From pursing an advanced degree to developing career building skills, Sacred Heart offers multiple resources for students as well as partnering with several associates that are dedicated to helping military members acclimate into the education and professional settings.
American Corporate Partners
American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a not-for-profit organization based out of New York City, providing mentorship and career guidance to student veterans in order to aid in the transitioning period from active military to workforce. Similar to the likes of a career development office, as a Sacred Heart University military student, you will have access to a number of benefits including career advice, networking opportunities, counseling, support and encouragement.
American Corporate Partners offers two unique professional development programs:
- ACP AdvisorNet: This is an online network or forum where select advisors who have careers, share business knowledge, advice and insights with veterans in an informal and conversational setting. Veterans can post all kinds of questions with topics ranging from job openings and interviews to leadership and management, and transitioning. This is available to current and former members of the military and their dependents.
- Nationwide & Local Mentoring Programs: This program’s focus is to assist the student in successfully transitioning from the military into becoming a confident civilian in the workforce by preparing them with long-term career development tools. The mentoring program pairs veteran students, or protégés, with veterans who are working in the corporate world based on their similar experiences, interests and goals. Corporate mentors exist in a variety of fields and industries, including education, retail, manufacturing, marketing, finance, defense and business among others. Together, the mentor and student will work on resume building, interviewing tips, career guidance, networking and building other essential skills throughout the course of one year, hopefully leading to finding employment after graduation. Once you become a student at Sacred Heart University, all you have to do in order to be matched up to a mentor is fill out an application and submit to Dawn Corica at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Mentoring Program supports remote mentorships for those mentors and students who may live too far to visit face to face. The local mentoring program on the other hand is ideal for pairing where students may live nearby to their mentors. Pairing by similar career objectives and goals is the priority, which may not always give way to have a local mentor.
For more details on the offerings, please visit the American Corporate Partners web site.
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC) is an organization created to improve postsecondary education opportunities for servicemembers worldwide, in collaboration with the Department of Defense, and Active and Reserve Components of the Military Services. SOC provides comprehensive information regarding guidelines on applying and enrolling into programs, credit transfer opportunities as well as informational resources, forms and publications.
For more information on the SOC, please click here.
Dedicated Student Services Coordinator
Sacred Heart is committed to helping our military students succeed. Throughout your online journey experience, you will also have access and ongoing communication with a dedicated student services coordinator. You are encouraged to reach out to your student services coordinator for all questions related to your course enrollment, tuition, administrative needs and more. They will help facilitate and resolve your questions and concerns.
For more information on how Sacred Heart University offers support to our military students, please contact us or call us at 877-791-7181.