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2023 ACES Summer Bridge - reachHIRE

What is reachHIRE?

Every summer, the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) hosts the Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) Summer Bridge Program called reachHIRE, a coordinated summer series offered in conjunction with Montgomery College and Montgomery County Public Schools for ACES students. 

The theme, reachHIRE, focuses on "leveling up" in your academic preparation and career exploration. Throughout the week, students participate in activities and workshops that develop skills such as communication, professionalism, and critical thinking. These skills, known as HIRE U Competencies, have been identified as essential for success in today’s workforce. Students engage in interactive skill-based workshops and activities to strengthen these skills throughout the week. Students also have the opportunity to network with professionals to learn about various career options from local businesses and organizations in Montgomery County. By participating in reachHIRE throughout the week, ACES scholars are one step closer to achieving their academic and career goals! 

Get ready to visit the USG Campus! 


June 20 - 23, 2023


Hybrid: Right at home from your computer and one day on the USG campus!

How will it work?

  • The 2023 reachHIRE Summer Bridge will be a hybrid program.
  • From June 20 - June 21, you'll receive an email each morning with a link to that day's workshop module. Complete the workshop at your own pace!
  • On June 20 & June 21 log on at 2 pm each day for an interactive live session with your ACES family.
  • On June 22 students in Group B will take a bus from your high school to the USG campus 
  • On June 23 students in Group A will take a bus from your high school to the USG campus
  • Find your group in the schedule below.

All ACES rising seniors are required to attend. Please speak with your ACES Coordinator if you are unable to participate. 


Event Schedule 
Day Independent Module Group Session 



Career Exploration: Aligning Your Degree to Your Career Goal (2 pm) Professional Communication: Elevate Your Personal Brand



Professionalism: How to Be Professional in College & Your Career (2 pm) Career Exploration & Networking: Professional Pathways Panels


Group A* Virtual

The Cost of College

Senior Year Orientation with Your ACES Coach

Group B** In-Person

No module! 

Live sessions from 9 AM - 4 PM at USG!


Group A* In-Person

No module!

Live sessions from 9 AM - 4 PM at USG!

Group B** Virtual

The Cost of College

Senior Year Orientation with Your ACES Coach
School Groupings


Group A*

Einstein, Gaithersburg, Kennedy,

Magruder, Rockville, Seneca Valley, Wheaton,


Group B**

Blake, Clarksburg, Montgomery Blair, Northwood, Paint Branch, Springbrook, Watkins Mill, 


*The first 100 students to register will receive a prize on their in-person day of reachHIRE!*


View photos of past events.

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