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The ACE Committee is excited to introduce ACE Talks, a new initiative created to feature the unheard narratives of advisors!

Our journeys are rarely linear. Many of us have traversed a winding path, both personally and professionally. Given that we are in critical positions to guide students through their academic, professional, and personal journeys, it is imperative that we create fruitful spaces where we can reflect, share, and learn from each other’s stories. This initiative aims to empower advisors, and aspires to foster brave spaces where we may be seen and heard, and where we may cultivate deep connections.

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Apply today to share your narrative

The ACE Committee will work closely with you, providing individualized support and guidance in developing your ACE Talk.

Not sure where to start? Here are some questions to consider when developing your ACE Talk:

  • What lessons have you learned in your advising journey about the importance of building connections and community?
  • How have you cultivated relationships, fostered communities, or inspired colleagues and students to overcome adversity?
  • What challenges and celebrations have you experienced that define who you are or the work you do?
  • How do you inspire others while also inspiring yourself?

Our hope is for the ACE community to engage in dialogue through love, warmth, humor, and respect to inspire personal and professional growth within higher education.

Please submit your application by Friday, March 24th at 5pm.
Selected candidates will be notified in early spring quarter.
Please submit any questions to