On-Campus Resources

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Veterans Live Chat

We’re here to help veterans transition from a military career to a college student to a candidate that employers are looking to hire. Need help?

Student Veteran-Focused Services

  • Designated veteran coordinator on staff - Anitra King, veteran, and student success specialist. We are in the Career Development Services Office, Building F, Room F207. Call 847-214-7531 or email aking@elgin.edu
  • Assists with:
    • Academic guidance and support are needed to maximize your educational experience.
    • It helps with requesting your military transcripts for evaluation.
  • In-processing veterans orientation.
  • Career planning (for decided and undecided student veterans)
  • Job-search assistance:
    • Resume and cover letter writing.
    • Interviewing skills.
  • Transition and life skills.
  • Resources and referrals (within ECC and outside sources).
  • Veteran retention.

Financial Benefits for Veterans

  • Answers questions, explain and certifies benefits (federal and state).
  • Directs veterans/students to grants, loans, and scholarships.
  • Awards veteran/student financial aid and answer financial aid questions.


Policy on Transfer Credits - Previous education and training can be evaluated for all veterans and eligible persons. Appropriate credit is granted and can reduce some classes you may need to take. Request your military transcript at JST - Job Services Transcript

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Military Career, Job Sources, and Other Resources

  • Undecided veterans looking at their options: My Next Move for Veterans
  • Military Transferable Skills: Invisible assets and military-to-civilian transitions sample resumes are available in the Career Development Office with Anitra King. 
  • Career Exploration: Find civilian careers and related education based on your military occupation code at ECC's Career Coach Military Careers site. Start by adding your branch and status for available options for local jobs combined with salary information. 
  • The best place to find federal jobs for veterans:

Military Ally Training

We're trained and ready to help. ECC provides Military Ally Training to employees to provide greater visibility and appreciation for military-connected students' unique needs, experiences, and perspectives. For questions about the workshop and/or how to become an ally, contact Anitra King by email at aking@elgin.edu

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