State-Of-The-Art National Web-Based System, NACElink Represents The Next Generation of Online College Recruiting

Indianapolis, IN, January 14, 2003 – DirectEmployers Association and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) today announced the public release of NACElink, the eagerly awaited, integrated, web-based, national college recruiting system linking colleges, students and employers. After extensive testing, the system is now available at to all employers.
Developed by leading college career center directors and corporate human resource professionals through the recently announced alliance between NACE and DirectEmployers Association, NACElink has been specially designed to meet the needs of the constituency of these two non-profit organizations.
“NACElink is the result of members from both organizations coming forward to articulate their specific needs,” says Marilyn Mackes, NACE executive director. “One of the many appealing aspects of this groundbreaking new system is that it offers college career centers a wide range of customization options to ensure that the site becomes part of the center’s individual identity.”
“Members of both NACE and DirectEmployers Association have been instrumental in the development of NACElink and will continue to drive its development based on their needs,” said Bill Warren, executive director of DirectEmployers Association. “Privacy of student data, marketing to students and alumni, and cost concerns are now controlled by employers and college career centers working together.”
Twenty-seven schools participated in the development and testing of NACElink: Yale University, University of California Los Angeles, University of California San Diego, Purdue University, University of Arizona, University of Nebraska Lincoln, University of Oregon, Rensselaer Polytechnic University, Georgetown University, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of California Berkeley, Arizona State University, Boston University, Florida State University, New York University, Pennsylvania State University, Rice University, Stanford University, George Washington University, University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Florida, University of Maryland College Park, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Virginia.
NACElink which includes job postings, a resume database, and tools for career services administration and interview-scheduling, is available on the NACElink web site (, through DirectEmployers Association’s Internet employment search engine ( and through each participating college career center web site.
“NACElink is uniquely designed to complement our on-campus recruiting efforts,” says Ted Glatt, manager of university relations and talent sourcing for Lockheed Martin Corporation. “It has an easy-to-use and efficient job posting feature to communicate all types of employment opportunities.”
“Through NACElink, schools can connect their constituents in powerful and positive ways,” says Shirley Marciniak, associate director of employer relations at Purdue University. “Because its job-posting, resume data base, and interview-scheduling components are integrated in one data base, the system makes it easier for students and employers to interact. This means fewer missed opportunities for students and more exposure for employers.”
DirectEmployers Association’s member companies include an impressive group of industry leaders such as Abbott Laboratories (NYSE: ABT), Accenture (NYSE: ACN), Allegis Group, Alltel Corporation (NYSE: AT), Analysts International (Nasdaq: ANLY), AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN), Bank One (NYSE: ONE), BAE Systems (BAESF.PK), Bausch & Lomb (NYSE: BOL), Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX), Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Cingular Wireless, Eastman Kodak (NYSE: EK), GE (NYSE: GE), Getronics, Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HPQ), Hall Kinion (Nasdaq: HAKI), H&R Block (NYSE: HRB), IBM (NYSE: IBM), John Deere (NYSE: DE), Kindred Healthcare (Nasdaq: KIND), Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), Merck (NYSE: MRK), Motorola (NYSE: MOT), Mutual of Omaha (NYSE: MUO), Nestle USA, Inc. (OTC: NSRGY), Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC), Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon (NYSE: RTN), SAP America, Inc. (NYSE: SAP), Schering-Plough (NYSE: SGP), Somerset Medical Center, Southern Company (NYSE: SO), Sprint (NYSE: FON), Sun Microsystems (Nasdaq: SUNW), Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS), Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Volt Information Sciences, Inc. (NYSE: VOL), and Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX).
About NACE:
Established in 1956, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) is a nonprofit association that links college career services professionals and employers of new college graduates. Its membership includes more than 1,800 colleges and universities and more than 1,800 employer organizations nationwide.
NACE is the leading source of information about the employment of college graduates: Throughout the year, the association surveys on data relevant to the employment of new college graduates and publishes related reports, including a quarterly report on starting salary offers and periodic forecasts for the college job market. In addition, NACE publishes a wide variety of professional resources to assist its members in their roles and is the publisher of the Job Choices magazine series, the premier recruitment publication for the college market.
NACE maintains a virtual press room for the media at
About DirectEmployers Association:
DirectEmployers Association is a nonprofit organization formed by human resource executives from leading U.S. corporations to meet the latest challenges in corporate recruiting. The Association created and maintains, the Internet’s only cooperative, employer-owned search engine dedicated exclusively to employment.
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