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ACE Program Sophomore Year

Discovery, Risk-Taking, and Self-Assessment

Connections with other ACE students

In addition to getting to know their own ACE cohort, every new ACEr is paired up with an older ACE junior or senior who acts as a mentor and source of support for the sophomore. 

Challenge and Discovery Retreat

In the beginning of their ACE experience, all ACE students embark on a full-day trip to Santa Cruz. During this retreat, sophomores get to know each other outside of a classroom setting and learn to develop their teamwork and leadership skills through various challenges.

Company Visits

ACE sophomores explore and learn about Silicon Valley business through visits to companies where ACE alumni are working. Students observe professional life and explore different industry and career opportunities.