MLT Ascend: Career Accelerator
Students who participate in MLT Ascend are more likely to be admitted to MLT Career Prep

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MLT Ascend’s Career Accelerator program prepares high-achieving, low-income or first generation underrepresented college freshmen to pursue their interests in business or technology to launch their post-college career. Scholars will identify their preferred business or technology career path and be equipped with the skills required to secure competitive internships as well as future admission to MLT Career Prep. This program is provided for FREE!

This one-year program provides:

  • One-on-one coaching
  • Early exposure to top employers
  • A powerful network of peers, coaches, and MLT alumni
  • Scholars identify and pursue summer opportunities that match their skills and aspirations
  • Preferred consideration for MLT Career Prep*

*Scholars must successfully complete Ascend’s Career Accelerator curriculum, secure a recommendation from their coach, and submit a MLT Career Prep application.


Eligibility Requirements

  • College Freshman
  • 3.0 GPA (lower GPAs will be considered with submission of ACT or SAT Scores)
  • Interest in Business or Technology careers (all majors are welcome)
  • U.S. citizen or U.S. permanent resident (includes DACA participants)
  • African American, Latine, or Native American (if you represent more than one racial/ethnic identity, one of them must be African American, Latine, or Native American)
  • Low to moderate income family (based on family income and household size)


  • First-generation college student (neither parent completed a Bachelor’s degree in the US)