Jodi Carlson has been an active member of the Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Employers since spring 2008. The mission of WI-ACE is: “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.”
Photo: Jodi Carlson (right) pictured with Erica Dequaine (left) who also received an award at the WI-ACE conference.
As the employer relations manager for Career Services, Carlson finds that WI-ACE is a great opportunity for her to network with a variety of employers and to encourage them to make UW Oshkosh a school of choice when planning their recruiting strategy.
Beginning Spring 2010, Carlson was asked to serve on the Wisconsin Association of Colleges and Employers board of directors as a co-chair on the Conference Planning Committee. She is in charge of organizing two conferences each year with the goal of bringing employers and career services professionals together to network and learn information, which will encourage personal and professional growth.
At the December 2011 conference, Carlson was presented with the President’s Appreciation Award. This award is given to someone who has done an exemplary job in his/her role.
To date, she has been part of planning four conferences located around the state, which have included some nationally known presenters.
“We are always trying to raise the bar from the previous conference to ensure our participants see the value in our organization and continue to be active in WI-ACE,” Carlson said.
Another UW Oshkosh faculty member, Jessie Pondell, won the election at the December Conference in Madison and is now the president elect of WI-ACE. Pondell is the director of professional development in the College of Business.