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About WI-ACE

To provide an opportunity for employers and career services professionals to share knowledge and ideas that inspire, guide, and promote best practices that effectively connect students and employers.

To successfully connect Wisconsin college and university students and graduates with employers, simultaneously meeting the objectives of recruiting and career services professionals, while fulfilling the aspirations of students and graduates.

President's Welcome Letter


As the 2023 President of the Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Employers, welcome! If you’re new to the state or your role, we’re a small but mighty association, comprising of both college career services and recruiting members.  

As an association, I’m continually impressed with the care, innovation, and drive of our members. We live our values every day, helping students find their first internship, learn about their industry, and find their next roles. The board hopes you see WI-ACE as a network and community you can utilize for support and resources.  

As we move in to 2023, and navigating what certainly has become the new normal in our world, I hope you can see the value of WIACE, and see the opportunities to say “yes” all around. Whether it’s the “yes” from the board members, the “yes” from those on committees, or even the “yes” to present at a conference, we build our connections and strength as an organization with those who say “yes”. If you’re still looking for a way to say “yes” to WI-ACE, please connect with me or another board member; we’d love to help you get more involved!  

I’m so excited to serve as your President for 2023, and I can’t wait to see everyone in the Wisconsin Dells on April 21st, 2023, and then again at our Fall Conference; and if you see me at a Career Fair, please say hello! Let’s make it a great year, WI-ACE. 

With gratitude,  

Liz Julian 

WI-ACE President, 2023


Liz Julian

WI-ACE President, 2023


Founded in 1964, WI-ACE was originally named WCPA (Wisconsin College Placement Association) and was formed to “develop and extend policies and standards for the placement of graduates from its respective institutions”.

In 1967, WCPA began including employers in its meetings.

In 1973, another name change arrived renaming WCPA to WCPPA (Wisconsin Career Planning and Placement Association), and it published its first Career Guidelines book for students.

In 1990, the WCPPA conducted its first statewide Employers survey.

In 1997, the name “WI-ACE” (Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Employers) was adopted.

About the association

WI-ACE is an organization of representatives from Wisconsin employers and Wisconsin higher educational institutions devoted to connecting students and graduates with internships, co-ops, and full-time positions



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