Career Exploration Resources

Not sure what direction to go professionally? Unsure if you want to switch majors, or don’t know what job and internship options you have available to you with your current degree? The resources below are designed to help you better understand your interests and aptitudes so that you can find career success and fulfillment after Illinois Tech!

Join Illinois Tech Connect

Illinois Tech alumni are some the greatest resources our students have in understanding their career paths and in finding professional opportunities.  Illinois Tech Connect is a platform that connects students, alumni, and other supporters of Illinois Tech, and allows for mentoring opportunities to develop. Chat with professionals and join alumni and student communities built around shared interests.

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Illinois Tech Galvin Library

Don't forget to use resources that are right at your fingertips here on campus. The Paul V. Galvin Library and its staff can provide direction on resources—print and electronic—related to your major.

  • Company and Industry Research: A guide to business subject resources, including: marketing, economics, company research, statistics, and stocks
  • Career Fair Pro Tips: This is a resource to help you quickly find company and industry information, which is important so that you have meaningful conversations with company representatives at career fairs
  • True North Career Guides: If you are a student from a diverse or underrepresented group, these guides are available to assist you in your unique career journey<

Candid Career

Candid Career



Learn more about career paths available to you through Candid Career videos. With a library of more than 4,300 videos, Candid Career can give you insight into nearly any career you can think of.

 Strengths Quest

Strengths Finder

Strengths Finder, or Strengths Quest, is an assessment that will help you determine your skill set and greatest talents. After taking this assessment, make sure to sign up for a 30-minute self-assessment appointment to review your results with a trained coach. Email for additional questions concerning Strengths Finder or our other assessments.


YouScience is a comprehensive assessment that will help you to connect your natural talent, skills, and knowledge with in-demand education pathways and careers. It will help you gain an understanding of the industries that will work best for your personality and skill set.

Email to gain access to this free assessment tool.