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NCACE brings together the very best in resources, including career fairs and other networking opportunities. For your annual dues you get:

1. Campus Connections

  • Access on-campus recruiting facilities and resources
  • Reach Career Centers
  • Reach Faculty and Departments
  • Reach Students

2. Employer Connections

  • Reach hiring managers
  • Learn about hiring outlook and trends
  • Learn about job openings and information for job postings

3. Networking

  • Help, advice, and support from peers and colleagues
  • Centralized access to members’ websites and up-to-date contact info
  • Member directory
  • Career information / job postings in the fields of college recruiting & career services

4. Professional Development

  • Training and development, some that qualify for continuing education credits
  • Self improvement
  • Leadership development
  • Member recognition
  • Research opportunities
  • Presenting and publishing opportunities

5. Recruiting and Placement Practices

  • Standards, policies, and procedures
  • Legal issues
  • Best practices
  • Ethical practices
  • Strategies and models
  • Resources and technology (ie: Product Evaluation)

6. Organizational Development

  • Consulting
  • Staff training

7. NCACE Features

  • Conference
  • Member directory
  • Website
  • Social media presence (Twitter & LinkedIn)
  • Job fair calendar
  • Special events
    • Employer visits/tours
    • Drive-in workshops

“NCACE gives employers the opportunity to establish a working relationship with each member college. I remember after the first conference I attended, that when I went to the colleges, I had a friendly face to greet me and help me make positive contacts on campus. This made my job easier, and when I invited the top candidates to our corporate headquarters, my bosses were impressed” -Mike Bailey, Southern Bank

Membership Eligibility and Types

NCACE membership is open to those individuals who are actively engaged in the employment function in North Carolina in regionally accredited, postsecondary educational institutions. Those individuals actively engaged in and/or those who have overall responsibility for recruitment, selection, and employment within their own organizations through the above organizations are eligible for membership. There are four membership types:

  • Regular Member: Individuals who meet the eligibility requirements (outlined above) and who are currently employed in human resources or career services.
  • Retired Member: Regular members in good standing who retire and desire to retain membership are eligible.
  • Student Member: Those pursuing careers in either career services or human resources/ staffing are invited to join NCACE.
  • Honorary Lifetime Member: Lifetime membership can be given to individuals who are no longer eligible for regular membership and who have made a notable contribution in the field of career services/recruitment/selection/employment and to the Association.

Section 2: Affiliate Membership.

Affiliate membership may be granted to organizations that provide a service or product to career services and/or college relations/human resources staffing functions. The mission and purpose of these organizations must be complementary and supportive of the mission and purposes of NCACE, as determined by the Membership Committee, consisting of Membership Chair, President Elect, President and Past President. Affiliate membership may include organizations such as: publishers of career materials, technology organizations that provide supporting software and system platforms that directly relate to the operational functions of college recruitment or college and university career services, advertising firms, media organizations, consultants in college recruiting for an institutional employer/college member, college/university faculty, and supervising managers for a regular college/university or employer member. Affiliate members may attend conferences and workshops, and may serve on committees. However, Affiliate members may not vote or hold positions on the Executive Board.  If a violation of solicitation is presented to the Membership Committee, it is up for review by the committee and could result in immediate removal from NCACE.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]