Upstate Warrior Fellowship Program
The Upstate Warrior Solution (UWS) Fellowship Program is a 9-month, service-oriented program for veterans and their spouses. Fellows receive internal workforce development, soft skills development, professional mentorship, educational and professional development opportunities. Each fellow will be assigned a fellow sponsor who will provide guidance and monitor progress, attendance, and participation closely. Participants complete assigned responsibilities, such as assessments and tasks involving outreach, events, and speaking engagements.
The fellowship academy is designed to strengthen confidence and skills, leading to program graduation and a path to meaningful employment. While in the Fellowship Program, Fellows receive a monthly living stipend intended to offset any costs associated with their service to the community.
Fellows will learn valuable skills in monthly workshops. Topics include the following:
- Personality/Career Assessment
- Effective Communication
- Translating Your Military Service to a Civilian Resume
- Interview Preparation
- Team Dynamics and Navigating the Workforce
- Professional Networking
- Financial Planning
- Civic Responsibilities and Probate Law