The ACES program located in various high schools across the Montgomery County area has not only helped students attend college, but also open the doors to many opportunities. A day at work would consist of building relationships with high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors. It involved helping those students better understand the steps they needed to take to attend a university or college. I learned to be patient, respectful, and responsible. My boss and coworkers were always courteous and caring for me and the other students. The most difficult part of the job was to find something to do when the traffic of students coming to the office was slow. I always like to be active and ready for the next thing. The most enjoyable part of this job was the impact you made on these students' lives. I was an example and someone they could see as a guide to achieving their goals. Many of these students were first-generation, low-income, single-parent, and minorities. They were like me, but that didn't stop me and won't stop them from attending college.