A long-term evaluation of the program, now in its 14th year, is yielding insights into the aspects of the program that ULW alumni have found to be most valuable. The evaluation has utilized focus groups, surveys and interviews to assess the impact the program has had, both short term and long term, over the course of the students' educational and professional careers. The main themes that have emerged are career awareness building, cohort building and support, and networking. A growing interest in one-on-one career mentoring and professional development in a 2014 formative evaluation led to relevant programmatic changes for the 2015 summer program. Results suggest that the overall value of short but intense programs with opportunities for exposure to careers, professional development, mentoring, and peer-relationship-building have a significant positive impact without the effort or cost of a full-fledged internship.