Berkeley SkyDeck’s Accelerating Careers in Entrepreneurship (ACE) Intern Program is an entrepreneurship certificate track for students at UC Berkeley interning with SkyDeck startups. Students hired through SkyDeck’s intern fair have the opportunity to couple their hands-on intern experience with a series of weekly workshops featuring founders, venture capitalists, and prominent voices at Berkeley, as well as office hours with SkyDeck staff and ACE sponsors.
At the end of the program, interns gather at the SkyDeck ACE Expo, where they engage in conversation with SkyDeck’s fan-favorite founders from a range of industries. ACE Interns who fulfill certain requirements can receive the SkyDeck ACE Certificate on LinkedIn, where they showcase their achievement and interest in entrepreneurship education from a top global startup accelerator.
SkyDeck hosts 10-11 workshops every semester as part of the ACE Intern Program. The workshops take place once a week and cover the topics including:
- Kick-off Your SkyDeck ACE Experience
- Top 7 Advances in Entrepreneurship at Berkeley
- Marketing 101
- Panel: Emotional Rollercoaster of Entrepreneurship
- Storytelling for Innovation
- Design & Branding
- The VC Landscape
- Fundraising in the Silicon Valley
- How to Give a Great Talk
Office Hours By Appointment
Students enrolled in the ACE Intern Program can have office hours with SkyDeck staff and ACE sponsors.
Expo with SkyDeck Founders
The semester-long program culminates with an expo with SkyDeck startup founders from different industries. In this session, the students get the opportunity to learn more about the different industries they are interested in.
SkyDeck ACE Intern Certificate
Students who attend at least 8 workshops and provide 2 reflection papers, one at the beginning of the program and one at the end, become eligible for the ACE Intern Certificate.