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  • About the Association

    Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) connects more than 7,300 college career services professionals at nearly 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide, more than 3,000 university relations and recruiting professionals, and the business affiliates 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.

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    Bethlehem, PA 18017

    Mission, Goals, and Values

    NACE’s mission—to lead the community of professionals focused on the employment of the college educated by providing access to relevant knowledge, resources, insight, and relationships—is realized through its strategic goals:

    1. NACE will advance the body of knowledge pertaining to the employment of the college educated by developing and delivering timely information, resources, and professional development programs;
    2. NACE will provide opportunities for individuals and organizations to create and foster relationships for sharing ideas, benchmarking, and developing professional networks;
    3. NACE will be the leading voice and authority related to the career development, recruitment, and hiring of the college educated.
    4. As an organization, NACE will continue to evolve as a robust enterprise with the infrastructure and capabilities to 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.

    More Information

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