Services for Career-Seeking Rend Lake College Students

Individualized Advising and Counseling

Rend Lake College Career Services offers a number of individualized services to help you get that job interview once you graduate or move on from campus. All our services and steps can be reviewed and requested below.

We offer individualized career service advising and counseling. Utilizing the Focus2 career planning assessment (see below), we can provide students with personalized career advice and better assist them with resume evaluations, job search advice and career counseling to better serve their specific interests. Counseling is available by appointment or via walk-in. For a resume/cover letter evaluation, a student just needs to email ([email protected]) or drop their resume off at the career services office.

Career & Educational Planning

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Choosing a career is a major decision. Think it's too soon for career planning? Think again! Research has shown students involved in career planning stay on track, graduate on time, and have improved academic performance, along with a more satisfying & fulfilling college experience.

Our new FOCUS 2 career planning system is an innovative way to find a field you'll love and match it with a major at RLC. Complete any or all of the assessments below and our team will help you make sense of your results and use them to guide you down a future you'll love.

Once your assessments are completed, you can email our career services team ([email protected]) to set up an appointment to receive individualized counseling to help guide your career or educational pathway to success.

Find instructions on how to get setup below, then once you're ready you can take the individual assessments at your own pace.

FOCUS 2 Three Step Setup



Use rlcadvise as your personal access code.


Click on the button below and then click "register"


Enter your access code rlcadvise and personal details to get started


Focus 2 Individual Assessments

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Explore your academic strengths

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Explore your career planning readiness

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Explore your personality


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Explore your skill set

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Explore your values

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Explore your work interests


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For more information, contact us.

More Resources

We've compiled this list of resources that will help you surf through options. Once you're done, take a look at the programs we offer. Happy hunting!

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The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has an Occupational Outlook Handbook. It's a guide to career information about hundreds of occupations.

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Big Future is operated by The College Board - a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity.

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Career Exploration

Use these resources to explore career options using videos and descriptions of different careers. 

Networking Sites

Great platforms for connecting with other professionals.

Job Sites

Here are some major players in the online help wanted market. 

Job Application Assistance

Here are some great tools for a strong job application.

Interviewing Assistance

Once you've strengthened your application and résumé, prepare for your interview with these helpful links.

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Work at Rend Lake College

We have an online help wanted section where you can view positions we are seeking to fill. To apply for a job, fill out our application here

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Rend Lake College has been a significant employer in the area for decades. As an accredited institution of higher learning, our mission is to provide quality, affordable education. Each department on our three campuses coordinates with one another to complete that mission. We are looking for qualified, dedicated people to join that cause.

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jobs for students

Students who work on campus get a unique perspective at RLC. There are a variety of positions across campus. From mowing lawns for maintenance to scheduling appointments in academic advisement, our paid student worker program is a big benefit for both the college and the student.

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The Chronicle of Higher Education and ModernThink LLC provide valuable insights into fundamental workplace qualities. RLC takes part in the program which surveys faculty and staff to determine the key factors that distinguish great colleges. 

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Work Here & There

Employers in our area — and some out of the area — send us their job openings. We collect them and post them on our site and to the job board in the LRC. 

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Career Center
Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1343
Email Career Center
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Career Center
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Career Center