Achieving Career Excellence (ACE)


Relationship to the University's Strategic Direction

The ACE program is designed to meet the following support strategies enumerated in the University's strategic direction:

Relationship to the Graham School's Strategic Direction

The ACE program is designed to offer opportunities relative to the needs of the students and the changing needs of the business community as well as to cultivate a community of learning through collaboration.

Program Objectives

At the completion of the ACE program, students will: 

This program is proposed for students in the GSM. Effective fall 2009, new majors to the GSM will be required to participate in a non-credit program. This program will consist of participation in a series of seminars, experiences, campus art/music shows and events over four years.

Its objective is to provide business students with a career development and experiential learning plan that will assist them in selecting courses, majors, volunteer and for-pay work opportunities that will help them effectively meet their personal and career goals. Complementing the coverage of for-credit business courses, ACE Seminars, which use the combined resources of Career Services and local organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce, address career development topics appropriate for students in each year of their college careers. Events include workshops on time management, career self-assessment, writing resumes, and preparing for job interviews; and experiential events, such as a business etiquette dinner and a dress-for-success fashion show. Additional events include campus art shows, music recitals and theatrical performances.