2022 ACES Summer Bridge - reachHIRE

Get ready to visit the USG Campus! 


June 21 - 24, 2022


June 21 - 23: Right at home from your computer!

June 24: The USG Campus!

How will it work?

The 2022 reachHIRE Summer Bridge will be a hybrid program. From June 21 - June 23, you'll receive an email each morning with a link to that day's workshop module focused on "leveling up" in your academic preparation and career exploration. Complete the workshop at your own pace! Then log on at 2 pm each day for an interactive live session with your ACES family. On June 24, you'll take a bus from your high school to the USG campus where you'll spend the day building teamwork through interactive games with your ACES coach and peers, exploring the USG campus, winning prizes, and celebrating your completion of reachHIRE!

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


Event Schedule 
Day Independent Module Live Session (2 pm)
Tuesday No module! Welcome With Your High School Coach & ACES Student Panel
Wednesday  Choose Your Own Career Adventure Crafting Your Elevator Speech
Thursday Professional Reputation Professional Pathways Panels
Friday  No module! Live sessions from 10 AM - 3 PM at USG!


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 NACE 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! 

View photos of past events.

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