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New Trier Career Development

The Career Development Program provides New Trier students with counseling services and career exploration.  The program is intended to complement the work of each student’s advisor and post-high school counselor with steps to guide them through self-analysis, career exploration and educational goal setting.  This is achieved through:





  • Three individual counseling sessions with Ms. Susie Thorngren
  • Excursions to career fairs in various fields including health care, media and communications, engineering, architecture and marketing
  • Job shadowing with professionals in the community
  • Career Services Orientation with sophomore advisories
  • Resume writing and interviewing workshops
  • Summer school program exploring careers in engineering  business management and information technology, or health care
  • Guidance for internships and Senior Project
  • Interpretation of career assessment results (including the PLAN test)

The College/Career Center, located in Room 230 (adjacent to Post-High School Counseling) is New Trier’s comprehensive resource site for:

  • College and university information including catalogs, applications, viewbooks and brochures, and general reference material
  • Financial aid and internship information and applications
  • Visits from admissions representatives from post-secondary institutions in the U.S. and Canada
  • College/Career Center Orientation with junior advisories
  • Academic, volunteer or adventure-oriented summer program information
  • Career and occupation information
  • College board test preparation information
  • U.S. military opportunity information
  • Circulating collection of videos, CD’s, and books on colleges and careers
  • Part-time or temporary job postings

Students use websites and software on the ten available computers to:

  • Conduct college or career interest and abilities inventories
  • Utilize the inventory results for information on possible occupations connecting to college majors and schools that provide them; or information on schools and majors connecting to possible occupations
  • Acquire information on specific colleges or universities and/or complete an online application
  • Research or apply for financial aid