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Midwest ACE Trends Conference 
November 17-18, 2016 
DoubleTree - Magnificent Mile 
Chicago, Illinois 

Schedule of events

Please note, this is a preliminary schedule of events and is subject to change.


Midwest ACE is happy to be able to offer members the opportunity to earn continuing education credits as a preferred provider for the Society of Human Resource Management 


Thursday, November 17, 2016

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Registration Open


2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Professional Exchange Off-Site Visits (College Members Only)

Registration required. You will have the option to add this onto your conference registration. 

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Employer Colloquium (Employers Only)
Registration required. You will have the option to add this onto your conference registration.


5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception



Friday, November 18, 2016

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Registration Open


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast & Committee Meetings


9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Midwest ACE Trends in Recruiting Research with Q&A


Midwest ACE is proud to announce the findings of their annual research project in partnership with Mary Scott, president of Scott Resource Group and a nationally recognized content expert. This collaboration will provide unique data as colleges and employers work together to paint a more robust picture of the entire recruiting process. 


The session will highlight ways in which employers and colleges can improve their relationship around the recruitment of top talent. The results includes insights from new hires in their respective organizations as well as qualified employment candidates currently recruiting on campuses in an effort to gauge the expectations vs. realities of new hires in the corporate world. The research further parses that data based on variables such as what school the candidate attended and if their expectations and experiences differ by major. 


          Employer collaborators include AbbVie, Caterpillar, Eaton, Enterprise, Northrop   

          Grumman and Rolls-Royce North America. Career Servies collaborators include Ball

          State University, Bradley University, Marquette University, Purdue University, 

          University of Illinois and the University of Michigan.

Mary Scott

Mary Scott is the President & Founder of Scott Resource Group, an independent consulting and research firm specializing in university relations and recruitment. Drawing on over twenty-five years of hands-on staffing and recruitment experience in the corporate, academic and consulting arenas, she provides proprietary, primary research and consulting services  in university relations and recruitment to major corporations nationwide. She is also a managing partner of IronHorse Surveys, LLC, an independent provider of web-based recruitment program and process assessment tools.  Prior to founding her professional practice in 1989, Mary was Director of Staffing at Aetna Life & Casualty. She holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut and a BA in English from St. Joseph College, where she began her recruitment career as an admissions officer.  


10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.



11:00 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.

Midwest ACE Research: Employer Panel Discussion
Employer representatives who participated in the Midwest ACE Research project will discuss their insights on recruiting trends. In addition they will answer audience questions.

11:45 p.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Lunch Break


12:15 p.m. – 12:50 p.m.

John Steele Grant & John D. Shingleton Award Presentations

12:50 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch & Working Session:  What Do We Do With Data?


2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks






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3601 E. Joppa Road
Baltimore, MD 21234

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Fax: 410-931-8111

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