For Students

  • We encourage students to visit our office to learn more about their career choices and explore different employment opportunities. We also offer events and workshops throughout the year to help students develop the soft skills required to be successful in today’s competitive workforce.

    Schedule an individualized appointment to receive the following services:

    • Career exploration and education; developing a career development plan
    • Resume and cover letter writing, preparation and critique
    • Mock interview
    • Job search techniques

    To schedule an appointment, please call (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2468 or e-mail: cpp@morton.edu

    Appointment Policies

    Cancellations
    If you are not able to keep you appointment, please cancel 24 hours in advance. We will make every effort to reschedule the appointment within five business days.

    Tardiness
    If you are more than 15 minutes late for an appointment, you will be asked to reschedule the appointment on another date.

    No-Show
    If you fail to attend more than two scheduled appointments without cancelling, you may be denied further services for a period determined by Career Planning and Placement.


    Career and Major Advice

    Choosing a major in college is one of life’s biggest decisions. Let us help you.

    If you have a dream job in mind, but don’t know where to start, start with SIGI3, the fast, easy-to-use Web-based software that helps you make important decisions about your future. SIGI3 can help you:

    • Understand your work-related values, interests, and skills
    • Get current, reliable, in-depth info on jobs and how to prepare
    • Find out the skills employers want
    • Develop your own education and career plan to make your way to a brilliant future.

    After taking Sigi3, you can schedule an appointment to discuss your results.

    Resumés and Interviews

    Resumé Writing

    Make a first great impression with any employer by having a resumé that promotes you as the ideal candidate. The objective in writing a resumé is to make yourself attractive to employers, and securing an opportunity to interview with the organization. To put your best foot forward:

    1. Schedule an appointment to help you create a resume or to have a professional review it.
    2. Visit our office for tips and samples for writing resumes and cover letters.

    Resumé Writing Resources

    Resumé Basics (PDF)
    A Step-by-Step Guide to a Winning Resumé (PDF)

    Employment Opportunities

    Off-Campus Employment

    Morton College uses College Central Network (CCN) as its official resume and job posting service. Local employers post jobs exclusively to our school via the CCN site. Students and alumni create your account profile at www.collegecentral.com/morton to:

    • Easily search and apply to local and national Full-time, Part-time, Internship/Co-op job opportunities
    • Create and upload your resume and career portfolio to make available to employers
    • Access event announcements, career advice documents, podcasts, videos and articles

    On-Campus Recruiting

    Our office hosts employers who visit our campus to offer students employment opportunities. Employer tables typically located in the cafeteria.

    View our calendar to view the list of scheduled visits.

    Attend the annual Job Fair to meet with a variety of employers to explore Full-time, Part-time & Internship Opportunities. The fair takes place on Wednesday, April 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Gym.

    For a list of employers and job opportunities, visit the Morton College Job Fair 2016 website.

    On-Campus Employment

    Please note the CPP office does not handle on-campus employment.

    Visit the Human Resources website or the HR office in Building B, Room 211 for permanent part-time and full-time employment opportunities at Morton College.

    Students interested in applying for an open student aide position may visit the Human Resources website and click the "Classified" button.

    Why Should I Complete the Training Provider Exploration Form?

    Filling out the Training Provider Exploration Form provides you and Morton College with an idea of your educational goals and the types of opportunities you may successfully pursue. Completing the Form with Morton College can help you determine the most appropriate next steps in your job/training search.

    The Financial Aid Office, Building B, Room 202 assists students interested in working part-time on campus. Interested students should fill out a Student Aid Employment Application at the Financial Aid Office.

    Events and Workshops

    Take advantage of our FREE workshops and events open to all students, community and alumni. Topics range from choosing a major, job search strategies, using social media effectively for networking purposes, resumé writing and more.

    Typical events throughout the year may include:

    • Job fair (spring): Meet with employers to discuss employment opportunities
    • Volunteer Fair (fall): Learn about different volunteer opportunities in your community
    • On-campus employer visits. View our calendar for updated schedule
    • Workshops: Resume Writing, Interview Skills, Networking, and much more