Employment and Internships

Tiny Boots Childcare Program

A program designed to connect Illinois Veterans with quality childcare while the Veteran attends scheduled medical/counseling appointments and job interviews.  For information, please review the 3 easy steps on the Illinois Veterans Child Care Program link.



VetTech Internship - Every summer, Fermilab in Batavia, IL hires student veterans for a 10-week, full-time paid internship as a technician in their laboratory. Fermilab seeks COD student veterans in majors like engineering, CIS, CIT, automotive service technology, manufacturing, HVACR and other fields to fill these slots. If you are interested in participating, consider attending the Open House on November 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. or contact the Veterans Services office to be added to the list of interested students for the Summer 2018 term.


Professional Career Mentoring 

American Corporate Partners (ACP)
A one-to-one year-long mentorship with a corporate professional in the career field of your interest.  ACP mentors come from more than sixty companies including 21st Century Fox, Bloomberg, Deloitte, GE Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Lockhead Martin, Raytheon, PwC, USAA and many others.  

ACP Veteran Mentoring Program

ACP Women's Veteran Mentoring Program

Visit American Corporate Partners online to apply and note that you were referred by College of DuPage on your application.  If you have questions, please email Maddie at mcoffin@acp-usa.org or call (212) 752-0700.


Job Opportunities for Veterans

Veterans are sought for the following employment opportunities.

The College of DuPage Veterans Services office actively seeks student veterans to fill roles as receptionists and mentors to assist other student veterans pursuing their education. If you are interested in being considered, please forward your resume via email to veterans@cod.edu.

Smithfield Foods in St. Charles, IL is seeking veterans to fill General Production Workers as well as Maintenance Mechanic/Electrician positions soon. If you are interested in either position, please apply online or email your resume to slaing@smithfield.com.

DuPage County Vet Center VA Work Study
Contact Mr. Dale Anderson, (630) 585-1853

Grunt Style - View open careers

workNet DuPage - Priority of Service to Veterans for job search and training grants.

Service Technicians - Kaeser Compressors is seeking College of DuPage Veterans with backgrounds in HVACR, air compression systems, and electrical mechanical fields. If you are interested, submit an application through their website and mark that you are a veteran and COD student.

The Morton Arboretum is seeking Visitors Services Assistants for the fall/winter Illuminations program which brings thousands of visitors to the Arboretum in Lisle every year. These are seasonal positions, but more great opportunities exist through their website. 


Special Opportunities

  • Operation Support Our Troops - America, OSOT based in Lisle is always in need of care items and volunteers to pack care packages for U.S. troops overseas.  
  • YMCA Urban Warriors, A Veteran to youth mentoring opportunity. The YMCA of Metro Chicago's Youth Safety and Violence Prevention initiative pairs combat experienced Veterans with youth exposed to violence in some of Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods.
  • Honor Rewards - Offered by the DuPage County Recorder's Office, Honor Rewards is an ID card that helps Veterans receive discounts, promotions and other incentives from participating local businesses. Veterans can sign up for the Honor Rewards ID Card at the Recorders Office or on-line.


Contact Information

Veterans Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 2225, (630) 942-3814
Fax: (630) 942-4991

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Veterans Lounge
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3260

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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