College & Career Staff

Phone: 847-755-5646


Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Patrick Evans

Career Advisor

Phone: 847-755-5600


Degrees and Certifications:

Ms. Paula Waterman

Office Hours (Regular School Year):
Monday: By appointment only
Tuesday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 3:30pm
Friday: By appointment only

Choosing a career path ranks among the most important and difficult choices facing high school students. After all, students seldom get to “try on” careers, yet they are expected to begin studying or training for their life’s work right out of high school. Careers don’t just happen; they must be built.  Hoffman Estates High School and Township High School District 211 provide a number of important career exploration resources to make career planning easier.  Several of them are highlighted here.  Students, take time to build your career path. Check the morning announcements, hallway flyers, and the College and Career Resource Center, Media Center, for information about upcoming college and career events. They are available to all students.

Career Treks – Career Treks provide broad-based workplace experiences for groups of students with similar career interests. They are free, almost always take place during the school day, and bus transportation is provided to and from school. Assessment and Consultation – A 15-minute appointment with your Career Advisor is all it takes to get started. Take a career assessment on to begin your career planning and sign up for future career explorations in your area of interest. Visit the College and Career Resource center today!

Online Resources

  • Career Cruising is a user friendly career assessment and research site –
  • College Majors & Career Clusters is valuable for students to explore multiple areas while still in high school to assist in decisions about where their skills and passions exist –

To make an appointment with HEHS Career Advisor Ms. Waterman, please email her at