McLean, VA – Xcelerate Solutions (Xcelerate), a McLean, Virginia-based management consulting firm devoted to delivering strategic consulting solutions to government agencies that help make America safer, is partnering with the University of the District of Columbia (UDC) to provide career opportunities for UDC students and alumni. Xcelerate is engaging the university to explore internships, full-time positions, and experiential learning opportunities most beneficial to the UDC community. UDC is the nation’s only urban land-grant public Historically Black University (HBCU). Founded in 1851 in Washington D.C., UDC has continued to transform itself to meet the changing needs of its students and the community. Today, they are focused on “The Equity Imperative”, a strategic plan to regenerate UDC as a public higher education model of urban student success. Both Xcelerate and UDC believe in creating opportunities that did not previously exist, helping to strengthen their ties to the communities they serve.
“In furthering our commitment to supporting colleges and universities throughout the United States (U.S.), our partnership with UDC aligns with our core values of ‘Embracing Cultural Diversity’ and ‘Hiring One More Like Our Best’”, said Xcelerate Solutions President and CEO Mark Drever. “We are extremely grateful and excited to have an opportunity to work with a university that is focused on providing quality education and enriching the lives of their students, neighbors, and stakeholders. As Xcelerate Solutions continues to grow their portfolio of programs, UDC will be an exceptional partner in helping to develop and foster the future leaders of the federal consulting community.”
Xcelerate has already hired their first UDC graduate who currently supports a client focused on protecting national security. The company is also committed to working in conjunction with the university to create internship opportunities that provide real-world experiences to prepare students for careers in the defense, intelligence, and civilian sectors upon graduation. Under this agreement, UDC and Xcelerate will explore projects of mutual interest, combining their talents to address government and private sector challenges with innovative solutions.
“We are thrilled to be working with Xcelerate Solutions to connect well-prepared and talented UDC students and alumni with these exciting career opportunities,” said UDC’s Executive Director of Career Services, Dr. Jared E. Moffett, D.B.H. “As a public HBCU, ensuring that our graduates are career-ready and competitive for employment opportunities is priority of the Office of Career Services and UDC.”
About Xcelerate Solutions
Xcelerate Solutions exists to create innovative solutions that deliver results, manage risk from individuals to systems, and accelerate time to value. Across our three service areas — Enterprise Security, Strategic Consulting, and Digital Transformation — we optimize efficiency and effectiveness and enhance the security and resilience of America’s personnel, physical and cyber infrastructure.
About the University of the District of Columbia
The University of the District of Columbia is the nation’s only exclusively urban land-grant public Historically Black University (HBCU) and serves the residents of the District of Columbia and the surrounding region. The transdisciplinary research conducted by UDC focuses on areas that increase urban sustainability and resiliency in agriculture, business, engineering, workforce development, law, social justice, the arts, and sciences. The University currently offers 81 undergraduate and graduate academic degree programs through the following colleges and schools: College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES); College of Arts and Sciences (CAS); School of Business and Public Administration (SBPA); School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS); Community College; and the David A. Clarke School of Law.