The Overwatch Partnership

What people are saying

Steffon

"I was looking to pursue a career in medical device sales and my Talent Specialist supported me in customizing my resume for specific medical sales positions. My Mentor then used his network to pass on my resume on to a local medical sales company, which resulted in an interview and subsequent job offer that I accepted. Without their support and guidance, I would have had a more challenging time navigating the medical sales job market."

Steffon Corna
Navy Veteran/Mentee

Sales Representative
Zimmer Biomet

2017-01-30T15:33:58+00:00

Steffon Corna
Navy Veteran/Mentee

Sales Representative
Zimmer Biomet

"I was looking to pursue a career in medical device sales and my Talent Specialist supported me in customizing my resume for specific medical sales positions. My Mentor then used his network to pass on my resume on to a local medical sales company, which resulted in an interview and subsequent job offer that I accepted. Without their support and guidance, I would have had a more challenging time navigating the medical sales job market."

Natasha

"My Talent Specialist coached me through my resume and LinkedIn profile, ensuring that my experience in the Air Force translated into relevant civilian experience, and specifically helped me secure an upcoming internship by giving me the confidence to better convey my experience. Working with my Mentor and Talent Specialist has increased my confidence in how I can use my personal military experience to connect with the nonprofit field in Columbus. I am so thankful to be in your mentor program!"

Natasha Morrison
Air Force Veteran/Mentee

Senior at Ohio State University

2017-01-30T15:30:00+00:00

Natasha Morrison
Air Force Veteran/Mentee

Senior at Ohio State University

"My Talent Specialist coached me through my resume and LinkedIn profile, ensuring that my experience in the Air Force translated into relevant civilian experience, and specifically helped me secure an upcoming internship by giving me the confidence to better convey my experience. Working with my Mentor and Talent Specialist has increased my confidence in how I can use my personal military experience to connect with the nonprofit field in Columbus. I am so thankful to be in your mentor program!"

Jennifer

"Working with The Overwatch Partnership has been a fantastic experience for me. I have been working with two Mentees and have been able to help with resume revisions, interviewing tactics, and networking advice. I cannot recommend this program highly enough - logistically, it's well-run and organized, but more importantly, it's a way to give back to those that have served our country."

Jennifer DeTillio
Talent Specialist

Director, Vernovis

2017-01-30T15:39:53+00:00

Jennifer DeTillio
Talent Specialist

Director, Vernovis

"Working with The Overwatch Partnership has been a fantastic experience for me. I have been working with two Mentees and have been able to help with resume revisions, interviewing tactics, and networking advice. I cannot recommend this program highly enough - logistically, it's well-run and organized, but more importantly, it's a way to give back to those that have served our country."

John

"As a veteran and as a former hiring manager, I’ve found that mentorship closes gaps in the transition to the civilian workforce – and it opens doors and helps veterans get their best foot forward. Mentorship is not only highly effective, it is also immensely rewarding."

John Popelka
Mentor
Huntington

2017-01-31T14:18:03+00:00

John Popelka
Mentor
Huntington

"As a veteran and as a former hiring manager, I’ve found that mentorship closes gaps in the transition to the civilian workforce – and it opens doors and helps veterans get their best foot forward. Mentorship is not only highly effective, it is also immensely rewarding."

Brent

"As a veteran that had a horrible time transitioning I wanted to change the status quo. I found a mentor through non-traditional ways and it made such a major impact in my life, that I want to spread that experience to those who follow after me. If you don’t like something you can either complain about it or do something about it, and The Overwatch Partnership is doing something about it."

Brent Barkett
Mentor
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

2017-01-30T15:34:50+00:00

Brent Barkett
Mentor
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

"As a veteran that had a horrible time transitioning I wanted to change the status quo. I found a mentor through non-traditional ways and it made such a major impact in my life, that I want to spread that experience to those who follow after me. If you don’t like something you can either complain about it or do something about it, and The Overwatch Partnership is doing something about it."

About Us

The Overwatch Partnership is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in Columbus, OH in 2016 by veterans Eric Gentzel, Jon Rust, and Mike Rogers to support veterans as they transition into the civilian job arena. Each experienced the challenging transition from active duty to the civilian workforce, understanding both the unique challenges veterans face in their transition, while also grasping the valuable experiences and skills veterans can provide to a hiring organization. In realizing the enormous power of networking and mentorship in their own careers, they decided to create an organization to collectively use their networks to support veterans in the transition and sustainment of a fulfilling career.

The name of our organization provides significant meaning behind our mission.  “Overwatch” is a military term that is defined as providing cover to a fellow service member, which is the essence of our cause.

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