• Don’t Miss the Deadline

    The deadline for proposals for #NACE19 is 5 p.m. (ET), Friday, September 28. Join your colleagues in offering best practices and expertise on cutting-edge topics. Submit your proposal today.
  • Your Input on Products and Services

    Just a reminder about asking for input on products and services: Recently, we’ve had several threads asking for members’ opinions on specific commercial products and services. Please remember that you should provide your input privately and not discuss specific commercial products and services with the community as a whole. (Also, you should contact people directly with product and service information ONLY in response to a request for information; please do not provide unsolicited advice or information.)

    If you see a request for information about a specific product, service, or vendor, you can easily contact the member asking the question. Click on the name under the member’s picture at the left side of the message. You’ll go to that person’s profile. There, you will click on the orange box with the three white dots in it to send a message.
  • How to Become a NACE Blogger

    Do you have a story to tell? Can you offer a personal perspective on handling students who don’t show up for appointments? How did you set up a successful internship program? Do you have a best practice to share about advising nontraditional students, veterans, or students with a disability? What’s important to you about a diverse corporate culture? How do you help a liberal arts graduate find a job in a STEM environment? Are career fairs worth your time?

    Share your experience and point of view as a NACE blog team member.

    NACE bloggers write about topics and trends that are important to career services and recruiting professionals, covering everything from “your application doesn’t go into a black hole” to “programming and resources for LGBT students” and “how to counsel a student that it’s ok to turn down a job offer.” (Please note: Blogs cannot be promotional in nature and should not focus on a specific commerical product/service. In addition, NACE does not consider blogs that have been published elsewhere.)

    Blogs that are written based on an experience or anecdote tend to be the most engaging and well read. Tips and how-to blogs are welcome. Read some of the NACE blogs to get a feel for the wide variety of topics and writing styles.

    Blogs average 500 to 1,500 words. Many bloggers contribute a blog once every two months, but frequency is flexible. (Please note: You must be a NACE member to write for the NACE Blog. In addition, we ask that you complete your NACE Community profile, including a short bio and your picture, to introduce yourself to your readers, who will be able to connect and network with you by clicking on your blog’s byline.)

    Bloggers submit their blogs by e-mail to Claudia Allen [] and are notified when a publication date is set. When they are published, blogs are tweeted on the NACEOrg Twitter page, and a link to the blog is added to the NACE Facebook page.

    Now is a great time to join the NACE blog team and share your experience through a personal/professional story.

    If you’re interested in blogging, please contact Claudia Allen at
  • Join the Career Studio Experts on Their Next Conference Call

    Don't miss Kelly Dorner's blog about Career Studio! She highlights tips and lessons from the first two conference calls and invites anyone interested to join the next call on Tuesday, July 24.
  • Have You Completed Your Community Profile?

    Now is the perfect time to complete your profile in the NACE Community! Tell NACE members who you are and where you are located, and offer a biographical background.

    Here’s how:

    At the top right corner of the community home page, you’ll see your picture (if you’ve added a photo) or a blank image (you can add a photo/picture through your profile) and a down arrow. Click on the arrow and choose “Profile.”

    Your name will be displayed across the top of the profile page. Your title will appear under your name. Information from the NACE directory will populate a portion of the area under “Contact Details” in the left-hand side of the page.

    Use the “Actions” button on the left side of the page to add or update your picture.

    Use the other “Add” buttons to note your education and job history. You also can add your bio and your social media links.

    Click on “My Connections” and you can request contact with other NACE members.

    Start networking today within the NACE Community.
  • Rethinking Information Sessions Conference Call

    This informal discussion, led by Robin Marks, will be held on MAY 21ST at 1 p.m. EST. 

    NACE has provided a line and dial-in instructions:  605/472-5458, access: 506265.
  • Find Samples in the Library

    Don’t reinvent the wheel: Tap into the collective wisdom of your fellow members, many of whom have shared their resources through the NACE Community Library.

    Library resources are organized in folders that are classified by topic.

     If you would like to share your resources and add a document to the library, you can choose a folder for your information. After you’ve uploaded your document, you’ll be asked which folder the information should be included in. Choose the appropriate folder from the drop-down list. (Not sure? Leave your document in the NACE Community folder; we’ll classify it for you.)
  • Your Input Needed – Affinity Groups

    Please help us identify affinity groups for networking events at NACE18. These groups are built around personal and professional identity, and we’re hoping to offer 10 to 15 groups.

    Use our online polls to tell us which group(s) you’re interested in networking with:

    Career Services 

    University Relations and Recruiting

    Polls close March 26.
  • Don't Miss the Best of the NACE Blog

    The NACE Blog—and our bloggers—are taking a short break over the holidays. We’re rerunning some of our favorite blogs over the next two weeks—blogs that have garnered a lot of attention, are perfect for the season, or are just fun.

    If you want to read ahead, here are the blogs we’ll be tweeting:

    The Sum of Our Experiences: The Value of Hiring Military Spouses

    The Dreaded LinkedIn Summary   

    When a Student Reneges on a Job Offer: An Employer’s Perspective 

    Are Career Fairs Still Worth It?   

    Supporting First-Generation College Students   

    Building Burritos   

    Your Application Does Not Go Into a Black Hole   

    Getting Ready for the Spring Job Market   

    Educating Students About Professional Dress  

    Continuing the Conversation about Inclusive Professional Dress Expectations 

    STEM Recruiting: The Employer’s View  

    Competencies Are the Rosetta Stone for Recruiters, Students  

    Hybrid Career Fair  

    Building the Stairway to Internship Success  

    5 Tips for the First Day of Your Internship 

    That's Why I Gave My 4-Year-Old Son an Internship  

    The Art of Delivering Career Counseling/Advising Virtually 

    Come back in January for new blogs written by your NACE member colleagues. They will include: "How I Missed Out on an HBCU," "Things to Consider Before Moving to Hollywood," and "3 Things I Wish I Had Known as a Career Counselor."

    If you're a NACE member and would like to join the blog team, e-mail me, Claudia Allen, at