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We encourage you to try one of our FREE career workshops this fall!  At Harper College, we educate, assist and guide you with career exploration and planning. 

Our Career Changer Workshops are free workshops offered exclusively for adults. They are open to the public and to currently enrolled Harper students. Registration is required.

Is Pursuing a Degree or Certificate Worth the Risk?

Life is full of risks. Will completing a degree or certificate result in additional income? Will it help you move up the career ladder? Will it open a door to a new career? In this workshop, you will learn how to evaluate the risk and will be encouraged to move forward.

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Got Credit? 

You might be closer to completing a degree or certificate than you thought. Learn more about credit for prior learning options at Harper College.

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Preparing for Placement Testing

Are you required to test before you start classes at Harper? Are you nervous about taking these placement tests? We will review what to expect, how to best prepare and possible outcomes of placement testing.

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Career Direction Workshop

Guide your career path by examining your personality type, interests, and values. Better understand the career decision-making process and leave with free access to popular career tools to help you make the right next steps.

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Focus 2 is an online, interactive, self-guided career and educational planning tool designed to help you make decisions about your future career goals and educational plans. Focus 2 will guide you through an interactive process to:

  • Assess your work interests, values, skills and personality
  • Discover occupations that match your personal preferences
  • Decide which career fields and majors are a best fit for you
  • Plan the career pathway that will support your personal needs and goals

Login Instructions

New Users

Complete a registration form to create an account.

  1. Complete registration form | visit
  2. Enter 'Access Code': hawks
  3. Enter all required fields
  4. Submit registration form by selecting 'Continue'

Returning Users

  1. Go to login portal | visit
  2. Enter user name & password
  3. Submit 'Continue'

One-to-One Counseling Session: $50 per hour

  • Discuss options for career and job exploration/change
  • Understand your career strengths
  • Identify transferable skills
  • Learn how to market yourself
  • Develop strategies to manage your career for the future
  • Discuss "where to start"
  • Critique your resume

There are many free and low-cost job search resources available. Career and Job Search Resources .PDF