ACE 341: Issues and Careers in Applied Economics (AMM)
ACE 341 is an eight week course intended for students in the Agribusiness Markets and Management concentration. The goal is to prepare students by teaching what careers are available to them when they graduate and helping them develop the tools and skills they’ll need to successfully find and secure fulfilling employment throughout their career.
Prerequisites (Must be complete BEFORE taking this course):
Instructor Teaching the Course:
This course has been taught by the instructors below. You may click on their name to learn more about them. Teaching schedules vary by semester. Please check the Course Explorer for the most up-to-date information about the sections they will teach.
View the Course Explorer:
See when the course is offered as well as section details here: https://courses.illinois.edu/schedule/terms/ACE/341
Fall 2018 Restrictions
Restricted to students in Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences. Not intended for students with Freshman class standing. May only receive credit for one section of ACE 341 including previously offered ACE 398AMM, ACE 398CIP, and ACE 398CFP.
Additional Course Information
Read more about what Lauren Karplus has to say about ACE 341 AMM!
Is this class discussion-based or lecture-based? How would you describe your teaching style?
Discussion-based. I would describe my teaching style as highly interactive and applied- all classroom readings and activities should be something you’ll carry with you beyond the classroom.
How are students evaluated (e.g. multiple choice or essay tests, papers, etc.)?
Students are evaluated based on participation in class and on successful completion of a variety of assignments that will help them in their career search, such as completing a mock job interview at the career center, for example.
What careers does this course help prepare students to pursue?
The intent of this course is educate students about the wide range of careers for which their Agribusiness Markets and Management concentration prepares them. Students often come in to this concentration with a few specific careers in mind and are sometimes surprised to learn the opportunities that are available.
What courses can students take to prepare for this material?
This course is generally intended for sophomores and juniors in the Agribusiness Markets and Management concentration; other than that, there are no required or suggested prerequisites.
In what ways does this course prepare students to move through the program and/or into the work force?
Students gain valuable information about resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, the hiring process, the importance of internships, and how to maximize their time at the Career Fair.
What is your background in Agricultural and Consumer Economics?
I have a master’s in political science from Illinois State University and a bachelor’s in International Studies and German from the University of Illinois. I have worked in various units on campus advising students and scholars about immigration, study abroad, and academics. Currently, I advise undergraduate ACE students about their academic plans, in addition to coordinating experiential learning opportunities for students.
What is your attendance policy?
Attendance is very important. Every class period is different and every class period is important.