PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)--American Corporate Partners (ACP) and University of Phoenix today announced a new partnership that is designed to help veteran students enhance their careers. A year-long customized mentorship program is available to 250 University of Phoenix post-9/11 veterans who will be paired with corporate professional mentors. Mentors will coach mentees to help make the transition to a meaningful career. University student veterans will also be able to participate in ACP career networking events across the country. In addition, all military-affiliated students and alumni will have access to AdvisorNet, an online network connecting veterans with business leaders.
“Joining efforts with University of Phoenix advances our mutual goal of helping student veterans achieve their educational goals and find meaningful employment,” said Sid Goodfriend, founder and chairman of American Corporate Partners. “By working together, we can have a direct impact on the lives of our veterans and help them enhance their careers.”
“American Corporate Partners offers exceptional mentorship and career services that empower our student veterans to make informed decisions in pursuing their life, career and education goals,” said Adam Such, vice president of Military and Veteran Affairs at University of Phoenix. “We chose American Corporate Partners because we share a commitment to supporting this next greatest generation of veteran leaders in impacting their lives and communities across the country.”
ACP’s volunteer mentors represent a wide variety of industries. They come from diverse fields including education, finance, healthcare, IT, logistics, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, marketing, insurance and project management. ACP hand-selects mentor pairings ensuring each mentorship meets individual needs and advances the goals of the individual veteran.
University of Phoenix offers a variety of educational options to make education accessible to active and veteran service members including flexible online and ground programs, as well as support for military-affiliated students throughout their educational journey. There are more than 125,000 military graduates from University of Phoenix.
American Corporate Partners (acp-usa.org) is a New York City-based national nonprofit organization founded in 2008 by Sidney E. Goodfriend to address veterans’ career transition needs through two free programs: a nationwide veteran mentoring program and an online network, ACP AdvisorNet, offering career, employment and small business advice through a robust business community and Q&A platform. More than 20,000 post-9/11 veterans have participated in ACP’s programs.
About University of Phoenix
University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc., University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world. For more information, visit www.phoenix.edu.