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    Why ACE?

    A major in ACE will prepare you for a challenging role in feeding, clothing, and financing the aspirations of hundreds of millions of people in the U.S. and billions of people around the globe.
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    Practical Experience

    Take your knowledge beyond the classroom with study abroad experiences, field trips, professional conferences, software boot camps, and more. Gain real-world experience through case study competitions, participation in team projects and internships.
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    Career Potential

    Our ACE graduates enjoy a job placement rate that’s almost twice that of the national average based on a three-year survey of graduates. ACE graduates are highly sought after by employers and other academic institutions because of their technical, communication, decision-making and people skills.
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    Connections to Success

    Learn from award-winning faculty who are leaders in their field. Work one-on-one with professors who know you by name and care about your future success. Receive career direction from college leadership and develop a network that will help take you places.

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Our Blog: ACE in the World

ACE in the World features blog entries from ACE students, faculty, and staff.

Policy Matters website

Subscribe to Policy Matters for research-based analysis on current issues that inform policy and policy makers.

farmdoc daily website

farmdoc daily provides economic analysis of contemporary issues facing farm businesses.

ACE Video

Learn more about the exciting opportunities available to ACE students.

ACE Alums Working at the Top Companies in Illinois

A recent Fortune Magazine highlighted 35 companies top companies in Illinois -- companies that hire ACE students year after year!
ACE: The Facts
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  • ACE is the nation’s oldest and largest program for teaching and research in commodity futures, options and other derivatives.