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Hiring our Heroes: Program Participation in a Fellowship Cohort


November 13, 2019

As part of our ongoing commitment to serving the Veteran community, our two inaugural transitioning service members from the Hiring our Heroes* program Chris Vernot, Staff Sergeant (SSgt) and Rafael Sampayo, Chief Warrant Officer 2nd Class (WO2) – U.S. Army together with Cognosante’s Veteran Recruiting Liaison, Chris Valdez participated in the Hiring our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program Cohort 19-3 Networking Reception on October 3rd.

The event provided an opportunity for us to discuss current job opportunities at Cognosante with separating or retiring U.S. service members from all branches of the military. We were able to provide an insider’s perspective on what our company culture is like and what day-to-day operations entail.

The event proved valuable, as we were able to successfully educate the Veteran network on who we are and build brand awareness. We left the event hopeful the second cohort of possible Hiring our Heroes candidates will keep us top-of-mind as they make their selections in 2020.

Other companies also in attendance:

  • Amazon
  • AWS
  • AXA
  • Boone Group
  • CANA
  • Capital One
  • Chenega
  • Cognosante
  • Criterion Systems
  • Cushman & Wakefield
  • Deloitte
  • Eaton
  • Envisioneering
  • First Command
  • Gartner
  • GDMS
  • Grant Thornton
  • Hill International
  • iC-1 Solutions
  • Koch
  • Leidos
  • LMI
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Longevity
  • Markon
  • MGM
  • NFCU
  • Next Century
  • Northrop Grumman
  • PenFed
  • Point 3
  • Prosphere
  • Travelers
  • Under Armor
  • Verizon
  • Fairmont Washington DC
  • Sofitel
  • HSMAI

More about Hiring Our Heroes

*Hiring our Heroes—a U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation initiative that connects Veterans, service members, and military spouses with meaningful employment opportunities. We joined this program to mitigate challenges Veterans often face when transitioning back to civilian life or when they seek to balance their careers with continued service. We recognize the experience and dedication Veterans bring to our business, helping us perform at our best, and deliver results.