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 | SoACE External Review Training Program

The SoACE External Reviews is launching a new training program for members who would like to serve on external review teams. An External Review is a service provided for interested schools to help enhance organizational performance.

SoACE is proud to offer a curriculum-based training for members who wish to be a part of an External Review Team. Trainings will be offered a few times per year and any potential reviewer only needs to participate in one training session (where all training modules are completed) to be placed in the database of professionals that may be asked to serve on an external review team. 

The training will cover the following topics:

  • Before and After the Review
  • Review of Process
  • Conducting the External Review
  • Writing the Report
  • Case Studies

The lead reviewer will always be a director of a career center. The minimum qualifications (for both lead and team members) to attend the training are:

  • 10 years of experience in the profession (career and/or HR)
  • Supervisor support desirable but not required
  • Supervisory experience desirable but not required

The training will be held on Monday, November 15th from 2pm-5pm and is on a first-come-first-served basis. To express your interest, please complete the following survey by 5pm on Wednesday, November 3rd - https://forms.gle/x7XmkJ73h8yNYyCs9

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Dr. Emmanuela Stanislaus, Florida Atlantic University, SoACE Chair - Consulting Services Committee, [email protected] or Frank Oprandy, Auburn University, SoACE Assistant Chair - Consulting Services Committee, [email protected].

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.


Annual Sponsor Program & 2021 Conference Exhibit Hall - Registration Open!

SoACE is proud to offer annual sponsorship & exhibit packages for any organization’s budget, with maximum year-long exposure and customizable options, allowing you to select the best add-ons to meet your organization’s goals. The Southern Association of Colleges and Employers continues to grow and expand in membership engagement and educational programming. We hope you will consider partnering with SoACE to develop authentic connections between employers and career service professionals in the southern region.

Learn more about 2021 Exhibit Hall or Annual Sponsor Packages.

Annual Sponsorship Program & Conference Exhibit Registration



2021 Conference Exhibitors


Annual Sponsors

Diamond Sponsors ($10,000)


Gold Sponsors ($7,500)


 Silver Sponsors ($5,000)

Bronze Sponsors ($1,000)


Friends of SoACE ($500)