HISTORY & MEMBERSHIP TYPES DEFINED
MPACE was formed in the 2005 merger of the Western Assn. of Colleges & Employers and the Rocky Mountain Assn. of Colleges & Employers. Those two organizations have each been serving the career services and college relations community for over 50 years with members at universities and colleges throughout the western states as well as the employers who recruit on those campuses for college graduates. Our membership is currently 675 members: 2/3rds college career center professionals and 1/3 employer members who recruit for entry-level, educated talent on western college campuses. MPACE is a 501(c) 6 federally designated non-profit corporation. The membership year is July 1 - June 30 of any given year. Regular membership is for those who work in college career centers or those that hire students on campuses. Affiliate membership is available for those who provide goods or services to the campus recruiting profession. Membership in MPACE is by organization, held in individual names, priced at $150 per person. The membership remains with the organization, only transferable to another person within the same organization during a given membership year. MPACE member organizations get as many "member rates" to conference and regional events as they have active Regular members - the names do not need to match.
The geographic membership area of MPACE is divided into 5 regions facilitating networking opportunities for professionals involved with talent acquisition on western college campuses. Pacific South (Southern California, Hawaii, Guam), Pacific Central (Central and Northern California), Pacific North (Oregon, Washington, Alaska), Mountain North (Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Utah), & Mountain South (Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico). Approximately 10% of our membership comes from outside our geographic area. A Regional Rep from each region sits on the MPACE Board of Directors and hosts workshops, open houses, roundtable discussions and other events during the year. Members are notified of these professional development events through direct email and through our website's calendar of events.
MPACE holds an annual conference for the on-campus college recruiting community each year at the beginning of December. This year's conference will be in Seattle at the Sheraton, December 6-8, 2017. The location rotates between the 5 regions of the organization. Attendance ranges from 400 to 500 people, with traditionally 2/3rds of the attendees coming from college and university career centers and the remaining 1/3rd from employers who recruit on those western college campuses. We have exhibit opportunities during the conference. Members are encouraged to submit workshop ideas that they would present during a conference.
COMMUNICATION & NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES FOR MPACE MEMBERS
A members-only LinkedIn group, Twitter group and Facebook group, are open to members and non-members. We are always looking for webinar topics and other ways to provide low-cost professional development opportunities to our membership. The website mpace.org is continually being updated with information on the on-campus college recruiting profession, MPACE events & the Annual Conference.
INTERACTIVE CALENDAR AND POSTING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAREER FAIR DATES
The MPACE Calendar of Events on the website provides an easy resource for members to check events in their area. We also encourage members to send us the dates of their Career Fairs as our employer members plan their travel schedules around this calendar as a one-stop-resource. A separate calendar exists for western on-campus career fair dates, sent in by our membership for posting making easy schedule planning for employers recruiting on campus.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
MPACE offers annual scholarships to the NACE MLI & RLI as well as a Future Leaders Scholarship. We also have a robust awards program honoring both seasoned volunteer efforts on behalf of MPACE as well as newly involved members in the organization.
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