your classroom. Internships are time-limited job experiences that are related to your academic major. You may participate in an internship during either semester or in the summer. Certain programs include internships as part of their requirements. The Career Services staff will manage students' internship placements, however, you are also expected to look for an internship as well. The collaboration between you and the Career Services staff should ensure a successful and satisfying placement. It is highly recommended that you begin your search for an internship as soon as possible.

STUDENT BENEFITS:

  • Work in a job related to your major
  • Receive college credit
  • Meet professionals in your field
  • Apply for paid internship opportunities
  • Possibly turn your internship into a full-time job

FOR EMPLOYERS

Thank you for considering a partnership with Triton College! Our students come to you with energy and enthusiasm to integrate classroom learning with hands-on experience. Students need to complete 240 hours in order to receive class credit and must meet with a faculty advisor to work out three measurable learning objectives for the position. These learning objectives are spelled out in the contract. The student must have his/her signature, the faculty advisor signature and your signature on the contract and returned to our office before they can be enrolled.

EMPLOYER BENEFITS

  • Receive reimbursement of up to $1,200 for a paid internship opportunity
  • Experience a possible source of new ideas and a fresh perspective
  • Contribute to the professional development of our students
  • Preview potential full-time employees
  • Earn free attendance to our job fairs

For more information on how to get started, please contact Rich Williams at richwilliams@triton.edu or Jackie Gordon at jacquelinegordon@triton.edu.

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Triton Retraining Assistance Center (TRAC)

Since 1983, the Triton College Retraining Assistance Center (TRAC) has successfully served communities and residents of western Cook County. TRAC helps participants find jobs that lead to self-sufficiency wages and career management skills in high-growth sectors in the Cook County and Illinois economies. Over the past decades, TRAC and its staff have been responsible for providing quality service assistance to more than 5,000 workers in the area.

Recently, Triton College has received funding for training programs from the Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership (CCW). The funding allows Triton to provide training to dislocated workers and assist with their placement in sustainable wage employment upon completion of their training period. Triton College currently serves dislocated workers who come from a plant closing or have been laid off from their job and are currently collecting unemployment benefits or have recently exhausted them.

Both credit and non-credit certificate programs are represented in the menu of training programs offered. Training programs are available in healthcare, technology, and hospitality among other fields. Assessment will help applicants identify training areas that align with their needs and career interests. All interested individuals must attend an orientation, take a test and provide eligibility documentation.

For more information, call the Triton College TRAC Office at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3149.

TRAC is located within the Triton College Career Services Center in Room A-204 of the A Building.

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Employer Services

The Career Services Department appreciates our employer partnerships. Companies have a variety of ways to market their brand on campus and recruit individuals for internships, seasonal, part-time, and full-time job opportunities.

We welcome you to:

  • Participate in our job fairs
  • Participate in our Internship Program
  • Participate in our Employer Spotlight Program, to conduct on-campus individual recruiting
  • Visit classes to conduct presentations about your company
  • Participate in activities such as mock interviews and our "Prep for Professional" event
  • Post a position at www.collegecentral.com/triton or have a member of the Career Service’s Staff post it for you.

Triton College is part of a consortium of 11 Northern Illinois Community College Career Centers that share job postings and was designed with the philosophy of employer choice.

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Online Job Board

For Job Seekers
All students, alumni and community members are welcome to use the Triton College online job board after completing the following registration process through a site that has been specially designed by College Central Network. Please complete all requested information on the registration form. Employers will search this information to choose candidates, so be as thorough as possible.

CCN Job Seeker Registration

Note: some pdfs may be over 100 pages, please print selected pages only.

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

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Job Hunting 101

Are you looking to expand career opportunities? Then follow the Eight Steps to a Successful Job Search and you should be off to a good start.

Step One: Find Yourself and Your New Career

Step Two: Write Your Resume

Step Three: Craft a Cover Letter

Step Four: Put Together a Portfolio

Step Five: Start Your Search with Research

Step Six: Network Network Network

Step Seven: Interview Like a Rockstar

Step Eight: Follow Up and Be Persistent

Step Nine: Use Professional References


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