Welcome to SoACE!

The Southern Association of Colleges and Employers is a 1,600+ member organization of human resources, college relations, and career services professionals representing employers and universities throughout the southeast. Learn more about SoACE or download our Membership Infographic.

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!

New Professional Development Program: SoACE LEAD

The SoACE Leadership Development Committee is pleased to announce a brand new Professional Development offering to SoACE Members! This cohort-based program has been designed for SoACE members preparing for broader contributions, career advancement, and deeper engagement within SoACE.

Areas of broad exposure will include:

  • Administration: Advocacy, Aligning Resources & Leading within a Dynamic Context
  • Career Advising & Counseling: Promising Practices across Diverse Identities and Intersections
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Career Services contributing to Social Mobility
  • Employer & External Relations: Co-creating Sustainable Partnerships
  • Experiential Learning: Designing High-Impact Practices across Campus and in the Community

The SoACE LEAD program will be delivered virtually each month beginning in August 2021 and concluding in May 2022. Month-to-month, cohort participants will interact with an invited facilitator and/or panel and a guided presentation on a topic of related professional application. Fee: $500.00 inclusive of all program fees materials.

Application: Submit your completed application to the SoACE Office before June 11th.

Submit your questions about the SoACE LEAD program to Rob Liddell, Chair-LEAD ([email protected]) or the SoACE Office.

Submit your Event to the SoACE Calendar

You may submit your campus or organization event to the SoACE calendar for free! 


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.  

Membership with SoACE

SoACE is accepting membership renewals and new member applications for the July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 membership year.

The SoACE membership year runs from July 1 - June 30 of every year. Dues are $130.00 for individuals and $650.00 for groups. Learn more about membership categories or the group membership option.

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


2021 Virtual Employer Relations Summit | Expand & Energize Connections

The Southern Association of Colleges and Employers is hosting the annual Employer Relations Summit virtually on June 23 - 24. This entire event will focus on employer relations! Our mission is to craft a program that addresses topics pertinent to the needs of career services professionals and employer campus recruiters specializing in employer relations and university recruiting, respectively.

Virtual Summit Registration Fees:

  • SoACE Members: $50.00
  • Non-Members: $75.00
Click here to Learn More or to Register