We Empower Lifelong Career Readiness

The Illinois Career Information System (CIS) is a comprehensive online system that offers career, education, and current labor market information in one, easy-to-use tool. We are part of the Illinois Department of Employment Security and have offered Illinois CIS since 1977.

Illinois CIS is powered by intoCareers. For over 50 years, intoCareers has supported high-quality career information and planning systems across the nation. As a non-profit, we focus all of our resources on promoting research-based, best-practice career information services.

intoCareers is an outreach unit of the University of Oregon, College of Education. Our mission helps the College of Education fulfill its mission: Making Educational and Social Systems Work for All.

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50+ Years

Since 1971, we have been leaders in providing reliable career development for all ages.

2 Million+ Annual Users

Our nationwide network takes ownership over their career and education planning.

Over 30 States

Our tools are found in schools, campuses, homes, libraries, job centers, and more.

Our Career Development Tools

Illinois Career Information System (CIS) provides a comprehensive software system that helps people make informed career and education choices. Our life-long learning tools include annually updated wage and employment data, age-appropriate self-surveys with visual and interactive results, career and college planning at the local and national level, and robust financial aid resources.

IL CIS360 Junior

Middle school exploration of careers, goals, interests, and values.

IL CIS360 College

Launching careers, exploring goals and interests, and researching options.

IL CIS360 High School

High school self-discovery and ownership over career and education plans.

IL CIS360 Adult

Career transitions, employment skills, and exploring career options.

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Admin Tools

Generate robust reports, customize career plans, manage user portfolios, and more.

Where You Can Find Us

IL CIS can be found in schools, campuses, libraries, homes, after-school programs, camps, job centers, correctional facilities, and more. For more information, please contact us at des.cis@illinois.gov and someone from our team will reach out to you within 24 hours.