About ACP's Nationwide Mentoring Program
ACP’s Veteran Mentoring Program connects Veteran Protégés with Corporate Mentors for a yearlong mentorship. Paired based on their career objectives and professional experience, Mentors and Protégés define the goals of their mentorship together and focus on a successful transition from the military to the civilian workforce. Mentors have a wide variety of professional expertise, including defense, education, finance, insurance, information technology, logistics, management, manufacturing, marketing and retail.
Over the course of the year, all matched pairs should have at least 12 significant discussions regarding the Protégé’s career objectives. These discussions can focus on topics ranging from résumé building and interview skills to networking and small business development. Mentors may participate in all of the discussions personally or arrange for colleagues to meet with their Protégé.
ACP has developed two program options in order to offer mentorships to veterans across the country:
ACP's National Program supports remote mentorships between participants who share similar career interests, but do not live within local proximity. We ask Mentors and Protégés to be flexible regarding the location of their mentorship. Participants in long-distance mentorships communicate by phone, e-mail, and/or videoconference.
ACP's Local Programs operate in cities with high densities of participants. Because we aim to connect you with someone whose career objectives and professional experience aligns with yours, we may not always have an ideal candidate in your area. If your location lends itself to a local mentorship, we will do our best to pair you with a participant nearby.
ACP's mentoring program is open to all currently serving and recently separated veterans (including members of the Reserve and National Guard) who have served on active duty for at least 180 days since September 11, 2001. ACP's mentoring program is also open to surviving spouses and spouses of severely wounded post-9/11 veterans.
ACP accepts applications from those service members who do not meet the 180 days of active duty requirement, but who were injured while serving or training.
For exceptions to this policy, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with an explanation of your circumstances, and ACP staff will consider your request.
Only individuals associated with our Participating Institutions are eligible to apply to be ACP Mentors. The ideal Mentor will have at least eight years of professional experience and is at least 35 years old. If you are not eligible to be a Mentor in ACP's Mentoring Program, please sign up to be an Advisor+ on ACP AdvisorNet.
For further information on ACP's Mentoring Program, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.