National nonprofit American Corporate Partners (ACP) works with post-9/11 Veterans to help them find meaningful employment after military service. In ACP’s most recent study of participants in its one year mentorship program, the average starting salary for Veterans who utilized ACP was more than $86,000, and importantly, more than 86% of Veterans are still at their same company one year later. The program not only helps Veterans find great jobs, but the right jobs for them.
ACP’s roster of mentors is unmatched – senior executives from hundreds of America’s top companies provide volunteer mentors to ACP. All industries and career paths are represented and Veterans are able to explore career opportunities, learn about job search tips and tricks, gain resume and interviewing skills, and get connected directly to employers who are hiring.
ACP has 20,000 success stories of Veterans who have had their transitions positively impacted by participating in the program. One recent success is U.S. Army Veteran Didier Muvandimwe, who enlisted in 2016 as a power generation engineer specialist and recently transitioned back into civilian life. With the help of his ACP mentor, Didier secured a position in Bank of America’s Veteran Associate Program, a rotational program that will give him exposure to on-the-job training and networking opportunities with senior leaders at the bank.
Ready to take the next step?
Getting started with ACP is easy: visit https://www.acp-usa.org/ and fill out a brief application. Answer questions that include background, interests, military experience, and mentoring preferences such as gender or former service preferences.
What to expect after applying?
ACP will reach out within 24 hours and schedule a 15-minute phone call to ask a few more clarifying questions in order to match Veterans with the right mentor.
More than 20,000 Veterans have completed ACP’s program, with a 98% satisfaction rate.
All post-9/11 Veterans who have served at least 180 days of active duty since 9/11 are eligible.
The sharing of any non-VA information does not constitute an endorsement of products and services on part of VA.
Colleen Deere is ACP’s executive director.