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Fellowship Academy

Upstate Warrior Solution’s Fellowship Academy is an intensive year-long program for post-9/11 combat veterans who have a disability rating of 30% or higher and are interested in receiving workforce training and educational and developmental opportunities. Each fellow is assigned a senior staff mentor who will provide guidance while monitoring progress, attendance, and participation closely. Participants are required to commit at least 25 hours per week and complete assigned responsibilities, such as reflection papers and assessments and tasks involving outreach, events, and speaking engagements. The goal of the academy is to strengthen confidence and develop skills which lead to program graduation and meaningful employment. While in the academy, 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