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




Join your colleagues on a Professional Exchange site visit. Site visits will be held Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. These site visits are free and only open to Midwest ACE college members.


Morningstar, Inc.

22 West Washington Street, Chicago, IL|

Morningstar, Inc. is a leading provider of independent investment research in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia. We offer an extensive line of products and services for individual investors, financial advisors, asset managers, and retirement plan providers and sponsors. 

Brief Agenda of Visit:

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Company Overview
  • Q&A Session
  • What We Look For in New Hires
  • Office Tour

Participants Will Learn:

  • Morningstar looks for candidates from all backgrounds, majors, etc… we look for diversity of thought.

  • Morningstar focuses on developing employees and giving them a chance to try different roles in different business groups if they have proven they can learn and adapt to new situations.

  • Morningstar has an open and collaborative office environment, and employees are encouraged to share and act on their ideas.

Usual Academic Majors/Degrees Sought:

  • All

Directions & Additional Information:

There is hourly and daily parking in our building at Block37. The entrance is on Dearborn.

*Guests will need photo ID to check in on ground floor lobby*


Heartland Alliance

208 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, IL|

Heartland Alliance, one of the world’s leading anti-poverty organizations, works in communities in the U.S. and abroad to serve those who are homeless, living in poverty, or seeking safety. It provides a comprehensive array of services in the areas of health, housing, jobs and justice – and leads state and national policy efforts, which target lasting change for individuals and society.

Brief Agenda of Visit:

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Heartland Alliance Mission & What We Do
  • About Heartland Alliance - Companies
  • Internship Programs
  • College Recruitment Process
  • The Competencies Mangers Are Looking For In Candidates
  • Tour
  • Q&A Session

Participants Will Learn:

  • What Heartland Alliance Does

  • Heartland Alliance Programs
  • How to Apply for Career/Internship Opportunities

Usual Academic Majors/Degrees Sought:

Bachelors and Masters in:

  • Social Work
  • Psychology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Education
  • Other Related Fields

Directions & Additional Information:

*Guests will need photo ID*


U.S. Department of State
This site visit will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel

2401 E. Street, NW Washington, DC|

The U.S. Department of State is the lead institution for the conduct of American diplomacy and the Secretary of State is the President’s principal foreign policy advisor. The Foreign Service is a corps of some 13,000 employees dedicated to representing America abroad and responding to the needs of American citizens living and traveling around the world. The Department’s Civil Service, totaling more than 11,000 employees, provides continuity and expertise in accomplishing all aspects of the Department’s mission. There are also more than 45,000 locally employed Foreign Service staff at overseas posts.

Participants Will Learn:

  • How to apply for foreign service positions, civil service positions and fellowships

Usual Academic Majors/Degrees Sought:

  • All

LaSalle Network

200 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2500, Chicago, IL|

LaSalle Network is the premier provider of professional staffing and recruiting services. LaSalle has individual business practices specializing in Accounting & Finance, Technology, Office Services, Call Center, Human Resources, Marketing, Supply Chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle and Executive Search. LaSalle Network works with companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle’s innovative and unique approach to staffing is designed to provide its clients with quality talent who not only match their job requirements, but the company culture as well. LaSalle Network has received over 70 awards recognizing the company for its growth and culture, including Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work, 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work for, Inc. 50 Best Workplaces and Crain’s Best Places to Work!

Brief Agenda of Visit:

  • Welcome and Introduction
  • Internship Programs
  • Full-Time Hires & Training Program
  • College Recruitment Process & Timeline
  • Tour
  • Q&A Session

Participants Will Learn:

  • Gain insight into a best place to work in Chicago and the country; LaSalle Network has been recognized by Inc. Magazine, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Tribune, 101 Best and Brightest and Glassdoor for our culture and growth

  • Learn about real-time industry trends from industry thought leaders; LaSalle Network specializes in accounting and finance, marketing, technology, human resources, supply chain and works with thousands of clients, from Fortune 50 companies to start ups and non-profits, and our knowledge of different spaces and industries sets us apart
  • See how culture specialists focus on culture in the workplace, whether it’s assisting clients with identifying top candidates or coaching candidates on what to look for during a job search

Usual Academic Majors/Degrees Sought:

  • Communications
  • Business
  • Psychology
  • Human Resources/Relations
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Information Systems/Technology
  • Computer Science
  • Supply Chain
  • Sales
  • English
  • History
  • Marketing
  • And other related fields

Directions & Additional Information:

It is recommended that visitors take public transportation, as parking can be quite expensive in downtown Chicago.  The purple/brown/blue/pink/green/orange lines all stop at Clark/Lake, which is less than 1 block away from LaSalle Network. A parking garage can be found on Lake St. between Wells and LaSalle but will not be validated.  

*Guests will need photo ID and visitors will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement upon arrival*



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