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.
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.
Veterans who have served on active duty since 2001 are eligible to apply for mentorships, with preference given to those with service-connected disabilities. ACP also recognizes the service and sacrifice of our nation's surviving military spouses and spouses of severely wounded post-9/11 veterans, and encourages them to apply for mentorship opportunities.
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.