ACES first cohort graduated in May 2017

About Our Alumni

48 graduates in 2018

  • 70.8% cybersecurity/computing position
  • 50.0% previously interned with the organization 
  • 37.5% security clearance required
  • 18.8% with current ACES partners

106 graduates total

  • 106 alumni
  • Over 80% reporting full-time offers
  • Other students are attending graduate school and pursuing other projects

Full-Time Employment

  • 68% staying in Maryland/DC/Virginia
  • 14% California
  • 65% working in a cybersecurity-related position
  • 51% previously interned with the organization
  • ~$90,000 average starting salary

For Alumni

Consider Giving to ACES

The ACES Program values the support, encouragement, and opportunities it gains from Partners, Friends and Alumni. As ACES continues to enhance its offerings, your contributions can help sustain day-to-day operations, upgrade our technological offerings and support exceptional students in their academic pursuits.Since accepting its first cohort of students in 2013, ACES has expanded its unique Living-Learning component with an academic ACSE Minor. In May 2017 the first cohort of ACES LLP and Minor students graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park. The program looks forward to graduating future cohorts and is excited to hear the success stories from our amazing alumni. 
Visit our Giving page for more information on giving to ACES.

Host an ACES Intern

Internships play a vital role in providing students an invaluable industry-based learning experience to augment their education. ACES students have the opportunity to intern full-time and part-time over the Summer (May-August) and Winter (January) terms. ACES Alumni are encouraged to share internship opportunities with ACES students by sharing information with

Share your Achievements with ACES

Keep ACES posted about your achievements and let us join you in celebrating your victories and progress. To share your news with ACES, reach out to us on our social media pages or drop us an email at

Join the ACES Alumni Committee

The ACES Alumni Committee can help you stay in touch with other ACES Terps once you graduate. If you are interested in building your network of ACES students, reach out to us at and join the ACES Alumni Committee. Stay tuned for our updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Be sure to check the News section on the ACES website often.