Career Services. Cooperative Education. Employers.
Working Together.

Not a member? Here’s why you should be:

  • Networking opportunities between college and employer members
  • Productive professional development workshops and annual conferences
  • Keep current on issues impacting career services, co-op, experiential education and recruitment
  • One stop shop to publicize career and recruiting events to members state-wide
  • Access to the online membership directory


Our mission and purpose.

The purpose of this organization is to bring together students, educators, and employers with an interest in:

  1. The formal integration of a student’s academic study with work experience
  2. The student’s ultimate career employment.

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Benefits of Membership.

  • KACE provides members with resources they need to perform their jobs more efficiently.
  • Employer and college/university members enjoy networking opportunities and productive professional development workshops and annual conferences.
  • Employers benefit from improved recruitment and branding efforts through relationships with college professionals.
  • Gain access to the online membership directory and email to all members.
  • Publicize career and recruiting events to members state-wide.
  • Receive the electronic newsletter to keep informed of KACE news and initiatives.

Welcome to KACE

The Kentucky Association of Colleges and Employers is an association of Kentucky colleges and universities, state and technical institutes and employers of students and graduates.

KACE can help you improve networking opportunities with colleges, universities and employer professionals and stay up-to-date on best practices through the organization’s professional development.
Click here to join us today.

Recent Posts

Chad Cantrell
Chad Cantrell
Jul 28, 2015

Coop Director/Career Counselor Opening in UK College of Engineering

Student Affairs Officer III

The posting is not exclusively for a coop coordinator, but will also do general career counseling for Freshmen-Graduate Students, and organize events, from Career fair, to Resumania and employer information sessions.

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Chad Cantrell
Chad Cantrell
Jul 23, 2015

New career development job openings in KY

KACE just learned of two job openings related to the field of career development in Kentucky. Please pass this along to anyone who might be interested!

Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Career Development Counselor

Click here to learn more and apply.

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Lana Kunkel
Lana Kunkel
Jun 10, 2015

Internship Coordinator opening at Western Kentucky University

WKU’s Center for Career and Professional Development invites interested candidates to apply to our newly created Internship Coordinator position.  Learn more and apply at the following website.

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James Atkinson
James Atkinson
Jun 8, 2015

Director of Career Development Opening – Bellarmine University

Director, Career Development Center

Staff Positions

Student Affairs

Louisville, KY

May 26, ’15

Full-time Exempt

About Bellarmine University:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic tradition and a bold vision for the future.

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Recent Comments

  • Chad Cantrell on 2015 KACE Spring Drive-In
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Member Testimonials

"This presentation was excellent. I imagine that it was incredibly valuable for our employer partners, but even university members like myself should have been able to take something away from it. I really appreciated Dr. Shuck’s primary research, case studies, and emphasis on the statistical significance of his findings."

"This is such an important topic of today – to help baby boomers understand how and where Millennials come from. Being a Millennial myself, I seek to understand my peers and what their upbringings look like. I would only hope the generations before could learn how to do the same. Having seminars and presentations about this topic will allow for that. Plus, I wasn’t sure how Millennials were classified, but now I know!"

"This was extremely enjoyable and frankly, much stronger than I anticipated. I very much enjoyed it."

"The topics are always current and discuss newest trends. Topics relate to both HR and Career Services/Co-op."

"Enjoy the overnight aspect of the fall conference to really get an opportunity to know other KACE members."

"The opportunity to priceless. I enjoy learning about trends with students and how best to reach them."

"I have really liked the employer panels at the past two Spring Drive-Ins."

"The sharing of ideas and the face-to-face interaction provide professional encouragement and energy!"