Students interested in the University of Illinois find their place at ExplorACES
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 30, 2014
Ill. – ExplorACES at the University of Illinois on March 14 and 15 will
spotlight the wide-ranging opportunities in the College of Agricultural,
Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES). The two-day student-run event is
designed to help students who are interested in attending U of I learn more
about what ACES has to offer.
and admitted students can learn more about ACES faculty, academic offerings,
and the myriad of student organizations. More than 125 exhibits showcase
academics, research, and student development. Students can also find out more
about study-abroad programs, how to apply for nearly $2 million in
scholarships, and where a degree in ACES may lead in the job market.
is the ultimate opportunity to learn more about the college, especially if you
are a soon-to-be high school graduate or transfer student interested in
finishing a bachelor's degree," said Jason Emmert, ACES assistant dean of
prospective and admitted students are the target audience for ExplorACES,
parents are also encouraged to attend.
where to attend college is one of the most important decisions students will
ever make, and it is incredibly helpful for prospective students and parents to
see the campus, talk to faculty and staff, and perhaps, most important, connect
with current ACES students," Emmert said.
current students themselves attended ExplorACES during high school to learn
what ACES offers.
gave me hands-on experiences in all of the ACES departments while also letting
me meet professors and current students," said ACES sophomore Kendall Herren.
"The endless opportunities in ACES, including research, internships, and
study-abroad trips, are inspirational."
2,000 students will attend ExplorACES on Friday, March 14, from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. and Saturday, March 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A reception for admitted
students at the Student Dining and Residential Programs Building will complete
parking and a free shuttle service to the ACES campus are provided at parking
lot E-14, just west of the Assembly Hall.
information, connect with ExplorACES on Facebook or Twitter or visit www.exploraces.org.
Ellen Reeder, firstname.lastname@example.org
Lucas Frye, email@example.com
Kendall Herren, firstname.lastname@example.org