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Mentorship is the first step in your transition from the military. A quality mentor can assist you in taking your career to the next level. They can also help you overcome obstacles in your personal life. Despite these advantages, many people still overlook the priceless opportunities offered by mentorship.
Thanks to our partners, Veterati and Northrop Grumman, you have the opportunity to be paired with a fellow USAFA graduate in an industry of your choosing. Mentors can introduce you to 80% of the job opportunities that only exist in personal networks. You will be able to talk about your options and think through the next chapters of your life. We suggest visiting this section approximately 1 year before transition.
A new career is not always the immediate next step for a transitioning USAFA graduate. Education may be the next step, or a combination of education and other professional pursuits. VA education benefits can help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. Here you can learn how to apply for and manage the education and training benefits you've earned. You also will have the option to learn what career opportunities will open up with additional education.
VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. Learn how to apply for and manage the education and training benefits you've earned.https://www.benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/fgib/VetTec_Veteran.asp
VA education benefits help Veterans, service members, and their qualified family members with needs like paying college tuition, finding the right school or training program, and getting career counseling. Learn how to apply for and manage the education and training benefits you've earned.Bass Military Scholars Program: https://www.vanderbilt.edu/bass-military-scholars/
In recognition of the patriotism, scholarship and leadership qualities and capabilities of veterans, Vanderbilt University launched the Bass Military Scholars Program in 2018 to provide financial aid to an annual cohort of highly talented veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees across five Vanderbilt schools. Application window is August 1, 2019 to February 10, 2020.Olmstead Foundation Scholarship: http://www.olmstedfoundation.org/
For over five decades Olmsted Scholars have pursued graduate studies at foreign universities in topics ranging from political science and history to literature. But the true power of the Olmsted Scholar Program comes from the experience of full immersion in foreign countries and cultures across the globe.McConn Public Policy Internship: https://www.afpc.af.mil/Portals/70/documents/Home/Awards%20and%20Decorations/AFI%2036-2301.pdf
Sponsor US Air Force Academy graduate for a one-year graduate degree at the Georgetown Public Policy Institute. Selected officers will learn both the art and science of policy management and leadership. Students develop leadership and communications skills in a curriculum that emphasizes analytical rigor to advance policy agendas. Graduates receive a Master of Policy Management degree. Required follow-on assignment to OSD, JCS, SAF or Air Staff office with legislative branch interaction.
Richard "Dick" McConn is a 1966 graduate that sponsors this internship. You must be an US Air Force Academy graduate to apply
The transition from the military is difficult. It can be compared to moving to France where you don't speak the language and don't know anyone. Around 25% of veterans leaving the military say they want to start a business but less than 6% actually do. The number 1 reason they give for not launching their own business is a lack of professional networks. Click here to start the journey (spouses included)!
SACC (Service Academy Career Conference) is administered and supported by the Alumni Associations and Association of Graduates of the U.S. Military Academy, the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, this is the only job fair exclusively for service academy alumni.