4 Reasons to Attend Admission Counselor University (ACU)

Are you a new admissions professional looking to kick-start your career in the field? Look no further than Admission Counselor University, also known as ACU. ACU is an annual event hosted by Iowa ACAC’s Professional Development Committee. It’s geared toward new professionals (0-12 months) in the Admissions profession.large group of people

This year, ACU will take place at Central College in Pella, Iowa, July 26 - 27. Register and learn more about ACU today!

Here are 4 great reasons to attend ACU:

  1. Travel is an integral part of our job. While it brings a sense of adventure and enjoyment, it can also be overwhelming at times. ACU presenters will share stories, provide valuable tips, and offer tricks to navigate through a successful travel season.

  2. Networking opportunities to connect with peers who are just starting out, but to also meet seasoned admissions professionals who have been in the field for years. Seeing familiar faces from ACU while on the road can be a comforting experience.

  3. Building strong relationships with high school counselors is a fundamental aspect of the job. To enhance your skills in this area, we’ll have high school counselors to share their insights, tips, and knowledge. You'll learn how to make the most out of your high school visits and establish fruitful connections.

  4. Of course, we can't forget about the fun! Whether you're engaging in interactive activities, socializing at the evening events, or delving deeper into the admissions world, you can expect a memorable time!

"My favorite part was being able to receive advice from people that have different degrees of experience within our field as well as learn about the different professional development opportunities, like ACU, that are available to me. I believe that ACU is an excellent opportunity for all that are entering the admissions field, and after attending, I felt more prepared for my first admissions cycle!" 
Chelsea Waterman, Admissions Counselor at St. Ambrose University

If your office is still in the hiring process, you're able to register a total number of people and we can collect names at a later date!  You can register your team members now at www.iowaacac.org/prof-devel - Registration deadline is July 17!

We look forward to seeing you at ACU! 

Emily Hannon, Professional Development & Practices Chair
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