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At WPAOG Career Services, you are more than just a job candidate. By enrolling in our career services program, members of the Long Gray Line will benefit from a dedicated professional transition coach and unlimited one-on-one assistance to support you in every step of your job search.


Program Overview & Expectations

No matter where you are in your job search, the WPAOG Career Services program will be able to help. Grads enrolled in our program can trust that their job search experience will be supported with the following:

  1. A Dedicated WPAOG Transition Coach who will help you develop and manage a holistic, personalized career transition plan that is geared towards aligning you with organizations and roles that best fit your personality, experience and career goals. Click here to learn how else your coach can assist you through the entire job search process.
    • Resources for developing targeted, interview-generating resumes
    • Connecting with industry/regional mentors across the grad community
    • Making you aware of potential job opportunities as new employer partners join our portfolio
    • Teaching you how to network your way to opportunities and decision-makers
    • Preparing you for interviews
    • Reviewing offers and salary negotiations
  2. Access to Korn Ferry Advance. KF Advance is designed to be self-paced, affording grads the opportunity to begin planning their career change as early as desired. Click here to learn more about this industry-leading tool.
    • Three career coaching sessions with Korn Ferry’s career experts to discuss topics most important to you
    • Self-Assessments (Traits, Key Drivers, Competencies, Experiences)
    • Resume Analysis & Optimization tool (to see how applicant tracking systems view your resume on the back-end)
    • Interview Preparation mobile app
    • Compensation Package assessment
    • Key insights on all aspects of the job search process
    • Korn Ferry’s Jobs Database representing a large variety of opportunities across their internal
  3. Access to trusted Employer Partners through Handshake, our jobs/internship database and online career management tool. Learn more about Handshake below.
  4. A Network of Industry/Regional Grad Advisors. Learn how to leverage the strength of the West Point grad network organized by:
    • Industries, companies and job functions of interest
    • Geographic areas of interest to provide local insight about commuting, neighborhoods, school districts, etc.
  1. Recommended best practices on how to grow and leverage your professional network. Click here for more details.
  2. Guidance on how to best leverage employer networking opportunities like the Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) and other events. To view an upcoming SACC closest to you, click here. To access the SACCentral database, click here.
  3. Professional development webinars/workshops on a variety of career transition topics as well as featured employer or industry information sessions. To view the most current list of events, log into your Handshake account here.
  4. Information about national experiential learning programs for transitioning service members, such as the DOD SKillsbridge program and the 12-week Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program.

Note: There is a $150 registration fee for enrolling in the WPAOG Career Services program, which will be refunded in full upon receiving your first job offer and completion of our client exit survey.


Where World Class Talent finds World Class Opportunities

Enrollment in the WPAOG Career Services program requires setting up an online career profile in Handshake, our jobs database and online career management tool. Using a professional (non-military) email address, you can use Handshake to:

If you need a password reset or want to learn how to get the most out of your experience on Handshake, visit the Handshake Help Center:
https://support.joinhandshake.com/hc/en-us .

Note: Career Services cannot reset your password. Visit the Account Setup section under the Student/Alumni tab in the Handshake Help Center.