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Virtual High School Career Fair


Welcome to our web site!

On this site, visitors will be introduceed to a variety of career paths and educational institutions where one can achieve his or her chosen career. This web site is a cool way for students to access information they will need to make smart career choices. Students will be able to find a wealth of information as they explore career choices. We have put together some suggestions for careers and schools, as well as links to other resources to help students make well informed decisions. Explore and have fun in your search!! Students may wish to go to the Access Yourself link on  and take a free interest test before you explore careers.

* News*

February 25th, 2010 - We held a Career Fair at the Carbondale High School! It was a resounding success with
over 350 kids and 60 presenters! Local businesses donated door prizes!

Boys and Girls


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Career Education Source

Farmer Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources - The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.
Architect Architecture & Construction - Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.
Artist Arts, A/V Technology & Communications - Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.
Business Business Management and Administration careers -encompass planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations.  Business Management and Administration career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy.
Education Education and Training - Planning, managing and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.
Finance Finance - Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.
government Government and Public Administration - Executing governmental functions to include Governance; National Security; Foreign Service; Planning; Revenue and Taxation; Regulation; and Management and Administration at the local, state, and federal levels.
Hospitality Hospitality & Tourism encompasses the management, marketing and operations of restaurants and other foodservices, lodging, attractions, recreation events and travel related services. 
Human Service Human Service - Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs. 
Information Technology Information Technology - Building Linkages in IT Occupations Framework: For Entry Level, Technical, and Professional Careers Related to the Design, Development, Support and Management of Hardware, Software, Multimedia, and Systems Integration Services.
Law Law, Public Safety & Corrections - Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.
Manufacturing Manufacturing - Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering. 
Marketing Marketing - Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.
Science Science, Technology Engineering & Mathematics - Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.
Science Health Science - Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.
Transport Transportation Distribution & Logistics - Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

2010 - site by Dara Weaver-Holmes &
Content references: States Career Clusters
Career Zone

Carbondale Girl Scouts

CCHS Carbondale Terriers

Developing this career guidance site, as well as orchestrating the Virtual Job Fair at CCHS, is the project of Senior Girl Scout Dara Jumoke Weaver-Holmes in fulfillment of earning her Gold Award, the highest award a girl scout can earn, and Jackson County Girl Scout Troop 8192. Dara thanks Carbondale Community High School for hosting this site. Content and site model credit goes to Dara and to State Career Clusters and Career Zone. The web site consultant for this project is Sunny Kerr of Sunsational Design.

Dara wishes to thank Mrs. Sandy Brown, Director of the CCHS Guidance staff , the Guidance Staff and SIUC Intern Jenny Rabideau for helping to make the Career Fair a successful event.
Thanks is also given to Mrs. Partricia Mayberry, School Support Teem member, for her help at the fair.

Last but not least, Dara would also like to thank God for sending an angel by the name of Sunny of for all the help she gave in helping with the development of my
web site.


Helping Hands






2010 - site by Dara Weaver-Holmes &
Content references: States Career Clusters
Career Zone

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Illinois Schools

CCHS Carbondale Terriers

Eastern Illinois University

Charleston, Il 61920
(217) 581-5000
Governor's State University

One University Parkway
University Park, Il 60484
(708) 534-5000

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

305 N. West Street   
Olney, Illinois 62450
(618) 393-2982

Frontier Campus, Lincoln Trail Campus,
Olney Central Campus,
Wabash Campus

Illinois State University

North and School Streets
Normal, Il 61790

Illinois Wesleyan University

1312 Park Street
Bloomington, Il 61701
(309) 556-1000

John A. Logan College

700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Il 62918
(618) 985-3741

Loyola University Chicago

1032 W. Sheridan Rd
Chicago, Il 60660
(773) 274-3000

Northeastern Illinois University

5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Il 60625-4699
(773) 583-4050

Northwestern University

633 Clark Street
Evanston, Il 60208
(847) 491-3741

Rend Lake College

468 N. Ken Gray Parkway
Ina, Il 62846
(618) 437-5321

Roosevelt University

430 S. Michigan Ave
Chicago, Il 60605
(312) 341-3500

Southeast Missouri State University

One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau, Mo 63701-4799
(573) 651-2000

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Edwardsville, Il 62026
(618) 650-2000
(800) 447-7483

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale, Illinois
(618) 453-2121

University of Chicago

5801 South Ellis Avenue
Chicago, Il 60637
(773) 702-1234

University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign

901 West Illinois Street
Urbana, Il 61801
(217) 333-1000

Lake College

5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, Il 61938
(217) 234-5434


Chicago State University

9501 South King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628-1598


Danville Area Community College

Martin Luther King Memorial Way
2000 East Main Street
Danville, IL 61832-5199
(217)443-3222 (443.DACC)
(888)455-3222 (toll-free)
McKendree University

701 College Road
Lebanon, Illinois 62254

(618) 537-4481


Millikin University

1184 West Main Street
Decatur IL 62522


Northern Illinois University

1425 W. Lincoln Hwy.
DeKalb IL 60115
(815) 753-1000
(815) 753-2000

Southeastern Illinois College

3575 College Road
Harrisburg Illinois 62946
Phone: (618) 252-5400
Toll free: 866-338-2742

Quincy University

1800 College Avenue
Quincy, Il  62301
(217) 222-8020 |
Admissions:(800) 688-4295

The following links will help you view trade schools in the State of Illinois or Trade schools in other States:


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2010 - site by Dara Weaver-Holmes &
Content references: States Career Clusters
Career Zone