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VISTA Archive [Winter 2013] [2/1/13]
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Mountain Association of Colleges & Employers
16 Santa Ana Place
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Phone: (925) 935-2026
Fax: (925) 906-0922
Email: info@mpace.org

Deborah Dobbs
Executive Director


Michael Carmine
Director of Communications
Director, Marketing & Communication
Southern Utah University
351 West University Blvd.
Cedar City, UT  84720
Phone: (435) 865-8035
Email: carmine@suu.edu

President's Message

By Patty Bishop

I am always proud to share with you the many highlights of the MPACE organization. We continue to stay true to our mission: to provide leadership in responding to issues, changes, and trends affecting career services and college relations. Read more

Board of Director's Slate for 2013

Please visit the link below or the MPACE website to get acquainted with the MPACE Board of Directors that have been nominated for 2013 slate. Electronic voting will take place in March. Questions may be addressed to Margaret Paulin, Immediate Past President. Read more

The EPIC WIN: What Does it Mean to Your Organization?
What Could It Mean For MPACE?

Last week I was invited to a forum of Executive Directors put on by MY state organization, CalSAE. (The California Society of Association Executives) With only 21 execs in the room, these things are important as they get me out of my daily "weeds" to think more strategically and less logistically. Exactly the thing you love about the MPACE conferences. Read more

3i Award Update- Customize Your Path: A Career Resource Portal

Thank you. There is no more appropriate way to start this journey of communication with the MPACE membership, than by saying a great big thank you to all of the MPACE members who voted for us to take on this project! Read more

Planned Happenstance & the SIG

On Friday, February 15, I would have made my favorite career theorist, John Krumboltz proud.  I was subject of my career philosophy, planned happenstance. My mantra, “Be prepared for chance, take action and see what emerges” sometimes feels too vague an approach with anxious job seekers. Read more


Tech tips & tricks from the MPACE Technology Committee. Read more

In Memory of Don Erwin Hjelmseth

Don Erwin Hjelmseth, 78, of Missoula, died peacefully, surrounded by his wife and three children at home on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013. Read more

Winner of the College Challenge Raffle

Free registration to the MPACE 2013 Annual Conference goes to (drum roll)...Cal State Long Beach!! Congratulations!

Career Fair Calendar

Post your career fair(s) to the new career fair calendar on the MPACE website under Member Services.

Mark Your Calendar

Annual Conference | December 11-13, 2013

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MPACE Mission

To provide leadership in identifying and responding to issues, changes, and trends affecting career services and college relations.

To serve as a resource for professional training and development of members and facilitate the exchange of ideas and information.

To develop, promote, and advocate professional and ethical standards and proce­dures in career services and college relations.

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