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(Oct. 8, 2013) -- The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) is working with American Corporate Partners (ACP), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping veterans make the transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce, to offer professional mentorship opportunities to post-9/11 student veterans. Twenty-five slots in the ACP Mentoring program are reserved for students referred by UTSA. The registration deadline is Tuesday, Oct. 15.

ACP offers a one-on-one, yearlong mentorship with a corporate professional in a career field of your interest. Its mentors come from one of its 50 participating institutions including the University of Texas System, AT&T, Boeing, EFH, IBM, Deloitte, Hospital Corporation of America, Johnson & Johnson, Oxy, Wells Fargo and many others.

>> For a full list of participating institutions, visit the ACP website.

"I have been a mentor through ACP for some really amazing veterans making their transition from active duty, reserve and guard to the civilian sector," said Audrey Magnuson, director of the UTSA Career Center, a veteran and a three-year ACP volunteer mentor.

"ACP does a great job of matching mentors with mentees that have interests and goals similar to your expertise and background," Magnuson said. "The benefits of mentoring someone through a major life change can be as simple as lending an ear or providing encouragement to take the first steps in a new direction. It can be as as major as connecting them to a contact in your network that results in an employment opportunity."

What can UTSA student veterans gain from an ACP mentorship?

  • Learn about career opportunities.
  • Build a network of professionals.
  • Improve your resume and interview skills.
  • Translate your military experience into civilian terms.
  • Learn how to advance at your current job.
  • Refine your career goals and professional ambitions.
  • According to ACP statistics, 95 percent of veterans who participate in the ACP program recommend its services to fellow veterans.

ACP has reserved 25 slots in their mentoring program specifically for those referred by UTSA who want to enhance their career development.

>> To be considered for a mentorship, apply by Tuesday, Oct. 15. In the referral space, be sure to write that you were referred by UTSA, and ACP staff will give your application priority.

For more information, email Rachel Providence or Elvira Jacquez.

 

 

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As touch screens and e-books demand more and more attention from both casual readers and scholars, many people say the handwriting is on the wall for the printed page.

At UTSA, the handwriting is on the wall for a library that doesn't have any printed books.

Since March 2010, the bookless library in the Applied Engineering and Technology Building has given UTSA students an innovative way to read, research and work with each other to solve problems.

With ultra-modern furniture and a décor featuring desktop computers, scanners and LCD screens, the AET Library is designed to engage students in an online format. But it also offers group study niches and study rooms with whiteboards and glass walls on which students can write. The space encourages teamwork, communications and problem solving for the next generation of scientists and professional engineers.

Did you know? The UTSA AET Library is the nation's first completely bookless library on a college or university campus. It served as a model for Bexar County's first-in-the-nation public bookless library system and one of its branches, the Dr. Ricardo Romo BiblioTech.

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