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.
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.