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  • About NACE

    Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is a professional association that connects over 9,400 college career services professionals; over 3,100 university relations and recruiting professionals; and over 300 business solution providers that serve this community.

    NACE is the leading source of information on the employment of the college educated, and forecasts hiring and trends in the job market; tracks starting salaries, recruiting and hiring practices, and student attitudes and outcomes; and identifies best practices and benchmarks.

    NACE provides its members with high-quality resources and research; networking and professional development opportunities; and standards, ethics, advocacy, and guidance on key issues.

    62 Highland Avenue
    Bethlehem, PA 18017

    Mission, Goals, and Values

    NACE’s mission is to empower the community of professionals focused on the development and employment of college-educated talent with relevant data, resources, training, insights and relationships, while serving as the collective voice for the profession.

    As the Association for those focused on the development and employment of the college-educated NACE will:

    1. Increase and retain a diversified membership and create opportunities to engage and build professional networks.
    2. Advance the body of knowledge, set standards, and cultivate professional acumen.
    3. Serve as the leading source of research, data, and content.
    4. Advocate as the leading voice for the profession and serve as the authority on related public policy.
    5. Ensure an operation that is financially sustainable with the infrastructure, technology, and staffing capabilities to drive innovation and fulfill its mission.

    Read the full strategic plan

    The association values collaboration, integrity, knowledge, and leadership. Inclusion is also a core value, and NACE recently issued a statement regarding diversity and inclusion.

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  • Inclusion is a core value for the National Association of Colleges and Employers, which fosters and supports individual and organizational diversity and inclusion to advance equity in all facets of the association.