CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS

AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES

Continuing education programs are for currently training and retired Team USA athletes looking to further their education by obtaining a degree or certificate.  The programs listed below have a relationship with the ACE program and offer 'athlete friendly' opportunities. Often, they will include tuition assistance or scholarship opportunities.

Register with ACE to see all available programs. Contact ACE.edu@usopc.org for more information.

Tuck Business School Certificate Program For Elite Athletes and Veterans

Dartmouth College | April 5-16, 2020

APPLICATION is now CLOSED.

Next Step: Transition to Business is a new executive education program for U.S. military veterans and Olympic, Paralympic and elite athletes who are preparing to take the next step in their careers. Hosted on the Tuck Business School and Dartmouth College campuses April 5-16, 2020, the 1.5-week certificate program is built around three main themes – professional acumen, business leadership, and career development. Applications are now closed.

For questions, contact ace.edu@usopc.org

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Exciting new program available now through a partnership with General Assembly and The Adecco Group; official sponsor of ACE and the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

We are offering free enrollment in General Assembly’s Discover Social Media course for any eligible athlete who is interested. This is a five-hour hour course intended to teach the foundational skills needed to establish a social media presence. This course contains 18 lessons on topics including social media strategy, social media channels, and influencer marketing. This course is perfect for anyone looking to get a better understanding of social media strategy and marketing.

To enroll, email Megan Walther at Megan.Walther@usopc.org indicating your interest.

GreenFig, the leading provider of Applied Business Science certifications, is offering a limited number of scholarships for Team USA athletes to provide them with job-ready skills and real-world experience in the fields of Digital Marketing and Sales Operations. Delivered live and online, these comprehensive programs are taught by industry experts and cover all the key areas required to drive the productivity and capacity of a company's selling resources, and to be an effective digital marketer.

Digital Marketing Certification Program

Stay Tuned for 2020 dates

You’ll leave this program with proof of your digital marketing skills, including industry-recognized certifications and qualifications (Google Ads, Google Analytics, and Hubspot Email Marketing) as well as a portfolio of real-world digital marketing projects for a real-world company.

Sales Operations Certification Program

Stay tuned for 2020 dates

You’ll leave this program with proof of your sales operations skills, including a curated collection of Salesforce Trailhead trails and badges (Formulas and Validations, Reports and Dashboards, and Data Management) as well as a portfolio of real-world sales operations projects for a real-world company

LAMBDA SCHOOL LIVING STIPENDS

GET PAID WHILE YOU LEARN TO CODE - APPLICATIONS OPEN!

ACE is offering five retired Olympians or Paralympians the opportunity to attend Lambda School and receive a living stipend of up to $13.5k while they learn to code. Students will receive $1.5k/month for the 9-month full-time program, or $750/month for the 18-month part-time program.  

Featured in Forbes and the NY Times, Lambda School is touted as shaping "the future of education.” Choose from a 9-month full-time program or an 18-month part-time program that will give you the tools and training you need to launch a new career in software development.

The average Lambda graduate is making over $70k a year as an entry-level software developer. All programs are online and cost nothing until you're earning at least $50k a year. Courses start on July 8 and August 5 for the following tracks: Full-Stack Web & Computer Science, Data Science, iOS Development & Computer Science, Android Development & Computer Science and UX Design. 

To qualify for the stipend, apply to one of Lambda School's courses and email Megan Walther at ACE.edu@usopc.org.

As part of the DeVry USOPC sponsorship, DeVry University Career Services is sharing its interactive webinars focusing on employment and job readiness topics to ALL ACE athletes and alumni. To attend these webinars, you do not have to be a DeVry student. Simply sign up using the link and enter your email address and the word GUEST where they ask you for your student D# number.

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If you require any ADA accommodations at an event, please contact DeVry’s Office of Student Disability Services at ada@devry.edu.

ACE connects a pipeline of dedicated, focused and world-class athletes, who are committed to excellence with higher education opportunities. By offering tuition assistance, online, flexible and various education opportunities, institutions can play an important role in helping U.S. athletes transition from being a member of Team USA to a valuable member of the business world. If you’re interested in joining the network of institutions providing learning experiences to Team USA athletes, contact ACE.edu@usopc.org.

Whether an athlete is currently retired from their respective sport, or thinking about what life beyond being a world class athlete will look like, ACE is here to help and support them. Click "Learn More" to view the menu of services and resources available for athletes managing life after elite competitive sport.

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