Find your next job with the help from an American Corporate Partners mentor

Average starting salary for Veterans who utilize ACP is $86,000


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 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.


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  1. David Charles Gironda    

    I am a Vietnam War enlistee who served in the USAF from Arizona April 1965 to April 1969. I had been a Real Estate Appraiser since 1981, then licensed as a Certified General Appraiser when the States and Nation started certifications in 1991. I went Inactive on Aug. 31, 2018, but was not previously advised prior to my expiration date, of Arizona Revised Statute 32-3627 as I should have been before my certification was to expired. As a certificate holder I should have been properly informed that I was able to request that the certificate be placed on ‘Inactive Status’ by “filing with the Superintendent an application that included “my certificate holder’s name, my certificate number, and request for inactive status.”
    All of that had never been explained to me, or I would have filed prior to August 30, 2018 while I was still certified, by law I would have had 2 years, from 8-30-2018 to 8-30-2020, in order to file a request. No notice was ever provided to me, and I requested to become reactivated on June 8, 2020 with 83 days left in that 2-years to notice. I realize now that over that period of time many changes were occurring at the Appraisal Section, and notices may not have been disseminated in a timely manner as they should have been. I am appealing for a chance to rectify that situation in order to resolve my current certification, but getting some resistance from the now State Dept. of Insurance & Financial Institutions (ADFI) who now controls Appraiser certifications. As a Veteran, can you help with this?

    David C. Gironda

  2. Virgil Bierschwale    

    Feel free to tell them about THE Displaced American who has graduated from the VRAP program, and has 30 years experience in software development, systems analyst and project manager who is currently living in his garage because most of these organizations use non-immigrant guest workers on H-1B visas rather than Americans and Veterans

  3. Steven Richard    

    Hello, I’m an employer. Is this program only for Fortune 500 companies and for jobs with an average salary of $86,000?
    I’m not a Fortune 500 company with $86,000 average jobs but I do own a small business that needs tradespeople (Electricians). Do you have another program for these type jobs? I have worked with ESGR in the past.
    Thank you,
    Steven Richard

    1. Shina    

      @Steven Richard – Any chance you are located in the Arkansas area?

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