One cutting-edge program. Three concentrations. Infinite Opportunities.

A degree in Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communications prepares you for a wide variety of careers that combine interests and skill in communications, formal or informal education and assessment, and leadership, training, and supervision. ALEC graduates go on to careers as:

  • Agribusiness managers
  • Classroom educators in secondary and higher education
  • Sales and sales managers
  • Marketing and advertising account mangers
  • Journalists and social media strategists
  • Policy developers
  • Leadership consultants
  • Public Relations managers
  • Extension educators
  • Organizational trainers
  • ... And many more!

Career Resources

When it comes to finding a job, there are several resources available to students to ensure they are prepared for the job application process.

The University of Illinois Career Center offers a full range of programs, services, resources and counseling to assist all students and alumni of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, regardless of academic affiliation. The Career Center also runs the job posting platform Handshake @ Illinois, which can alert students when jobs pertaining to their field are posted.

ACES students can also take advantage of the College of ACES Career Services, which offers job search skills development as well as access to on-campus internship and full-time job interviews with companies recruiting on-campus. Career Services can also aid students applying to graduate programs.