ACE 341: Issues and Careers in Applied Economics (CEF)
ACE 341 is an eight week course intended for students in the Consumer Economics and Finance 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.
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Fall 2017 Restrictions
Restricted to students in Agricultural and Consumer Economics. Not intended for students with Freshman class standing. Students must register for the section that is specific to their concentration.
Additional Course Information
Read more about what Caroline Helton has to say about ACE 341 CEF!
Is this class discussion-based or lecture-based? How would you describe your teaching style?
A variety of guest speakers come to class to talk not only about opportunities in their companies and industries, but also to tell the story of their own career path and offer advice on how to find your passion in the workplace. Discussions with these speakers both in class and outside class can be enormously enlightening for the student who is still formulating a career path.
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..
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 Consumer Economics and Finance concentration prepares them and to expose them to issues of professionalism in the work place.
What courses can students take to prepare for this material?
This course is generally intended for sophomores and juniors in the Consumer Economics and Finance concentration. Students will be required to turn in a resume, so they can prepare for the course by reviewing their resume.
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 earned my Masters of Education in Higher Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. After working on campus in Undergraduate Admissions and Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange, I joined the Department of ACE as an academic advisor. My role is to connect students to resources on campus and to provide opportunities for them to put their learning into practice.
What is your attendance policy?
Attendance is very important. Every class period is different and every class period is important.