Career Links

Counselors have many career resources to help you choose a college major or make career plans. Here are a few samples:

  • Career Information System:
    • Find colleges that offer your major (see School Sort) and learn about sources of financial aid
    • Learn about occupations, job outlook and wages in Illinois or in other states
    • User Name: Illinois Password: careers
  • Sigi3 – System of Interactive Guidance and Information: ⇒Sign-in instructions
    • Complete surveys to help you find career ideas
    • Learn about occupations and college majors
    • Helpful tips for colleges students on time management, study skills, job search and more
    • MCC students may pick up an Access Code in the Counseling Department (A257) or call (815) 455-8765 for assistance
  • Illinois Learn More Earn More:
    • Find Illinois high demand and high wage occupations for a chosen educational level, see how potential earnings generally increase as your educational level increases
    • Printable version available in English and Spanish
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook: Find descriptions of occupations, including national job outlook, wage information and education needed.
  • Occupational Outlook Quarterly:
  • O*ONET, find Occupations by various categories:
  • Search for books in the MCC library catalog: Next to "words or phrases" enter "Vocational Guidance and" followed by a keyword. Example: type in "Vocational Guidance and animals" to find books about careers involving animals.
  • Vocational Biographies:
    • MCC students may pick up an access code in Counseling A257.
    • Search using the Career Pathways and Career Clusters links to learn from real people what it's like to work in various occupations.
  • What Can I Do With This Major? Print a handout that outlines the many things that you can do with a college major, find links for additional information. Note: The career areas listed on the handout refer to what you can do with at least a Bachelor's degree in the selected major; this information is useful for students planning to transfer to a 4-year college after attending MCC.