Benefits of IACAC Membership

Professional Interaction With Colleagues

  • Support in your job from the friendships you develop in IACAC.
  • An e-mail listserv for the quick exchange of information with colleagues throughout the state.
  • A professional network to aid with daily questions and concerns.

Membership Directory

  • An online, searchable membership directory lists contact information for all members.
  • All institutions and individuals who join by October 15 are printed in a paper directory.
  • Paper membership directories are easy to carry and available upon request.
  • The directory lists all Illinois high schools.

Job Board

  • Members post job listings for non-profit institutions on our online job board.
  • Subscribe by email to receive alerts when new jobs are posted or follow on Twitter.

A Formal Mentorship Program

  • New counselors are partnered with more experienced colleagues to gain insights, ideas, and support.
  • For those with several years experience, special middle management mentorship pairings are offered.
  • Planned annual events foster interaction and collegiality.

Annual Spring Conference

  • Three-day conference attracts more than 750 participants.
  • Workshops, panels, and guest speakers focus on current issues and professional development.
  • Social events and networking opportunities.

Seminars and Workshops

  • District Seminars: annual professional development seminars bring topical admission issues to all eight geographic districts.
  • The Middle Management Institute offers professional development in enrollment management strategies for individuals that aspire to go higher within the profession of admissions.
  • The IACAC Summer Institute trains new admission counselors for success in the profession.
  • An annual tour of colleges offers high school counselors opportunities to visit campuses throughout the country by bus or plane, depending on the year.

Association News

  • Our online newsletter provides up-to-date information on association activities, discussion of important educational developments, and news notes from fellow members.