American Corporate Partners and University of Phoenix Partner to Help Veterans Pursue Their Education and Career Goals

Mentoring program, networking and career advice available to Veterans

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.

About ACP

American Corporate Partners ( 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


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