Advance toward your career goals

Shift’s Career Accelerator

Set your aspirations and pursue them with success through this free, multi-week career advancement program for veterans and transitioning service members seeking to accelerate their career path in growing career fields.

What Shift participants say about the program

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“Navigating Next did not teach to some low-level common denominator of super basic civilian professional tips like be enthusiastic in your interviews or dress for success - it aims to make you the most sophisticated civilian professionals out there. This program breaks down any assumptions about what you should do and respects that each person has to come up with that independently.”
Kirsten Asdal
May/June 2021 Cohort, Navigating Next

Program details


All industry tracks come together for program "All Hands" sessions led by Shift's CEO and VP of Community from 5-6:30 PM Pacific / 8-9:30 PM Eastern

Tuesdays or Thursdays

Four required 90-minute sessions
5-6:30 PM Pacific / 8-9:30 PM Eastern


Four optional 60-minute Communicating Your Value events hosted from
5-6:00 PM Pacific / 8-9:00 PM Eastern


Weekly lunch-and-learn sessions with Shift hiring partners
12-1:00 PM Pacific / 3-4:00 PM Eastern


A Community of Peers
Access to Shift’s Career Community through Circle Community space. This is where we bring together discussions, job-seeker resources and materials, opportunities to build a supportive network and front-row seat to access job opportunities from Shift’s network of hiring partners.

Hiring Network
Opportunity to be highlighted for job opportunities in Shift’s hiring partner network via our Talent Spotlight program, including SkillBridge internships as well as interactive Partner Spotlight sessions that allow you to engage with hiring partners who are hiring for jobs in your prospective industry.

No Cost to You!
All Shift programming is offered at no cost to job-seekers, as all expenses are covered by our hiring partners.

2022 schedule coming soon!

November 8 – November 19, 2021

November 29 – December 10, 2021

January 3 – January 14, 2022

January 24 – February 4, 2022

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What to expect from your experience

Attend interactive “Circle of Connection” sessions with your cohort each week. An opportunity to reflect on what you have been learning and discussing each week through guided discussions that encourage connection with your community.

Take your learning further with our weekly “Ask An Expert” and “AMA” series, joined by industry professionals who can offer guidance and support on communicating your story, translating your experience, LinkedIn profiles, resumes, and salary & negotiations.

Build career advancement skills with curated content, activities and materials like winning allies through storytelling, networking toward your goals, and interviewing like a pro.

Be a part of an inclusive community of peers with similar career goals to yours, sharing feedback, resources, and opportunities to get ahead.

When veterans work together, we win

Tell your story with confidence to a network of hiring partners after completing a Career Accelerator and learning from industry experts and insiders.
Overcome the barriers in your post-military career
Learn career advancement strategies directly from leaders in your field including practical tips from how they rose to the top.
Get 1:1 support from like-minded peers
Move forward with a cohort of fellow veterans, industry leaders, and inside experts for added support and guidance.
Stand out in Shift’s diverse hiring network
Be featured directly to Shift hiring partners after completing the Career Accelerator and gaining the tools and insights to shine in Shift’s Talent Spotlight.
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“Although I transitioned out of the military 4 years ago, this Shift Career Accelerator helped me navigate where I want to go next in my career. While I didn’t go through any formal training when I initially transitioned, this accelerator helped show me it’s not too late and there are many of us out there! I now feel better prepared and thankful for the Shift community!”
Maya Dixon
May 2021 Cohort
“I got more out of the Career Accelerator than I expected. I have been through a number of courses for career development and found this to be highly relevant and insightful. The sense of community, the speakers, and the content of the courses were all very high quality and very valuable.”
Ryan Vago
June 2021 Cohort
“Everyone MUST attend Shift’s Career Accelerator. It offers relevant information and services for people in each stage of their career! As I began taking the Career Accelerator course, I immediately learned what I was doing wrong and started applying the techniques and received the desired feedback. Within a month of completing the course, I had two final offers, ultimately accepting a promotion with a $10K raise, 15% annual bonus, and company equity.”
Angeline Stephens
July 2021 Cohort
“Of the many veteran career support services in the marketplace, Shift has to be one of the best. Superb framing of strategic career goals through tactical execution of storytelling, resumes, and marketing yourself. Lots of other organizations I have worked with talk about this, but few offer the same in-depth, insightful advice. Time absolutely well spent and I highly recommend it to others.”
Todd Vandegrift
June 2021 Cohort
“In the beginning, I didn't know what Shift was, and I was cautious of it. I don’t even know where to start. Every single team member at Shift is on a mission. I am thrilled I was able to join the Career Accelerator because it’s a month packed with information and connections. To any veteran reading this, sign up; you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Life-changing!”
Kleibert David Diaz
June 2021 Cohort
“I was sending resumes and feeling sorry for myself before. Now I'm taking calls, making connections and having people offer to help me out even when I don't specifically ask. It's a wildly different process. It doesn't feel like I'm looking for a job. It feels like I'm evaluating potential employers and collaborators. This is the most robust program that I've come across. Short of giving me a job I don't know what else there is. The whole staff has been super helpful and like guides through this whole process.”
Michael Gregory
August 2021 Cohort