Welcome to SoACE!

The Southern Association of Colleges and Employers is a 1,400+ 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!

A Message from the‘19-’20 SoACE Board of Directors

As our nation suffers through the civil unrest we’ve witnessed as a result of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery these last few weeks, we, as a Board of Directors on behalf of the Association, reaffirm our commitment to diversity and our opposition to racism, prejudice, hatred, exclusion, and bigotry. Every one of us has the power to find opportunities to acknowledge and value all human life.

The troubling acts of violence we’ve witnessed lately are indications that our country continues to suffer from racial injustice. At the most recent SoACE conference in Memphis, we were reminded during our visit to the National Civil Rights Museum that “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. ...Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly” (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail). Knowing our country’s history of systemic racism is the best way to equip us with changing things today and in the future.

Whether we have been hurt directly or indirectly, let us acknowledge our pain and work toward healing and real change in a way that is meaningful in our communities, our homes, our workplaces, and in our Association.

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.  

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.


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 2020 - 2021 membership 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.


Employers, you’re invited!

The Employer Taskforce invites you to the SoACE 2020 Conference Employer Preview Event on November 18, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:00 pm EST. Registration is free and feel free to invite your colleagues as this is an open invite to all employers, regardless of their membership status.


This informative and interactive webinar discusses the benefits of joining SoACE as an employer. For the past seven months, talent acquisition professionals and their organizations have pivoted their strategic plans to adapt their services and programs amidst a pandemic. Not only were hiring schedules disrupted, but budgets have been restructured, and engagement has moved to a virtual format. Navigating this new landscape has presented challenges for career centers, employers, and students as we have sought to make sense of this unprecedented year. Attending this webinar will allow you to take a deeper dive into the upcoming SoACE Virtual Conference, learn more about the Employer Knowledge Group, and engage in a collaborative discussion on employer relevant topics such as virtual recruiting, sourcing candidates, and diversity recruitment initiatives.

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