The NACE Blog Is Ready for Takeoff; Career Services and College Recruiters – Join Us!

kevin grubbA Blog by NACE Ambassador, Kevin Grubb.
Assistant Director at Villanova University’s Career Center.
Twitter: @kevincgrubb
Blog: “social @ edu”.

The airport runway

The runway has been cleared, bags are neatly stowed away in overheard storage areas and there’s a pack of career services and college recruiting professionals who are ready to take flight with this blog for the 2013 – 2014 year in NACE.

At the 2013 NACE conference in Orlando, I had the pleasure of writing as a featured blogger, doing my best to bring you along with me as I attended sessions and reflected on what was learned over the course of those few days.  I am happy to report that, throughout this year, I will serve as the “NACE Ambassador” as appointed by current NACE President, Dan Black (thank you, Dan), to continue that work.  As part of my duties, I will be here on this blog, writing about our profession and, at times, bringing you the inside story from NACE regarding what our committees and leadership team are doing.  My goal for this year is to help be a link between the membership and the volunteers and staff of NACE who work to move our profession forward.

In addition to my posts, there will be several other career services and college recruiting pros who will be adding their voice to this blog on a regular basis.  With specialties in assessment, social media and student marketing, I expect this group will provide valuable insight and ideas all year long.

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In the upper right-hand side of the blog homepage, click on the “Follow” button.

I invite you to join us for this year, and the best way to stay up to date with us is to “Follow” the blog to get automatic updates when a new post pops up.  If you follow NACE on Twitter, you’ll also see the posts tweeted out as new content becomes available.  I would also encourage you to join the National Association of Colleges & Employers group on LinkedIn, where updates will also be shared.

I’m looking forward to connecting with you more, NACE members, and to all of the discussions we’ll have on this blog.  What are some things you most want to read about on the NACE blog this year?

Follow Me!

Hi everyone, I’m Ashley! I am the Marketing Assistant here at the National Association of Colleges and Employers, located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. One of my main job functions is keeping you all connected to NACE by managing our social media outlets. Last year you may have seen me running around the Gaylord Texan – cell phone and video camera in hand – as I tweeted, texted, Facebooked, and digitized all of the great learning and networking opportunities attendees were taking part in. This year at the NACE 2012 Conference & Expo at Paris Las Vegas I will also be managing a new and exciting channel to keep you connected and informed – a conference blog! If you’re reading this post then you’ve already found it, good job! Remember to bookmark the address or follow along via RSS or Email (Sign up in the box on the right side of the page). As we get closer to the big event I will post announcements, reminders, countdowns, and maybe even some exclusive content for our blog readers! During the conference you can check in for up-to-the-minute news and information, including pictures, video, audio, and more!

There are so many new learning and networking opportunities at #NACE12 and I can’t wait for us all to experience them together. Whether you are a NACE conference veteran, a new attendee, speaker, sponsor, exhibitor or if you just happen to wander in off the Las Vegas strip, I know you are going to have an amazing time at the NACE 2012 Conference & Expo and I look forward to meeting you all in person!