Good morning everyone!
Can you feel it? I think spring is coming. And I know that spring is coming soon for you all - spring break is in less than a month! If you need a break from studying, you can watch this Twitter video and wonder what you would do in this situation… https://twitter.com/i/moments/967774430960242688
Advisor's Office Hours
||Tuesday 1:30-4:30 pm
Tuesday 2:00-5:00 pm
||Wednesday 2:00-5:00 pm
|Thursday 8:30- 11:30 am
||Thursday 1:30-4:30 pm
Important Dates and Deadlines
- Friday, March 16: Deadline to add 2nd 8 week course
Enroll in ACE 199: Economics of Food and Environmental Justice!
This second 8 weeks course will analyze questions of poverty and what might be called “food justice” or “environmental justice” through the lens of economic theory. You will explore other phenomena at the intersection of food, environment, race, gender, class, and the rural/urban divide. Learn more about it here. Register today!
Enroll in ACE 341: CEF!
This second 8 weeks course is geared toward students in Consumer Economics and Finance. The goal of the course 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. Read more and view a past syllabus here: https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/7416/543815
Gies College of Business ICT Information Sessions
The Gies College of Business Admissions team will host ICT information sessions at the following dates and times:
- Wednesday, April 4, 2 p.m. (Room 3039 Business Instructional Facility)
- Tuesday, April 10, 4 p.m. (Room 2005 Business Instructional Facility)
Any ICT questions can be directed to email@example.com.
Upcoming Career Fairs and Networking Events
- Research Park Internship & Career Fair
- Tuesday, March 13
- 4:30-7 p.m.
- I-Hotel & Conference Center (1900 S 1st St.)
- Communication for Development Workshop by AgReach
- Monday, April 2
- 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
- Heritage Room in the ACES Library
- I.N.E. (Diversity & Inclusion Networking Exchange)
- Monday, April 9
- 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- Illini Union Ballroom (1401 W Green St.)
- Illini Career & Internship Fair
- Tuesday, April 10
- 1-6 p.m.
- Illini Union, Rooms ABC (1401 W Green St)
Cargill Global Scholars Program - Application Deadline Approaching
WHAT IS THE CARGILL GLOBAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM?
The Cargill Global Scholars Program is a distinctive, two-year leadership development program that provides financial support, in addition to leadership development training and one-on-one mentoring.
The purpose of the Cargill Global Scholars Program is to build a global network of future leaders who will one day make important contributions to advance business, agriculture and food security.
Cargill Global Scholars are students who demonstrate exemplary academic achievements, leadership potential and study in food, agriculture and risk management.
WHAT ARE THE SCHOLARSHIP BENEFITS?
There are substantial benefits to being a Cargill Global Scholar.
- Receive an annual scholarship award of $2,500 for up to two years, to help off-set any academic related expenses.
- Participate in a fully-funded three day leadership seminar during the first year of the program designed to enhance the scholars’ leadership skills ensuring that each participant’s full potential to effect change is reached at the culmination of the program.
- Participate in a fully funded Global Leadership Seminar to be held at one of Cargill’s global locations during the second year of the program. This activity will bring together all of the Cargill Global Scholars from each cohort from across all of the program countries for a week-long seminar that will involve a series of experiential learning enrichment activities coupled with networking opportunities with Cargill executives.
- Be paired with a Cargill leader who will serve as a mentor. The Cargill mentors will help the scholars identify short and long term academic and professional goals and will assist in reaching these goals through networking, face-to-face meetings and regular email and phone communication.
- Become a member of the Cargill Global Scholars alumni community.
WHO CAN APPLY?
Applicant eligibility will be determined based on meeting the required criteria.
- Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
- Enrollment in one of the partner universities which include:
Currently enrolled as a full-time Freshman or Sophomore undergraduate student
Demonstrate high academic performance
Demonstrate leadership potential
- Amherst College
- Cornell University
- Iowa State University
- Kansas State University
- Ohio State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Purdue University
- Stanford University
- Texas A & M University, College Station
- University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- University of Minnesota
- University of Nebraska, Lincoln
- Specialization in one of the following fields:
- Agriculture Related Field
- Computer Science
- Environmental Studies
- Food Science
- International Relations
- Political Science
- Public Policy
- IBIP: International Business Immersion Program
Put yourself in the shoes of a global executive as you walk an entire marketing channel from Illinois farm to South American plate and vice-versa. Learn how business works in the real world. Gain rare exposure to the growing South American food and agribusiness environment. Stand out in a competitive job market.
The International Business Immersion Program consists of three inseparable components:
- a 400-level preparatory business course held during Fall 2018 (ACE/BADM 436)
- an immersion study tour; and
- a public, on-campus presentation of the groups’ research findings during the Fall 2018 semester & trip
See the flyer for more information or ask me about it!
EU Food Heritage Study Tour: Apply today!
Are you looking for an interesting study abroad program for this summer? Check out the EU Food Heritage Study Tour! This program includes a trip to France, the Netherlands, AND Italy PLUS an internship (while earning 8 ACES Hours). This is a win win win program and fairly affordable. Interested in learning more? Contact Jessa Barnard, Director of ACES Study Abroad, at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or see the flyer.
Study Abroad Application Deadlines Extended
Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange (IAGE) has extended the application deadline for over 50 of our study abroad programs! You can visit go.illinois.edu/extendeddeadlines to see a comprehensive list of IAGE programs with deadline extensions. Many of the deadlines have been extended to April 1st, but you should check the online program page for the exact deadlines.