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The SoACE Membership year runs from July 1 - June 30 of every year. We will begin accepting applications for the 2013 - 2014 membership year on April 1.


The Southern Association of Colleges and Employers is organized exclusively to create a common understanding between individuals in career services and employer college relations/human resources focused on the career development and employment of the college educated to:

  • Promote and foster relationships among the constituents
  • Serve as the voice of the profession for the southern region of the United States
  • Create and retain leaders in the profession by facilitating the exchange of knowledge and insight
  • Provide professional development and promote high professional standards
  • Identify trends, issues, challenges, opportunities in the profession

Seven Reasons to Join

  1. Become a part of a fifteen state regional network of over 700 college and university career services administrators and employer representatives
  2. Join a professional group with broad cultural and geographic diversity including a large number of Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) dedicated to promoting high professional standards
  3. Engage in professional development and networking opportunities via the annual conference, webinars, and workshops
  4. Apply for professional development and research scholarships
  5. Identify trends, issues, challenges, and opportunities within the profession
  6. Make use of consulting services using external reviewers and on-site visits to enhance your programs and services
  7. Post your job openings on the SoACE website to recruit future employees, at a reduced rate for members

Member Resources Include:

  • Newsletter

  • Annual Conference (in great cities!)

  • Job Postings

  • SoACE LinkedIn and Twitter

  • Knowledge Groups

  • Webinars

  • Professional Development Opportunities

Application Options


Member Brochure [PDF]


SoACE W-9 [PDF]


Questions? Contact the Membership Chair