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

Author:VAntage Point Contributor

Date:October 2021

Source:VAntage Point Contributor © 2021, Reprinted with permission

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.

More than 21,000 veterans have found success by working with ACP. One example is Master Sergeant Denis Orellana, who applied to the ACP program after 20 years in the U.S. Army. He knew he wanted a career in Operations, Logistics, or Project Management, but wasn't sure exactly how to get there. His ADT Commercial Mentor, Tim, helped give Denis insight into his day-to-day duties as an Operations Manager. The pair also worked on Denis' resume and interview skills. Denis felt more than prepared to go after the job he had been hoping for, and he recently secured his dream job as an Operations Manager at Amazon.

Ready to take the next step?

Getting started with ACP is easy: visit 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.

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