Career Trek

Career Treks – Calendar of Events 2017

Students can experience and explore future career choices by participating in our Career Exploration Program. Students may take part in a career trek, a group field trip to a business site for students with similar interests in a field they’d like to investigate further. Students can participate in three career treks per year beginning as a freshman. Students should complete a Career Trek Application in order to be considered for the each trip. For a complete list of upcoming Career Treks see the schedule.

In addition, students have the opportunity to hear in-school speakers or to investigate other helpful resources. Interested students should see Mr. Kostalek in Student Services. Need further information? You can email Mr. Kostalek at [email protected] 

Career Trek Application


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 on the Internet. Of course, we cannot always guarantee the content on each site, but they have been screened for their usefulness to you.

Link Description
America’s Job Bank This 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 Test This site has a full practice test.
Career Centers This 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 Cornerstone Terrific 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 Cruising This 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 Stop Allows user to search by “fastest growing” or other criteria, and you can compare salaries, etc. Very useful and usable.
Career Zone Very 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 Board The Career Browser offers exercises for high school students to make career decisions. Good online library of links to specific career areas.
College View The Careers section of this well-known college program is also helpful.
Events, Internships, Camps Useful links for community career events, internships and camps
Illinois Career Resource Network Click on Career Information System for assessments, career information, and more. Easy login in Option #3 “Illinois Resident Login.”
Keirsey Temperament Sorter This 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 Future This Illinois site leads to career exploration activities.
Military Careers Links to military career sites and requirements are contained here. Check out the Career Guide for Students
Northwest Suburban Education to Career Partnership Useful links for students and teachers related to career exploration and preparation.
Occupational Outlook Handbook The Occupational Outlook Handbook is an outstanding resource for virtually any career research. It contains employment and salary projections.
Trade Schools This is a national listing of links to accredited trade and technical schools.
U. S. News and World Report This 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.