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!

Keep the Conversation Going

We encourage all members to utilize the SoACE Slack Channel to continue the conversation with colleagues, ask questions, and seek resources that can assist you and your institution moving forward. If you are not yet a member of the SoACE Slack community but would like to join, please follow these instructions:

Sign up for a KG and be added to the corresponding Slack Channel.  You will receive an email notification with details about accessing Slack through https://soace.slack.com.  


Hosting a Career Fair?

Spread the word about SoACE to your career fair employer attendees by including this advertisement in your employer packet/handouts. You can also post your fairs and events to the SoACE Calendar.

Become a Member

The SoACE membership year runs from July 1 - June 30 of every year. SoACE is now accepting new member, group and renewal applications for the 2019 - 2020 membership year. Click here to view membership fees.

Need to update  or add members to your account?  View step by step instructions.

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Learn more about membership categories or the group membership option.

Call for Proposals Open:

2020 Employer Relations Summit - Deadline to Submit: April 6


Topics for any of these formats should address one or more of the needs of Employer Relations professionals. Preference will be given to programs in the areas of best practices, utilizing technology and data analytics in employer relations, and student, faculty, parent and alumni partnerships. Additionally, joint presentations are encouraged between employers and career service professionals or representatives from multiple schools. 

  • Best Practices: Highlighting strategic employer development and unique programming in employer relations and talent development. 
  • Utilizing technology and data analytics: How do you use technology and data to tell your story to campus, faculty, and employer partners? Include strategy, software/technology used and impact on employer relations goals.
  • Student, faculty, and alumni partnerships: How do you engage students, faculty, and alumni in employer relations?  Peer advisor and ambassador programs, alumni networking events, faculty advisory boards, corporate sponsorships and student focus groups. 

Additional topics to be considered may include:
On Campus/Career event strategies, experiential learning programs, and employer development/engagement strategies.


2020 Technology KG Boot Camp - Deadline to Submit: April 24


Program Considerations
We are looking for a variety of programming this year, so please consider submitting programs that would be of benefit to both career services professionals as well as our employer members either within a technology and/or marketing theme. Proposal collaborations are also highly encouraged!

We invite you to consider a proposal that (but is not limited to):

  • Addresses challenges while working with students or clients while integrating technology
  • Demonstrates the use of micro-credentialing through badges and certificates
  • Reviews data visualization tools and/or project management tools and how your space uses it
  • Showcases creative and innovative uses of technology in the workplace
  • Informs the audience about a recent marketing process or technology shift that has worked well with capturing the attention of the current generation of students - Generation Z
  • Demonstrates how employers are utilizing technology and strategic marketing tactics to attract and onboard new talent for jobs or internships
  • Forecasts the future of technology in our workplace​
  • Highlights how you/your office has used technology through COVID-19

All presentations are done virtually in Eastern Standard Time (EST) and will be no longer than 1-hour in length. If you have any specific questions regarding a potential proposal submission, please reach out to Danielle Golinski ([email protected]).