NCDA Fellow Award

The designation of NCDA Fellow is conferred to recognize outstanding and substantial contributions in science, teaching and training, practice, service, policy development, and political action.  It is one of the highest honors by the NCDA, recognizing members who have contributed to and advanced the career development profession throughout their career. 

June 27, 2019
Julia Panke Makela
National Career Development Association

China Career Development Award

This award recognizes best practices in collective and collaborative service delivery for international students. 

March 15, 2019
University of Illinois Career Services Community
Global University Career Development Conference

NCDA Merit Award

The National Career Development Association Merit Award recognizes significant contributions in the field of career development, with documented evidence of work in the areas of career education, programming, research, and advocacy. 

June 29, 2018
Julia Panke Makela
National Career Development Association

John Steele Grant Award

The John Steele grant supports and encourages new research in career planning and college recruiting. This grant was received for a cross-institutional study entitled The Salary Puzzle: A Multi-Institutional Study of Salary Data Collection on First Destination Surveys

November 18, 2017
Julia Panke Makela and Albert Kim (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign), Sarah K. Barks (Grinnell College), Jason Eckert (University of Dayton), Noah Pollock (Oakland University)
Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers

NCDA Presidential Recognition Award

The Presidential Recognition Awards are givien by the President of the National Career Development Association (NCDA) for those members who were instrumental to the success of the association during the president's term.

June 30, 2017
Julia Panke Makela
National Career Development Association

Graduate Student Research Award 2017

Selected by the NCDA Research Committee, this award is to honor graduate students who undertake exemplary research addressing topics related to career information, career development, and career planning. The award is for work on a doctoral dissertation or master's thesis approved by the student's institution.

June 30, 2017
Gaeun Seo
National Career Development Association

John Steele Grant Award

The John Steele grant supports and encourages new research in career planning and college recruiting. The Career Center received this award for a project entitled Career Competency and Self-efficacy Development for Paraprofessional Student Employees in Career Services. 

November 17, 2016
Julia Panke Makela, Jessamyn G. Perlus, Gaeun Seo, Daniel Almanza, Amanda Cox & Kevin Hoff
Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers

John D. Shingleton Award for Innovation and Applied Research

The John D. Shingleton Award is given for the best application of completed research that strengthens or enhances career services and recruitment practices. The Career Center received this award for our project titled Innovative Bridge Building – Design and Assessment of a Networking Program for Underrepresented Populations. This project evaluates the yearly Conexiones networking program.

November 17, 2016
Jessamyn G. Perlus, Julia Panke Makela, Daniel Almanza & Amanda Cox
Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers

NCDA Outstanding Service to International Students Award

This award recognizes university career centers that have made an active commitment to partnering with and supporting the career development of international students, with only one career center selected to receive this award each year.

June 30, 2016
Un Yeong Park
National Career Development Association

NACE Technology Excellence Award - College

Data Dashboard Delivers!

The Hire Illini Data Dashboard (hireillini.com/student-enrollment-data) provides valuable, easy-to-use information about Illinois students that influecnes strategic talent acquisition decisions. Data is delivered to the fingertips of key decision makers in a dynamic and visually appealing way. Development of the dashboard was in direct response to a please from our Employer Advisory Board for data needed to support their recruitment decisions.

June 7, 2016
Nell Madigan, Jennifer Neef, Gail Rooney, & the Career Services Steering Committee
National Association of Colleges and Employers

Student Affairs Recognition of Exemplary Assessment Projects

The Student Affairs Assessment Recognition Program promotes a culture of assessment within the Division of Student Affairs through recognition of exemplary assessment projects. The Career Center received this award for our high-quality assessment of the Career Certificate-International program, with creative use of results for program promotion and improvement.

May 6, 2016
Julia Panke Makela, Un Yeong Park, Gaeun Seo, Jessamyn Perlus, & Daniel Ryan Scholes
Division of Student Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

John D. Shingleton Award for Innovation and Applied Research

The John D. Shingleton Award is given for the best application of completed research that strengthens or enhances career services and recruitment practices. The Career Center received this award for our assessment and enhancement of individual career advising services in Spring 2014. We continuously dedicate efforts to providing high-quality career services to all U of I students!

December 1, 2015
Julia Panke Makela, Gaeun Seo, Amanda Cox, Brian Neighbors, & Keri Pipkins
Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers

John Steele Grant Award

The John Steele grant supports and encourages new research in career planning and college recruiting. The Career Center received this award to examine long-term outcomes of participation in our Career Certificate-International Program. Findings will be used to further enhance career services dedicated to international programs and opportunities. 

December 1, 2015
Gaeun Seo, Julia Panke Makela, Jessamyn Perlus, Daniel Ryan Scholes, & Un Yeong Park
Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers

J.W. Paquette Superior Leadership Award

Instituted in 1991, this award recognizes active members who have made a consistent and significant leadership contribution to Midwest ACE.

January 1, 2012
Gail S. Rooney
Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers