Welcome to Midwest ACE!

The Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers advances the professional development of its members by connecting collegiate career services and employer recruiters/staffing professionals, cultivating best practices and sharing knowledge. Membership in Midwest ACE demonstrates your commitment to excellence in the fields of career services and professional recruiting and staffing. Individual members of Midwest ACE represent the states of (but are not limited to) Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

Join Midwest ACE today so you can connect, build and network with dedicated collegiate career services and employer-recruiting professionals!


2021 Annual Conference Call for Proposals - Now Open!

The 2021 conference theme is Surviving to Thriving: Revised, Revisited, Re-Envisioned. Mark your calendar's to join us in Columbus, OH July 19-21, 2021! The deadline to submit your proposal is January 17, 2021. We look forward to reviewing proposals that will help us address ongoing and emerging trends in the career services industry!

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MWACE Membership

Join the MWACE community and connect, network, and build with dedicated collegiate career services and employer recruiting professionals throughout the region! The MWACE membership year runs from July 1 - June 30 of every year. MWACE is now accepting new member, group and renewal applications for the 2020 - 2021 membership year. 

Annual dues are $150.00 for individuals and $700.00 for groups.

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Workshop #1 | Tuesday, January 26, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Central/ 1:00 - 2:30 pm Eastern

Description: Dr. Gardner will share the results of his recent survey of 3,500 collegiate employers and the impact of COVID-19 on their hiring plans for summer internships and co-ops, providing insights into regional and industry data.  He will also present findings regarding the college labor market that have resulted from previous major events and recessions to help career centers and employers plan for 2021 and develop data-informed strategies.

Phil Gardner, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Collegiate Employment Research Institute
Faculty Emeritus and Former Executive Director, Career Services Network
Michigan State University

Workshop #2 | Tuesday, February 16, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Central/ 1:00 - 2:00 pm Eastern

Description: Students and employers alike made significant adjustments in transitioning to virtual assignments this past summer. While much has been reported anecdotally about what interns liked and didn't like, the key question remains: what was the real impact of online internships? With recruiting and planning for a virtual 2021 program now underway, understanding students’ attitudes and perceptions is essential – and comparative data is a powerful tool to sort through the noise. Join Mary Scott as she presents selected findings from SRG’s student research: ‘Impact of the Virtual Internship Experience’

Presenter: Mary Scott ,Scott Resource Group

Member Workshop Rates: $25 each or $40 for both workshops
Non-Member Workshop Rates: $35 each or $60 for both workshops



Value of Membership

  • Leadership Opportunities

  • Network & Connect 

  • New Technology and Services Solutions

  • Exclusive Member Resources

  • Continuing Education Credits

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Make a date with Midwest ACE the 1st Monday of each month. These informal meetings will be held by members of the Midwest ACE Executive board and committee leaders! Open and free to all Midwest ACE Members!

Next Meeting: February 1, 2021 11:30AM - 12:30PM CST / 12:30 - 1:30PM EST
Hosted by: Tim Scully, Immediate Past President

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