2020 ACES Summer Bridge - reachHIRE

We're going virtual! 


August 3 - 7, 2020 


Right at home from your computer! 

How will it work?

Each morning, you'll receive an email 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. 

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)
Monday USG 101 Scavenger Hunt Welcome to reachHIRE!
Tuesday Choose Your Own Career Adventure Preparing for Senior Year
Wednesday  Crafting Your Elevator Speech Elevator Speech Share Out
Thursday STEM Exploration for All Career Interests ACES Student Panel
Friday  Professional Reputation  Professional Pathways Panels


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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