ACE offers a variety of ways for employers to connect with Benedictine students and alumni for valuable employment and internship opportunities. See below for more information on:
*Please note these caveats: Commission-based positions must include a base pay. Positions that are 100% commission will not be approved. Positions with a base pay plus commission will be considered. In addition, we are currently unable to approve international positions. We reserve the right to remove an employer and/or contacts' access at any time for any reason without notice.
ACE Connect is exclusive for Benedictine students and alumni with opportunities ranging from full-time positions to part-time jobs and internships. Find information on career fairs, networking events and more in ACE Connect. Please follow the links below to register. ACE provides job search assistance to Benedictine University students and alumni seeking full-time, part-time and internship positions. Benedictine is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Therefore, our students are referred without discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age or national origin. We also expect employers to subscribe to this policy and will not provide referrals based on discriminating criteria.
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Ready to connect? Employers can post positions after creating a registration, following the link below. Company profiles as well as posted positions will be reviewed and approved by ACE.Click here for ACE Connect Employer registration.
The College Central Network is the Illinois Small College Placement Associations's online career center, which links students and alumni with employers. ISCPA is a statewide consortium made up of 18 colleges and universities throughout Illinois that represents more than 56,000 students in more than 250 majors. ISCPA also offers exclusive career fairs and other events throughout the school year. Click here for ISCPA Employer registration.
On-Campus recruiting and interviewing allows employers to meet with a wide range of Benedictine students and alumni in a private environment. At least six weeks notice must be given for an interview date to be advertised. (100 percent commission-based positions cannot utilize on-campus recruiting). There are three ways employers may reach out to Benedictine students or alumni:
To schedule an interview or recruiting session, please contact Michelle Schaefer at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 829-6041.
ACE sponsors various job fairs throughout the year. Check the ACE homepage for details. If you see an upcoming career or internship fair of interest, please send us a request to participate to email@example.com or call (630) 829-6041 for more information.
Stay up-to-date on federal laws regarding internships. View the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division's Fact Sheet on Internship Programs Under the Fair Labor Standards Act.
An internship is a practical work experience that helps students bridge the gap between the classroom and the world of work. It allows students an opportunity to apply the knowledge, theories and skills they have acquired throughout their Benedictine education, encourages them to develop professional skills in their chosen career field while providing valuable work experience needed in an economically competitive world.
All prospective interns have completed a significant amount of coursework and have the academic foundation needed to make a positive contribution to any company or organization. To qualify for participation in an internship program, all Benedictine students must:
Employers can participate in the Benedictine University Internship Program by posting internship opportunities on ACE Connect.
As an internship supervisor, Benedictine University asks that the organization:
Students can choose to register and receive academic credit for their internship experience. Credit hours are awarded using the ratio of 1 semester credit hour per every 50 hours worked on site and may range from 2-6 semester credit hours with 6 semester credit hours being the maximum amount of internship credit that may be counted toward graduation requirements. To obtain academic credit, students are expected to: