Careers for Veterans In Transition from Active Duty
We work with the USO transition program and put our hiring managers through special training to help veterans see an easier way they can get back to civilian life - through a rewarding career at Blue Cross NC. Our hiring managers:
Look for transferable skills on each military resume
Ask behavioral awareness questions during veteran interviews
Consider a candidate’s military rank as a plus, and
Follow veteran retention practices in the workplace
Blue Cross NC Skillbridge Program
Blue Cross NC is committed to the successful transition of our men and women in uniform. Working through the Department of Defense (DoD), we are a DoD SkillBridge industry partner and authorized provider of SkillBridge internships for service members completing their last 180 days of active duty.
This great program helps service members try out a career in an area that matches their interests for up to 6 months. Perks of the program include connecting with VetNet employee network members and getting a veteran mentor.
"I am so proud to be a U.S. Navy veteran. That experience gave me the confidence to believe I could do anything I set my mind to. I've had great opportunities here at Blue Cross NC. I started in customer service, became a business analyst, then to informatics, followed by program management. I have an equally awesome team. We have even been skydiving together!"
Lead Program Manager
"The primary skills I gained in the Air Force were time management and the ability to effectively work as part of a team. The military is very team-focused, so the ability to focus on a common goal and work as part of a larger team has been critical in my role at Blue Cross NC. The military also trained me how to effectively prioritize my work, delegate to others, and creatively problem solve which are additional skills I’ve been able to leverage to be successful at our organization."
Lead Program Manager
slide 1 of 2 "I am so proud to be a U.S. Navy veteran. That experience gave me the confidence to believe I could do anything I set my mind to. I've had great opportunities here at Blue Cross NC. I started in customer service, became a business analyst, then to informatics, followed by program management. I have an equally awesome team. We have even been skydiving together!" Sherry Mullies Lead Program Manager
VetNet: Veteran-focused employee network
Employee networks bring people together. Each group – from our technology network for women to our young professionals and LBGTQ + A – helps employees with shared interests, backgrounds and perspectives build community. VetNet’s mission is to establish a professional network of Blue Cross NC employees who share a common experience of service in uniform, or affiliation in any way to those who have experienced service in uniform.
What you can do as a VetNet member:
• Build your professional network • Provide better service to our veteran customers and communities • Take advantage of unique professional development opportunities • Share ideas and experiences with other veteran employees and senior leaders • Help other veterans and their families through targeted community outreach programs and special events
Serving veterans in the community
VetNet leads and supports a number of military and veteran fundraisers and collection drives.
Red Cross. Over the last three years, almost 400 units of blood donated, enough to save more than 1,000 lives.
Valor Games Southeast. Annual competition for veterans and Armed Services members with disabilities.
Fill the Footlocker. 11 footlockers filled with personal care items for active duty military serving abroad and homeless vets in North Carolina.
USO Bike Build. 800+ bikes built for children of military service men and women.
Treats for Troops. 300 pounds of Halloween candy collected for the USO.
Family Sponsorships. 7 families in need supported.
We help military veterans get the medical training they need work in civilian health care. The $1.2 Million investment in the Physician Assistant Studies Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill helped the grow the program from 40 to 100 students and improved access to primary care for many of our states rural areas.