What appealed to you about the ACE program and why did you apply?
I first heard about ACE through an ACE Sophomore who highly recommended the program because of the many leadership and development opportunities ACE offered. However, he thoroughly emphasized the networking aspect of ACE and the many strong connections he has made. Being a freshman at the time, I wished for a similar experience to develop my leadership skills and find a community of like-minded peers in the business world. My expectations were far exceeded, as I've been connected with the most intelligent and amazing group of people.
How has the ACE program benefited you professionally?
ACE offers a variety of professional development workshops, which included practical skills I could apply to my classes, interviews, internships, and everyday life. Just recently, I’ve had the opportunity to take professional business headshots too! However, the biggest way ACE has supported me professionally is through networking opportunities. The ACE network extends beyond the supportive members from the sophomore, junior, and senior cohorts. Many ACE alumni are still very active and are always happy to connect and help out fellow ACErs.
What is your biggest takeaway from the ACE program?
My biggest takeaway from the ACE Program is to always put yourself out there. The ACE Program will equip you with the necessary tools to thrive and will support and guide you through the process as well. Be you and be confident. You never know what opportunities are ahead of you until you try.