Have you organized your delegation to
ACI’s 2019 Career Development Conference and Employer Expo?
Friday, October 4, 2019
North Central College – Naperville, IL
Click here to register students and staff for the event!
All attendees must register in advance.
A FULL-DAY CAREER DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE FOR FRESHMEN THROUGH SENIORS
Free to students, staff and faculty, ACI’s Career Development Conference offers:
- Seven Skill-Building Seminars on topics ranging from email etiquiette and micro-internships to employment law and building credit
- Three Career Pathing Sessions that explore opportunities in financial services, insurance, and not-for-profit organizations
- Two Plenary Keynote Functions – breakfast with nationally-known networking expert JD Gershbein and lunch with diversity expert Michelle Silverthorn – with students and employers seated together.
AN ELITE GROUP OF EMPLOYERS
ACI’s Employer Expo emphasizes give students access to top-flight employers, with the emphasis on quality over quantity. Our roster of employers is growing daily:
- Advocate Aurora Health
- Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting
- Baker Tilly
- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
- Call One
- Central Intelligence Agency
- CME Group
- Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc.
- Dayton Freight Lines
- Environmental Design International
- Fifth Third Bank
- Northwestern Mutual
- Wells Fargo
A CHANCE TO CONSIDER GRADUATE SCHOOL
ACI member institutions will be showcasing their graduate programs. These graduate schools will join us:
- Dominican University
- Judson University
- Lewis University
- North Central College School of Graduate and Professional Studies
- Saint Xavier University
CAN’T STAY THE WHOLE DAY?
We know that travel time could make it hard to stay for the full day, so we’ve we planned the conference to present excellent content in both the morning and the afternoon (see updated agenda attached). Students may register from early morning to mid-afternoon, and employers will be available throughout the day.
North Central College is easily accessible from Illinois 88 and 355, and from the Naperville Metra/Amtrak station. Street parking is available along side streets in the neighborhood, as well as in the college’s outdoor lot at the corner of Brainard and Highland.
There is a short (but hilly) walk between the two buildings hosting the Career Developing Conference. Attendees with accessibility needs should contact Eli O’Sullivan Kurtz at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, September 27, 2019.
APPLY FOR AN ACI TRANSPORTATION GRANT
ACI offers grants of up to $300 to member colleges requiring assistance to transport students to the Naperville conference. Grants can fund van drivers, van rental, bus or train tickets to bring a group of students to the event. All campuses are eligible to receive grants, but funds are limited. Campuses most distant from Naperville will have priority. To apply for a grant, complete the attached grant application and email it to Eli O’Sullivan Kurtz at email@example.com no later than September 16, 2019.
PROMOTE THE CONFERENCE ON YOUR CAMPUS
Our 2019 goal is to host 8-10 students from each of our 26 member campuses. To help you promote the event, we’re providing a poster you can post around your campus and send to students via email. Please let us know how else we can help you recruit student attendees.
A SOCIAL MEDIA OPPORTUNITY
On the day of the event, use #ACICareerConfab when sharing pictures and posts in your social media channels. This is a great opportunity to spread the word about the excellent career development resources your college provides to its students.
A rewarding experience for all students, even if they are not currently seeking a full-time job, ACI’s Career Development Conference delivers high value to students at every stage of their college career by building their knowledge of available career paths, developing their networking and personal branding skills, and enhancing their job readiness.