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Mount St. Mary’s University and Xcelerate Solutions to Partner


Xcelerate signingEMMITSBURG, Md. (May 9, 2018) – Recognizing the increased need for talented, knowledgeable and ethical employees in intelligence analysis, cybersecurity and related fields, Mount St. Mary’s University and Xcelerate Solutions, have agreed to partner in advancing higher learning in these fields as well as providing career opportunities for Mount students and alumni.

Xcelerate Solutions, a McLean, Va.-based business acceleration consultancy devoted to delivering solutions to government agencies that help make America safer, has already hired several Mount St. Mary’s graduates. The company is also committed to working in conjunction with the Mount to create internship and apprenticeship opportunities that provide real-world experiences to prepare students for careers in the intelligence, civilian and defense sectors upon graduation.

“As we work tirelessly toward our mission of helping to make America safer, it is unequivocally important for us to partner with members of the community such as Mount St. Mary’s that have a vested interest in national security,” said Xcelerate Solutions President and CEO Mark Drever. “When seeking a partnership with higher education institutions, I was struck by the values The Mount instills in their students and how they align with Xcelerate’s core values. Employing students from The Mount aligns with one of our core values of ‘Hiring One More Like Our Best.’ We are proud to be working with Mount St. Mary’s and look forward to strengthening our relationship with them.”

Under the three-year agreement, Xcelerate Solutions will also bring collaborative projects to the Mount for students to work on over a semester. The students’ work will be supervised by a faculty mentor and an Xcelerate Solutions employee.

“We are thrilled to be working with Xcelerate Solutions to help fill a growing societal need for well-prepared talented workers in service to make communities safer,” said Mount St. Mary’s University President Timothy E. Trainor, Ph.D. “As a liberal arts university ensuring that its graduates are critical thinkers with excellent analytical and communication skills, the Mount is well positioned to meet this need.”

The partners will also explore projects of mutual interest that would allow each institution to bring its talents to address government and private sector proposals for assistance and solutions.

 
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