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Mollie Mertes

ACE Class of 2021

What appealed to you about the ACE program and why did you apply?
I chose to join the ACE program because I knew it would help me discern which business careers are of most interest to me, while also providing me with a great community of driven individuals.  

How has the ACE program benefited you professionally?
The ACE program has been enormously beneficial in helping me develop my ‘business toolkit’: those essential business skills that aren’t always fully addressed in class. Some of those skills include resume building, perfecting your elevator pitch, interviewing, as well as internship and job search strategies. Furthermore, the ACE program and alumni network connected me to my junior year internship and job following graduation in the Apple Finance Development Program.

What do you think will be your main takeaways from the ACE program?
One of the greatest takeaways from my experience in the ACE program will be the relationships I made with my cohort, our advisors, and the greater ACE alumni network. It was exciting to be able to learn and grow alongside a cohort of such driven and uplifting business leaders. The ACE program also reinforced the importance of making the most of every opportunity you have and putting forth your best effort. In my experience in the ACE program, sometimes the little things have the greatest impact.