Please take a moment to read through this extensive email detailing FREE summer learning opportunities available to you through the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia. 

You may join one or more of these experiences – take advantage of these opportunities to expand your interest in the design and construction industry!  Please connect with me if you have any questions or would like more information about any of the programs listed below.


  • Virtual program consisting of recorded ACE360 Online sessions
  • Explore: Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Professional Development, Virtual Site Visits, and Program Activities & Projects
  • Choose what sessions you want to watch, when you want to watch them!
  • Access programming through Canvas (you will receive an invitation to join – check your spam folder if you don’t receive it)


  • Jefferson’s award-winning College of Architecture and the Built Environment is offering a virtual summer design pre-college course for high school students to explore the architectural design fields including architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, historic preservation and construction management. Juniors and seniors will learn from Jefferson faculty, alumni, and industry professionals, while participating in design projects, research projects and firm visits conducted in an online environment.
  • The virtual Architecture and the Built Environment Camp will be held daily from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm EST. All classes are held online, live via Zoom.
  • Learn more here: https://www.jefferson.edu/academics/summer-academy/architecture-and-the-built-environment-academy.html
  • Register here: https://my.jefferson.edu/register/?id=59d74e60-0b1d-47fa-b2f4-6191fd95ab1d Be sure to click “Yes” to the question “Are you a member of the ACE Mentor Program” to have 100% of your costs covered by ACE!


  • Allan Myers, the Mid Atlantic Region’s largest Heavy Highway contractor, aggregate and asphalt supplier, will be offering a virtual career experience for a limited number of junior and senior high school students this summer.
  • This Program will consist of eight 60-90 minute virtual sessions presented on Thursdays for 8 weeks, starting June 17th, including an in person visit to an Allan Myers large project to meet with Field Engineers, Superintendents, and Project Managers for Q&A (subject to most current COVID safety protocols). Exact time of day of all virtual sessions will be determined based on best available time in student schedules.
  • Upon completion of the Allan Myers Summer Virtual Experience Program students will receive: Consideration for a full-time, paid summer internship the following summer; a $200 Visa Gift Card (must participate in at least 7 sessions); an invitation to a networking event with current summer interns and entry level engineers (virtual or in person according to most current COVID safety protocols)
  • Seriously interested and committed Junior and Senior students should provide the following information in email, as soon as possible, but no later than June 13th to Madison.Maruca@allanmyers.comUpon qualification/evaluation of complete submission and the “Why are you a good candidate…” response, acceptance to this program is on a first come first serve basis for a limited number of applicants.
    Why are you a good candidate that will be committed to participate fully in the Allan Myers’ Virtual Construction Experience? (500 words max)


  • Students will shadow various Turner employees and summer interns over a 4-week period
  • Learn about a day in the life of an estimator, engineer, etc.  
  • Observe and prep for meetings and presentations.  
  • Students will have a set schedule of 20 hours each week
  • Internship begins the week of July 11th
  • Email Melissa Raffel indicating your interest: mraffel@acementor.org