Membership Renewal NOW OPEN!

Megan Waldeck, Florida Association of Colleges and Employers

The FloridaACE membership renewal period is now open for 2015! Current members can renew their membership by logging on to their FCPA account (, powered by MemberClicks (2014 memberships expire January 1, 2015). In addition to membership management, MemberClicks also offers features such as exclusive members-only content, discussion boards, email final3listservs and a social networking platform to enhance your membership experience.

FloridaACE provides professional networking with Florida-wide visibility, enhances professional development through leadership opportunities, delivers updates on Florida workforce initiatives and trends, and promotes recruitment resources and strategies. Some other advantages include: Continue reading

FloridaACE 2015 Call for Programs

Emmanuela Stanislaus, Professional Development Chair, Florida Association of Colleges and Employers

Presentation-Second-EditionWe are excited to announce that we are now accepting program submissions for the 2015 conference.  Next year, we will be celebrating FloridaACE’s 50th anniversary and our theme is “Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Charting the Future”.  We are looking forward to you sharing your best practices and bright ideas at the conference.

Did you have any new successful programs, partnerships, models or outreach efforts?

  • Have you done any research on trends in recruiting or career services?
  • Any advice on how to successfully manage students or staff?
  • Do you have suggestions for new technology to use or ways to improve your visibility on social media networks?

To submit a program proposal, please click here.   The submission form is through Memberclicks.  You can log in to your Memberclicks account to submit a proposal or you can submit it without logging in by clicking the “Continue” button under the “Non-Members” section.

The deadline for program proposals is March 2, 2015.

As a reminder, the top rated program from the 2015 annual conference will have to opportunity to present their program in a webinar in the fall of 2015, AND the lead presenter will receive FREE conference registration for the 2016 FloridaACE Conference.

We look forward to seeing you in St. Augustine in June!

5 Ways Continuous Learning Will Change Your Career

Val Matta, Vice President of Business Development at CareerShift

Regardless of the type of profession you’re in, the technology, tools, and strategies you use in the workplace are constantly evolving.

Because of these rapid changes, employers desire candidates with a competitive edge. They expect candidates to be up-to-date with their skills, knowledgeable in the latest industry trends, and adaptable to any situation.

So you’re probably wondering, how does one gain this competitive advantage? Continue reading

2015 Conference Announcement!

Adam DeRosa, Vice President of the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers

Picture it…the United States of America…1965.  Mary Poppins and the Sound of Music were breaking box office records.  The Beatles performed at Shea Stadium.  The Monkees were a television phenomenon.  The Gateway Arch in St. Louis was completed.  Gas was 31 cents a gallon and a loaf of bread cost you 21 cents.  Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Rock, and Bjork were born and Nat King Cole, T.S. Eliot, and Winston Churchill passed away.  The LA Dodges won the World Series and the Boston Celtics were the NBA champions.

Also, FCPA (now known as the Florida Association of Colleges and Employers) was conceived in April 1965 during a meeting of career services directors at the University of South Florida.  In June 2015, Florida ACE will be celebrating its 50th anniversary during the annual conference in Saint Augustine.  Details are still coming together, but I am thrilled to make a few announcements.

The conference will be taking place June 17th-19th at the Renaissance World Golf Village and Resort.  You can now make your hotel reservation through this site:

You can also access the 2015 Conference Schedule here!

I am also very excited to announce this year’s conference theme.  In 2015, Florida ACE will be “Honoring the Past, Treasuring the Present, Charting the Future”.  If you are interested in volunteering, please feel free to email me at  Look for new conference updates soon.