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Corporate Fellowship Program

HOH’s CFP can help launch your civilian career in the industry best suited to your skillset and experience level.

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Program overview
This innovative program provides transitioning service members with professional training and hands-on experience in the civilian workforce. The professional development offered through the program prepares candidates for a smooth transition into meaningful civilian careers. Participating corporations benefit by gaining access to the best and brightest transitioning service members, while also developing a more comprehensive understanding of the veteran job market.
Fellowship Hosts
Matching with a host company
Fellowship candidates are carefully matched with participating companies based on the specific skills of the candidate and the preferences of both parties. Once matched with a host company, candidates undergo exclusive on-the-job training at their host company, gaining firsthand experience in the private sector. This real-world experience is augmented by weekly educational sessions for the cohort, held in a classroom setting.
Program Dates
Upcoming cohorts
Transitioning service member fellows must be within 180 days of transition from military service at the time of the 12-week program
2021 - Cohort 2 Application Packet Deadline: March 5
May 3 – July 23, 2021
2021 - Cohort 3 Application Packet Deadline: June 18
August 23 – November 10, 2021
2022 - Cohort 1 Application Packet Deadline: October 22
January 10 – April 1, 2022

Program Locations

 

Atlanta, GA
Program Manager: Tim Dekryger
Camp Pendleton, CA
Program Manager: Melinda Gomez
Chicago, IL & Wisconsin
Program Manager: Kris Urbauer

Fort Bliss, TX
Program Manager: Tonna Williamson
Fort Campbell, KY/TN
Program Manager: Carolin Carson
Fort Carson, CO
Program Manager: Nicole Holling

Fort Hood, TX
Program Manager: Eric Putt
Fort Leavenworth, KS
Program Manager: Sierra Schafer
Fort Riley, KS
Program Manager: Sierra Schafer

Huntsville, AL
Program Manager: Carolin Carson
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA
Senior Program Manager: Rob Comer
Joint Base San Antonio, TX
Program Manager: Victoria Harvey

Mid-Atlantic Region, NJ/NYC/PA/DE
Program Manager: Karen Hrach
National Capital Region, MD/VA/DC
Program Manager: Allison Chamberlayne
Nellis Air Force Base, NV
Program Manager: Sierra Schafer

Other Locations*
Program Manager: Lauren Monnelly
St. Louis, MO
Program Manager: Sierra Schafer
Tampa, FL
Program Manager: Aleksandra Johnston

 * The Corporate Fellowship Program is able to offer limited opportunities for candidates who are interested in doing a fellowship at a location where HOH does not have an established program. These other locations connect candidates to vetted companies who are familiar with the program’s mission and have previously hosted fellows at established sites.

frequently asked questions
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Please see the specific program requirements here.
The Corporate Fellowship Program is an approved Department of Defense SkillBridge Program. Transitioning service members from any branch of service may apply if they meet the eligibility requirements. DoD Instruction 1322.29 allows service members to participate in the program with command approval. Program managers will provide candidates with the necessary documentation to obtain approval. For further information about the DoD Skillbridge Program, click here.
A fellow who demonstrates progress and proves to be a good fit for their host company will have the opportunity to interview for an open position. Fellows will also be able to network with other companies within the fellowship program and interviews may be offered, given the proven track record of a fellow’s success.
The education component of the program provides training for fellows in various skillsets desired by employers, such as project management, influencing without authority, and strategic communications. This specific coursework strengthens their professional knowledge, giving fellows an edge in the civilian job market. At the conclusion of each week, the Corporate Fellowship Program hosts a “Fellowship Huddle” featuring senior-level guest speakers. This engagement allows fellows the opportunity to make meaningful connections with leaders in the private sector, while also learning from corporate experts in key positions. To supplement this learning, fellows have the opportunity to complete a certification track course of their choosing through our partner Simplilearn. To view a sample of online certification courses, click here.
The 12-week program is held Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fellows attend an initial week of corporate training followed by 11 weeks of on-the-job training with their selected organization. Corporate training takes place Monday through Thursday with a day of mandatory classroom instruction every Friday.
Once your application is received, a corporate fellowship program manager will contact you at the email address you provided. The program manager will offer further details about the program, including additional application requirements, timelines, and the necessary paperwork to obtain approval from your command. If you are not contacted within three business days of your application submission, please contact the program manager in your area to confirm receipt of your application. Contact information for the Corporate Fellowship Program Managers can be found by visiting our CFP page.
The Corporate Fellowship Program has more than 150 participating companies including Amazon, CarMax, Compass Group, Cushman & Wakefield, Dell, Hangar, Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), IBM, La Quinta Inns & Suites, Lockheed Martin, Maximus, McKinstry, Prudential, Ryder, the Schultz Family Foundation, Starbucks, UPS, and 7-Eleven Inc. Employers and companies vary depending on location. Program managers in each area can provide more information about the companies participating in that location.
No, there is no cost associated with program participation for job seekers or employers. The certification training courses offered to fellows are provided by our partner, Simplilearn, at no cost to the service member. Certification exams are not included in the program.
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