Student Organizations

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Director: Ann Finnegan
Office Manager: Dung Quach Wisdom

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Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to join a student run organization to help enhance their college experience. These organizations offer the chance to network with peers and industry professionals, gain valuable experience outside the classroom, and better the experience of other students by taking on leadership roles. The following groups are excellent options for anyone pursuing an ACE major. Students can utilize the Involved@Illinois search engine to view a comprehensive list of University of Illinois clubs and organizations.

The DC Initiative

ACE students interested in making an impact on public policy meet monthly to network and discuss and learn about internship opportunities in Washington, DC.  ACE students have interned in the White House, on “The Hill," with federal agencies such as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), with not-for-profit organizations such as the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD), and with policy consulting groups such as The Kyle House Group.  ACE students interested in earning academic credit while interning in Washington, DC have enrolled in Illinois in Washington and earned between 6 -12 hours of academic credit.

Financial Planning Club

Designed for students from any major, this club offers opportunities for members to learn about financial planning as a career path. By providing students with developmental courses, reading lists of industry literature and even job opportunities, the Financial Planning Club hopes to shape members into competitive job candidates when pursuing a career in financial planning.


The Illinois chapter of the National Agri-Marketing Association (NAMA) offers students the chance to become part of a network of industry professionals. NAMA’s mission statement is to serve the food & fiber industry, focusing on members’ professional development by providing access to solutions and opportunities in agribusiness.