A Program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

The Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program (CFP) is an innovative program that provides military service members with professional training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce. Here are five reasons why you need to apply to participate in the CFP before you transition out of the military.

5 Reasons You Need to Apply to the Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program

1. It will revolutionize your outlook on the military-to-civilian transition process.

“My experience with Hiring Our Heroes’ Corporate Fellowship Program revolutionized my outlook on my own transition out of the military. At that time I had no plans on how I was going to search for work outside of the Army and I didn’t even have a resume.

“Committing to apply to the program gave me the reality check that I needed to take my transition seriously, and as a result I was accepted and now have an opportunity to pursue a career using a skill set developed by escalating responsibilities in the military and molded into a civilian model.

“During this program, I was a fellow with GENCO in Lebanon, TN, where I was I was able to apply my knowledge to improve production processes and lead a production team towards its goals. I was involved daily in production and engineering meetings as new models of product were introduced to the factory. Even with the compressed timeline of my fellowship the environment with GENCO promoted asking questions and pushed my professional growth. I have been offered a position with the company and using skills introduced by the program I was able to develop a professional network with the other fellows and career organizations around the Fort Campbell area.”