Career Exploration

The Barrington High School Counselors in alliance with business partners, faculty representatives, parents and students recognize the link between career satisfaction and life fulfillment. We strive to enable students to gain self-awareness, investigate options, and plan for the future. Our goal is to expose students to the career education planning process as a resource for life-long learning.

Career exploration is simply learning about various occupations and their “fit” with your unique career preferences, e.g. the skills, interests and values you want satisfied by your career. Ideally, you engage in career exploration during or after identifying your career preferences through self-assessment.

Barrington High School is a member of the Northwest Educational Council for Student Success (NECSS), along with high school districts #211 and #214 and Harper College District #512. The purpose of the NECSS is to offer coordinated and specialized career awareness and exploration services for high school and community college students.

Career Treks

Do you know what career is right for you? 
Do you have a plan? If not, join us on a Career TREK!

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Occupational Outlook Handbook

The government's premier source of career
guidance featuring hundreds of occupations.

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