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New partnership provides free mentorships to women Veterans
ACP is a non-profit organization, which offers free career counseling and mentoring to post-9/11 Veterans by professionals from America’s top corporations and select universities and hospitals. More than 2,500 senior corporate employees are currently volunteering as mentors in year-long mentorships with transitioning service members. To date, more than 7,500 Veterans and Servicemembers have completed an ACP mentorship.
ACP has more than 60 corporate partners in their mentorship program, including: AT&T, BlackRock, Bristol-Myers, Cargill, Citi, Coca-Cola, Deloitte, Disney, Eli Lilly, Fidelity Investments, General Electric, HP, Home Depot, IBM, Intel, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, MasterCard, Morgan Stanley, News Corporation, Occidental Petroleum, PepsiCo, PNC, Tyco, UBS, USAA, Wells Fargo and Whirlpool.
Participation is simple. Women Veterans can apply online and an ACP staff member will contact them within two business days. An ACP operations associate will interview the Veteran to better understand her goals and career objectives. The ACP team works to pair the Veteran with the best mentor they can find. Once the Veteran approves, the mentorship officially begins, and ACP will supply a profile of the mentor, resources and a staff person to assist throughout the year.
Once paired, ACP will follow up with the Veteran and their mentor throughout the year to see how the mentorship is progressing and offer personalized resources to ensure the Veteran has a valuable experience. This is an amazing resource, and best of all, membership is absolutely free.
Become a member of this powerful community or learn more at www.acp-usa.org
*VA does not officially sponsor or endorse this organization. However, we feel this information may provide a valuable opportunity for women Veterans.
Kayla Williams is the director of the Center for Women Veterans at VA Central Office, in Washington, D.C. The center monitors VA’s administration of benefits and services for women Veterans and promotes recognition of contributions made by women who served in the armed forces.
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