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Professional Associations

Career Services belongs to the following professional associations:

NACE - National Association of Colleges and Employers

Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) connects more than 8,100 college career services professionals at nearly 2,000 colleges and universities nationwide, more than 3,100 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.

SoACE - Southern Association of Colleges and Employers
The Southern Association of Colleges and Employers (SoACE) is an organization of human resources, college relations and career service professionals. Our mission is to promote partnerships between career services professionals and employers by providing innovative resources, professional development and networking opportunities to facilitate the career development and employment of students and alumni. Stretching from Virginia and the Carolinas to Texas and New Mexico, SoACE will encompass many of our nation’s strongest universities, fastest growing economies, and diverse populations.

CEIAINC - Cooperative Education & Internship Association
CEIA remains the leader in providing professional development and resources to practitioners in the fields of cooperative education and internship program management. The original mission of the organization as envisioned by its founders in 1963 is carried out through an expanding number of training activities, an annual national conference, and support and encouragement for on-going research and publications.

TxCEIA - Texas Cooperative Education & Internship Association, Inc.
The mission and stated goals of this organization is to broaden understanding of the value of cooperative education and internships; strengthen the functioning of cooperative education and internships through active the interchange of ideas and experiences among educators, employers, and students; and provide a source of information about cooperative education for the employment community, staff and faculty of higher education institutions, and organizations/personnel that may benefit from the philosophy and practice of cooperative education and internships.

NSEA - National Student Employment Association
The National Student Employment Association is an organization of several hundred professionals involved with programs for college students who work. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in administering student employment or hiring students. NSEA supports and promotes student employment through research, publications, professional development opportunities, and the open exchange of information.

SASEA - Southern Association of Student Employment Administrator
There are many challenges facing the workforce today: downsizing, the increasing importance of student employees, legal issues, reauthorization, the America Reads and Math Counts programs, community service, changes in technology, funding fluctuations and job trends. Meeting these challenges requires creativity, innovation and the ability to look beyond “the way it’s always been done.” The members of SASEA successfully master these charges everyday and are ready and willing to share their knowledge and expertise with you. Join the network and find out how to improve services to students and employers, learn and grow professionally, and take your programs to new heights!

NCDA - National Career Development Association
The National Career Development Association (NCDA) is a division of the American Counseling Association (ACA). The mission of NCDA is to promote the career development of all people over the life span. To achieve this mission, NCDA provides service to the public and professionals involved with or interested in career development, including professional development activities, publications, research, public information, professional standards, advocacy, and recognition for achievement and service.

SAHRMA - San Antonio Human Resources Management Association
The San Antonio Human Resource Management Association (SAHRMA) is a non-profit professional organization comprised of more than 800 members dedicated to the advancement of human resource management.   SAHRMA's mission is to provide for the interchange of ideas, experience, and methods concerning the relationships between management and employees, and to promote professional ethics and acquaintance among those involved in professional Human Resource Management.

AHRMA - Austin Human Resources Management Association
The Austin Human Resource Management Association (AHRMA) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of the human resource management profession. AHRMA is the local affiliate of the national Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the leading voice of the human resource management profession. AHRMA is one of Texas' largest and most dynamic SHRM-affiliated chapters, having received several awards, including SHRM's Superior Merit Award for outstanding chapter achievement. Established in 1950, the Association's membership now reaches almost 800 individuals throughout the Greater Austin Metropolitan Area.

SACUCCA - San Antonio Area Colleges and Universities Career Centers Assoc.
The Mission of SACUCCA is to enhance career center services and employment opportunities for students and alumni, to provide professional development opportunities in career counseling and placement, and to promote cooperation among career services offices and employers.

CTLACC - Central Texas Liberal Arts Career Consortium
CTLACC comprises around 20 university career center member offices in the greater Central Texas area. This grass-roots collection of colleagues meets together quarterly for professional development, including benchmarking, expert guest speakers and employer site visits, taking turns to host the meetings and fund lunch. The focus of the group has historically been liberal arts students, though much of the content of our meetings can also apply to other students as well. For more information, please contact CTLACC's chair, Alexandra Anderson, Associate Director of Career Services, Southwestern University,