Student Life

Veterans & Active Duty

Thank you for your past and/or current service to this country! As a veteran or service-member, there are multiple resources available to you for career development assistance.

Joining a mentoring program can be beneficial to your career and personal development. American Corporate Partners is a FREE mentoring program that pairs veterans, service members, or their spouses (post 9/11), with a corporate mentor. The time commitment is only one hour per month!

Join the LinkedIn Group, WIU Veterans & Service Members ConnectionsThis group was created to facilitate networking opportunities between current students and alumni of Western Illinois University who identify as veterans and service-members.

As a veteran or service member, there are laws to protect you during the employment process, including Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). More detailed information can be found at this link:

Please see this link for detailed information on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act:

Online Resources


Essential Career Resources For Vet's

A comprehensive site of vital and useful career related materials

Military Skills Translator

Match your military experience to civilian jobs

Resume Guidelines

How to translate your military occupational specialty on your civilian résumé

Hire Heroes USA

Provides free transition workshops, personalized career coaching, and employment preparation counseling to U.S. military members, veterans, and their spouses

Illinois Joining Forces

Resources related to education, housing, employment, healthcare, benefits, and more

VA for Vets

Your gateway to VA careers

Feds Hire Vets

Federal employment information for Veterans, transitioning military service members, and their families

USA Jobs

The place to explore careers and apply for jobs within the federal government

Contact Info

Career Development
Memorial Hall 125
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Phone: (309) 298-1884