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Quarterly Newsletter | August 2018

Welcome Message from President

 Greetings from the 2018-19 leadership team!
I am extremely excited about the new year as we collectively work together to ensure that our organization continues to provide valuable resources to employer partners and students. Our transition team has already begun reviewing our best practices and lessons learned from last year to establish innovative goals. 

According to NACE, even though the 2018 hiring outlook was down 85.7% of employers still plan to recruit on college campuses this fall for full-time and intern/co-op opportunities. This is good news for the GACE community as we focus on providing quality programming that meets the needs of our partners. As in most teams, we will not be able to do this alone; we will need each GACE champion to assist in a grassroots effort to recruit and maintain valuable members.
Our strategic plan for the year:

1. Increase GACE employer partners by 40 members to recruit innovative leaders that will help carve the conversation regarding the future needs within the state of GA and beyond.

2. Increase GACE member institutions by 10% to represent 75% of Georgia's colleges and universities. Intentional outreach provides an opportunity to identify strategies for programming and recruitment in real time.

3. Create intentional programming to recruit employers and institutions in the southern part of the state (Henry, Bibb, Lowndes counties). Meaningful collaborations
provide an opportunity to expand our offerings in unique ways.
According to Kathryn Jordan in her article, The Relationship of Service Learning and College Student Development (1994), service learning increases appreciation for diversity, skill development, and awareness of self and civic engagement. Therefore, this year the experiential learning team will have a special focus on incorporating community engagement and service learning programming as they relate to students' readiness to enter for the workforce.

As you can see, there is plenty of work to maintain so we encourage you to join us in the quest by volunteering in any capacity. Get connected! We look forward to seeing you in December as GACE will have the opportunity to serve as host at this year’sSOACE conference in Atlanta! Never let it rest until your good becomes your better and
your better becomes your best!
Dr. Tonya Y. Moore, Gordon State College
2018-2019 GACE President

One Team, One Goal, One Mission
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GACE Conference 2019 subcommittee. 
NACE RLI Award- $1,500+ value
GACE awards one NACE Recruiter Leadership Institue registration annually. NACE RLI is a deep dive training and networking opportunity for talent acquisition professionals.

Applications Open

GACE Award Covers:
  • Registration fee ($1,200)
  • $199/night hotel
Deadline: September 18
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Columbus State University 
Career Development Specialist
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Dalton State College
Assistant Director of Career and Professional Development
Kennesaw State University
Career and Internship Advisor
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Employer Outreach Coordinator​
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Looking to take your GACE membership to the next level and get involved on a committee? We are always looking for more leaders and volunteers.

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Recruiting Events at Member Schools

Kennesaw State University Accounting & Finance Job & Internship Fair Sept. 5
Clayton State University Internship Non-Profit Job Fair Sept. 13
Kennesaw State University Fall Two-Day STEM Job, Internship, & Co-op Fair Sept. 19-20
Kennesaw State University Healthcare Industry Exploration Day Sept. 25
Mercer University (Macon) Fall Career Expo Pre-Event Networking Reception  Sept. 26
Mercer University (Macon) Fall Career Expo Sept. 27
Georgia State University All Majors Career & Internship Fair Oct. 3
Kennesaw State University Fall All-Majors Job & Internship Fair Oct. 16

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