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Our Career Services Network provides you access to a career and internship database of thousands of professional opportunities. More than 2,500 companies visit campus to recruit our students for internships and full-time jobs each year.

World-class Faculty

ACES students benefit from direct, one-on-one work with some of the leading scholars in the fields of agricultural, consumer and environmental sciences.

Financial Support

College doesn’t have to be expensive. ACES offers options, including nearly $2 million per year in merit-based scholarships.

Grow Beyond the Classroom

Gain valuable experience and friends in a broad array of student organizations and professional societies.

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Career Paths

ACES Career Services provides services and resources that help students link their major to their professional aspirations.

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The veterinarian that I worked for was very impressed with my level of knowledge in many different areas, namely nutrition and reproduction. My classes definitely helped to give me a more enriching and meaningful experience.

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Fast Facts

Among public universities, U of I graduates rank 1st in the Big Ten in starting and mid-career median salary.

81% of 2009-2010 ACES graduates had work, volunteer or internship experiences related to their professional aspirations prior to completeing their degree.

University of Illinois was rated third nationally by company recruiters for outstanding graduates in a Wall Street Journal report.

The University of Illinois ranked fifth in the nation and first in the Big Ten in "payback ratio," a number based on alumni groups' income as a percentage of the cost of base tuition and fees by the WSJ's Smart Money Magazine.

Nearly one-third of ACES graduates pursue advanced degrees in a wide variety of disciplines.

Over 30 organizations provide ACES students with the opportunity to network, learn about careers, and contribute to the life of the college.

More than one-third of ACES students have at least one international experience.

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