Desalina joined NYU’s Wasserman staff in August of 2010 as a graduate assistant and now serves as a Senior Assistant Director. A self-described Excel nerd, she leads the office-wide assessment team and helps with data analysis for the part-time and full-time job/internship surveys. Prior to working at NYU, Desalina worked in career services in Chicago. She also has a background in nonprofit work and consulting. As an undergraduate student at the University of Illinois she studied Finance and Italian and recently finished her M.P.A. at NYU Wagner. In her free time, Desalina enjoys home decorating, taking frequent trips back to the Midwest, and practicing her Italian.
Certified career coach and self-proclaimed happiness activist, Rayna A. Anderson, works as a career services professional for undergraduate college students. Her services include resume writing, interview prep, job-search strategies, and effective use of social media. She got her start in career advising as a graduate assistant for Louisiana State University’s career services center, while obtaining a master’s degree in higher education and student affairs. In her free time, Rayna uses her blog, “Sucsass,” to chronicle her professional experiences and share her vibrant take on “the intersection of womanhood and the workplace.”
Dan Black is Americas director of recruiting at EY. He leads EY’s award-winning team of executive, experienced, and campus recruiters in the Amercas who collaborate with Ernst & Young LLP partners and other EY professionals to solidify the organization’s market leadership position as an employer of choice. Black, frequently tapped by the national media to provide insights into recruiting, is the 2013-14 NACE President.
Marc has been the Executive Director of the Yeshiva University Career Center since 2007. In his role, he manages a two-campus career center providing comprehensive services to undergraduate liberal arts and business students. Prior to his position at YU, Marc was an Associate Director at New York University’s Wasserman Center for Career Development, where he worked for 13 years. Currently, Marc is also an adjunct instructor at NYU in career, education, and life planning. Marc serves as Co-chair of the NACE 2013-2014 Honors and Awards Committee and served on numerous other NACE committees. He recently completed a 2-year appointment to the NACElink College Advisory Group and has been involved with the development of the NACElink career services management system from its earliest stages. Marc attended the NACE Management Leadership Institute, has presented and moderated at NACE Annual Conferences, and won a NACE Excellence Award in 2007 for Business Boot Camp for Liberal Arts Students. Marc completed his undergraduate work in Psychology at Cornell University and received a Master’s in Counseling and Personnel Services from the University of Maryland.
Kevin Grubb is a career services professional, social media consultant, and fan of making connections with fellow NACE members. He also teaches students in a course he developed called Social Networking: Creating Your Professional Identity. In addition to writing on this blog, Kevin shares his expertise with college professionals as the moderator for LinkedIn’s Career Services Professionals webinars, and as a contributing writer for the Inside Higher Ed and Vault.com. Kevin has been featured in the media, speaking about the importance of social media in a job search, and has been a speaker at conferences and campuses around the country.
Janet Long is the founder of a professional search firm specializing in the communications, marketing and human resources functions. She has recruited for and advised global Fortune 500 corporations, human capital consultancies, non-profits, and universities and trained hiring teams on best practices to attract top talent. More recently, she returned to school mid-career to earn a graduate degree in higher education counseling and student services. Through her individual career counseling practice, In Your Own Voice, Janet applies her background and “insider” recruiter’s perspective to help recent and not-so-recent graduates at all life stages to find their place in the workforce. Janet is a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner. She also coordinates career programming for her teenage son’s middle school as a parent volunteer.
Marilyn Mackes is the executive director of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a position she assumed in 1997. Mackes leads an organization of more than 3,100 employing organizations and educational institutions engaged in the career development and employment process of college students and alumni. In her extensive interactions with recruiting professionals, leaders in business and education, and the media, she addresses issues such as employment and salary trends, benchmarking and best practices, candidate expectations, and developing effective recruiting strategies.
As a leader and consultant in the corporate college relations and recruiting field, Mackes has worked with various professional, corporate, educational, and government organizations in the United States and abroad. She regularly conducts media interviews regarding the college employment market and has appeared on ABC Nightly News, CNN Headline News, MSNBC, CBS, and The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
Lakeisha Moore Mathews is the Director of the Career and Professional Development Center at the University of Baltimore. She also has her own coaching practice – Right Resumes & Career Coaching LLC. Mrs. Mathews served at the president of the Maryland Career Development Association in 2011 – 2012 and currently serves as co-chair of the membership committee for the Eastern Association of Colleges and Employers. She was awarded the MCDA President’s Award in 2010 and completed the NCDA Leadership Academy Class of 2011 – 2012. Lakeisha is a certified career coach, resume writer, career development facilitator and certified to administer the MBTI.
Chaim Shapiro is a freelance writer, public speaker and career services LinkedIn leader. He earned a master’s degree in college student personnel from Loyola University, Chicago, and also studied in the Institutional Leadership and Policy Studies Ph.D. program at the University of California, Riverside Graduate School of Education. Chaim is a co-chair of the 2013-2014 NACE Principles for Professional Practice Committee and successfully completed the 2012-2013 Leadership Advancement Program. He has more than 15 years of experience working in organizational administration with more than 10 years experience working with college students.
Maria Tomaino coordinates the events, fairs, and networking nights for the Toppel Career Center at the University of Miami. In addition, she leads the advertising, branding and social media efforts. Previously she worked as a career counselor at Barry University and as assistant director at Florida International University. Maria received her B.A. in psychology, minoring in theater arts from University at Buffalo and master’s degree in counselor education from Syracuse University. In her spare time, Maria performs and teaches comedy improvisation.
As a communications professional with fluency across a diverse range of social media and marketing platforms from Twitter to WordPress, Heather Trannen loves to build lines of communication in the grey area where the education and corporate sectors overlap. She leads NYU Wasserman Center’s external marketing and campus-wide communications initiatives and cultivates strategic relationships with corporate partners. I collaborate with other directors to develop actionable messaging and delegate creation and implementation of results-driven, cross-platform campaigns. During my tenure, the Wasserman Center continues to experience unprecedented response rates and increased ROI. Externally, I partner with NYU alumni and other professionals to create win-win relationships that increase opportunities for NYU students and to raise brand awareness across NYU’s global sites.
Sue Keever Watts is a global university relations and internal communications consultant with a passion for building a bridge between employers, employees and candidates. Ms. Watts specializes in university recruiting and relations, employee communications, employee engagement, change management, program development and large-scale project management. Experienced developing and delivering large-scale solutions for diverse organizations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula.
Pamela Weinberg is a career coach and personal branding strategist, working with a multitude of populations ranging from students and alumni, professional organizations and corporations, and women in transition. Pamela provides a wide range of services for clients including: resume and LinkedIn profile development, social media training, interview preparation, and job search techniques. She has developed a niche in personal branding and frequently presents on the topic to colleges, universities, corporations, professional organizations, and non-profits. Her presentations include tips on developing a personal mission statement, doing your own personal public relations, and using social media for branding. A frequent speaker on college campuses, I run workshops and webinars for students and alumni at universities such as New York University, Columbia University, Johns Hopkins University, The Ohio State University and more. Popular presentation topics include: “Personal Branding for Job Search” and “Redefining your Professional Identity after Raising a Family”. She is an adjunct instructor of Career Management at New York University-SCPS and teaches classes geared toward career changers and women returning to the workplace after a career break.
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