Fall courses for Military-Connected Students

The Center for Wounded Veterans in Higher Education is offering the following three electives in the fall semester. A description of each course and CRN are below. The courses were designed specifically for military-connected students to assist with their transition and integration at the University of Illinois.

All courses will take place at the Center for Wounded Veterans: 908 W. Nevada Street, Urbana.

Veterans Leadership Transition (2.0 credits)  CRN 54672

Offered 1st 8-week session of the semester on Tue / Thurs 11a – 12:20p

Having veterans on campus is an honor. The University recognizes the vast experiences and leadership that veterans bring from the military. For some returning veterans, going back to school can present unique challenges. There are many offices on campus and within the community that are designed to see veterans succeed. This course is designed for veterans who are freshman and transfer students to learn about assistive resources, gain practical skills that will support their transition to campus, reflect on their service history and new mission as students, and develop community. Students will engage and complete readings and assignments related to the “Hero’s Journey” by Joseph Campbell. 

Career Development for Military Connected Students (2.0 credits)  CRN 68462

Offered 2nd 8-week session of the semester on Tue / Thurs 11a – 12:20p 

The objective of this course is to introduce military-connected students to the subject of career development and to provide strategies that enable them to land a career and succeed in the workplace. This course provides an overview of the civilian and federal job search process, resources for creating effective resumes and cover letters, interview preparation, job negotiations, professional networking and knowledge of various industries and organizations. Additionally, employee rights and benefits to include retirement programs will be discussed in detail, as well as tips for business-related functions, workplace challenges and situations, making sense of your paycheck, increasing your salary, and the importance of finding a mentor(s) early in your academic career.

Rally Point – Workshops (1.0 credit)  CRN 68463

Offered full semester; Tuesdays from 5p – 5:50p

The goals of this course are to: 1) continue to guide you through your transition to civilian and college life; 2) identify and examine obstacles, problems, and issues that may be arising during the second half of the semester; and 3) teach and implement adaptive coping and problem-solving strategies for dealing with current and future stressors.