Veterans Program

NLU supports our military-connected students as they pursue their education and career goals.

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Career Development

The Career Development Office is uniquely positioned to provide our military connected students with resources and services to help with the transition to the civilian workplace.

  • Career Advising —  Emily works closely with our military connected population. She is available to meet with students for individualized career coaching as well as:
    • Skill, personality and interest assessments
    • Resume development
    • Mock interview preparation
    • Job search planning
  • Military-Specific Online Career Tool — NLU offers an intensive career tool, specifically designed for transitioning military members, covering everything from how to market your skills to preparing for interviews and negotiating your salary. 
  • Networking — Connecting to careers, opening doors and making introductions is the most valuable resource NLU provides our students. Along with NLU’s reputation in a wide variety of industries, the University also has access to our own  Veteran’s Initiative Advisory Committee and NLU alumni network to assist in connecting us with employers who truly are “military friendly”— connections that we share with our job-seeking students.
  • Seminars and Workshops — Check our Military Events page regularly for seminars, workshops and webinars designed to help you transition into the workplace. 
  • Job Postings — NLU’s Virtual Career Network offers job postings that are updated daily and diverse in scope. In addition, we also distribute a Weekly Career Opportunities email highlighting openings that are timely and companies that are hoping to hire immediately.
  • Government — Through NLU’s involvement with the Government College Relations Council, we are developing relationships with recruiters and influencers at the federal and local level.
  • Veterans Lounge — The NLU Veterans Lounge offers a comfortable environment on our Chicago campus where military students can job search and network with their peers.

    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of the city's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to six classrooms, this location features a conference room, a computer lab with high-speed Internet access, an extensive research library and comfortable student lounges.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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    NLU has a proud history of serving graduate students in southeastern Wisconsin. We currently offer all Wisconsin residents online programs in non-licensure education as well as a variety of business-related degrees.

    12000 West Park Place, Suite 100
    Milwaukee, WI 53224-3007
    (414) 577.2658
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