Welcome to SoACE!

The Southern Association of Colleges and Employers is a 1,000+ member organization of human resources, college relations, and career services professionals representing employers and universities throughout the southeast. Learn more about SoACE.


By joining SoACE, you and your organization can become a part of 15 state regional network of college and university career services administrators and employer representatives for networking; cultural and geographical development; professional development; best practices & trends; consulting services; diversity initiatives; branding opportunities and more! 

Call for Board and Award Nominations - Now Open

The Southern Association of Colleges and Employers offers opportunities to contribute to the association and profession by serving on the Board of Directors. SoACE also recognizes the importance of service through the annual association of awards. 

Board Nominations
Deadline: October 5, 2018

Please consider nominating a colleague (or yourself) for one of the available open Board positions, or read more about the opportunities listed below:

  • President-Elect 
  • Director, Communications and Marketing
  • Director, Professional Development
  • Director, Targeted Knowledge Groups
  • Director, Member Services
Submit a Board Nomination

Award Nominations
Deadline: October 5, 2018

Nominate a deserving colleague for recognition for outstanding service to our profession through an award nomination. The SoACE awards seeking nominations are listed below. You may learn more about these opportunities by clicking here.

  • New Professional Award
  • Imaginative Spirit Award
  • Champion of Diversity Award
  • Mosaic Award
  • Southern Star Award
  • Founders Award
  • Honorary Lifetime Award
Submit an Award Nomination

2018 Employer Relations Summit

Thanks to everyone who attended the highest attended Summit to date! Click here to see what you missed and stay tuned for 2019 details!

Hosting a career fair?

Spread the word about SoACE to your career fair employer attendees by including this advertisement in your employer packet/handouts.

Recruiting Database System Survey

The Technology Knowledge Group would like to learn more about what recruiting database system your Career Services department is currently utilizing. This information will be helpful for SOACE and the Technology Knowledge Group in creating further webinars and resources to support you further in successful best practices and implementations of your systems. SOACE Recruiting Database System Survey

Become a Member

The SoACE membershipyear runs from July 1 - June 30 of every year. SoACE is accepting new membership and renewal applications for the 2018-19 membership year. Click here to view membership fees. 

Need to update your account? If you need to update or transfer memberships within your organization, please contact the SoACE Office.

Learn more about membership categories or the group membership option.

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2018 SoACE Conference

The conference will take place December 2 - 5, 2018 at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta, GA.


  • Network with career services and college recruiting colleagues.
  • Get up-to-date information on trends and issues affecting the profession.
  • Learn best practices that you can adapt for your program.
  • Benchmark with like organizations and institutions.
  • Explore new and emerging technologies.
  • Share challenges and solutions with your professional community.
  • Learn about new products and services for the field that can help you cut costs and increase your productivity.
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