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Sarah Nelson

ACE Class of 2022

What appealed to you about the ACE program and why did you apply?
What appealed to me about the ACE program was that it gave me a designated time to focus on advancing myself professionally outside the classroom. I applied to ACE because I wanted to become a part of a new community that was highly driven, both professionally and academically. 

How has the ACE program benefited you professionally?
The way ACE has benefitted me most is gaining confidence in specific professional skills such as interviewing and networking. These are things that I once saw as my weaknesses that I wanted to turn into strengths. This confidence helped succeed in my internships and launch my professional career. 

What do you think will be your main takeaways from the ACE program? 
My main takeaways from the ACE program will be the connections I have made along the way. I was able to build relationships with my peers in my cohort, with my ACE mentor and mentee, and connect with several successful alumni. ACE has showed me the importance of growing my network and fostering these meaningful relationships.