Career Resources

  • Visit the AmeriCorps website to learn more about 9 and 12 month volunteer opportunities both state and national.

    Still deciding on options for yourself after graduation? How about an internshipUnited PlanetProject AbroadGlobal Volunteer Network, and United We Serve offer local, national, and international volunteer opportunities. 

    What can I do with this major? A great resource for students who have an interest in an area but are uncertain of the potential career paths

    Career One Stop offers information about high growing and emerging industries, salary, benefits, and training information.

    O*NETOccupational Outlook Handbook, Bureau of Labor StatisticsMy Next Move, and My Future provide information regarding career exploration and job analysis.

    Careers Out There helps you answer the "what careers are there" and "what career is right for me" questions by featuring interviews with real professionals who talk about what they do at work, who makes the right fir for their paths, how to break in and how to succeed. 

    Research companies with insight from applicants and employees.

    Click on the following links for resources on anything from interview tips to employment trends: Candidate BehaviorCareer Builder AdviceCareer Cookie, and Hiring Site

    A major is not a career! This tool is great for anyone exploring career interests and jobs in "major" fields.

    Learn more about engineering careers, accredited programs, and career information.

    You have some choices in selecting courses to take in high school. Not everyone needs exactly the same courses to achieve their career goals. A Program of Study lays out the courses you must or should taken in high school so you are ready to take on the college course that will get you what you want for a career. 

    Find all jobs available through the Leyden Community here!

    Use this site to get personalized, local job alerts in your area, as well as to obtain tips from job search experts.

    Over 100 certificate programs that will prepare you to start a career or gain a competitive edge.

Vocational Training

  • Use this site to research the 320 Chicago-area unions affiliated with the Chicago Federation of Labor.

    An apprentice is a paid worker who is enrolled in a special training program administered by an employer together with a labor organization or trade association. Click this link to view apprenticeship opportunities near the Chicagoland area. 

How to Become an Apprentice

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Trades Planning: To Do List

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