It’s time to announce our Opening Keynote Speakers!

The Programs Committee is beyond excited to announce our conference keynote speakers! 

Our first opening keynote speaker will be Trudy Steinfield. Trudy is considered a thought leader in the field of Career Services and we are looking forward to hearing her view on future trends.  Here is a little about Trudy to get you excited.

Trudy (2)Trudy Steinfeld is currently the Assistant Vice-President and Executive Director of the New York University Wasserman Center for Career Development and oversees over 50 full-time and 25 part-time staff. Ms. Steinfeld has an extensive background in the field of career development, experiential education and recruiting and was selected to facilitate the training of external review consultants by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Trudy was inducted into the NACE Academy of Fellows in 2015 and has co-chaired the Professional Employer Development Action Committee for NACE that development live and web based content for the recruiting community.  Trudy is currently a contributor to Forbes.com and writes a column entitled Career Warrior. She has served as a consultant to numerous colleges and universities, non-profits, and corporate recruiting organizations both within the United States and abroad.  She recently co-edited and contributed numerous essays to the new book Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field.  In addition, Ms. Steinfeld has been a presenter and keynote speaker at over 150 national meetings and conferences including the 2015 NACE and NASPA national meetings, the 2014 SHRM New York program, the annual NACE Management Leadership Institute, WACE 2013 Global Meeting, NACE Social Media Mashups, Career Services Institute (CSI), Universum,  and Women for Hire.  She continues to chair and serve on several key committees, taskforces and major conferences for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), as well as having advised on several national conferences including the NACE Global Recruiting Symposium.  In addition, Trudy has been a recipient of both NASPA and NACE Excellence awards.

Trudy earned her Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Education from Ramapo College and holds a Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University. She has also completed extensive course work in Counseling Psychology from the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.

Tune in next week for the exciting announcement of our 2nd keynote!

Be sure to connect with Ms. Steinfeld on Twitter or LinkedIn.  Stay tuned for an announcement about our closing speaker.