What are the hot trends and issues in Career Development today? What are some new and interesting ways that data and technology are being incorporated into career development practice? What are the biggest challenges facing employers and career development professionals?What competencies are employers seeking that they weren’t 10 years ago? What partnerships should career services be cultivating on and off campus? What are innovative ways to connect with students in order to increase use and engagement with career services?

On this episode of Student Affairs Live, host Tony Doody talks with Lisa Hinkley, Gary Alan Miller, Trudy Steinfeld, Dan Black, and Manny Contomanolis to answer these questions and many more.

Please contribute to the conversation by emailing questions before the show to tony@higheredlive.com or by tweeting live during the show using the #higheredlive hashtag. We’ll do our best to incorporate questions from viewers (with attribution) into the live conversation.


Episode Host

Tony Doody

Tony Doody

Tony Doody has over 25 years of practical experience and oversight in senior leadership positions within the Higher Education industry in the areas of Facilities Management, New Student Orientation, Recreation, Parent and Family Programs, Leadership and Training, Marketing and Communications, Adult Learning, and Major Events and Programs. He currently serves as the Director of Student Centers at the University of Delaware. Over the last six years, Tony has presented at over thirty universities and national conferences on topics of innovation, digital leadership, technology, and unconventional leadership. He received the Diamond Honoree Award from the ACPA Foundation, the highest honor of the American College Personnel Association, recognizing transformative contributions to the field (2017) and earned NASPA's 2017 Technology Emerging Practice Award. In addition, Tony has worked over 20 years as a consultant in the areas of executive coaching, leadership development, presentation skills, risk-taking, innovation, social media, conflict resolution, and team cohesiveness. Past clients include J&J, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Vistakon, Navigant, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, United Way, Merrill Lynch, Tumi International, and Aventis Pharmaceuticals.


Dan Black

Dan Black is the Global Recruiting Leader at EY, responsible for talent acquisition and recruitment of professionals at all levels across the firm’s 5 lines of business around the world. Additionally, Dan is a past president and longtime board member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the leading US organization focused on the employment of the college educated. Prior to his current role, Dan was the EY Americas Director of Recruiting. Before joining recruiting, Dan started his more than 20-year career at EY serving as a certified public accountant and assurance services professional for financial services clients of Ernst & Young LLP. Personally, he remains active in his community and philanthropic organizations such as the March of Dimes, ranking among its top 100 US fundraisers for the past five years. He also serves as a volunteer firefighter for the Archville Fire Department and enjoys playing and coaching sports.


Trudy Steinfeld


Trudy Steinfeld (@trudygsteinfeld) is an Early Careers and Workplace Expert and most recently has been the Associate Vice-President of the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development.  Considered a thought leader in career development and college talent, she is a consultant, coach and facilitator.  Trudy is a frequent contributor to: The NY Times, Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News, NY Post, NBC, CBS, and CNN and writes the Career Warrior column for Forbes.com. She is co-editor of Leadership in Career Services and Winning the War for College Talent.  She regularly speaks at global and national conferences, is an instructor at Career Services Institute, and is a recipient of multiple awards including being inducted into the NACE Academy of Fellows. Trudy earned her Bachelor’s degree from Ramapo College and holds a Master’s degree from New York University. Trudy is passionate about guiding early and first generation college talent, social impact, coffee, her dog Norm, and the NY Mets.



Gary Alan Miller

Gary Alan Miller has worked in higher education for more than 20 year veteran of higher education and currently serves as Director of University Career services at UNC-Chapel Hill.  He previously was Executive Director of the Career Center at Hofstra University. Prior to his time at Hofstra, Gary held other positions at Georgia State University, the University of Washington, and UNC-Chapel Hill, including Assistant Director for Social Media and Innovation with University Career Services and Senior Assistant Dean with Academic Advising.

Gary has provided keynote, plenary and breakout sessions at EACE, NCACE, SCACE, GACE, and MCEEA, as well as a pre-conference session and multiple breakout sessions for NACE.  In October 2009 he gave one of the earliest career services association keynotes on the use of social media in career development for NCCDA.  In 2013, Gary co-founded with Ray Angle the Innovation Forum for Career Services.

He was a finalist for the 2013 NACE Innovation Excellence Award in Research for a study completed with his UNC colleague Katherine Nobles in 2012 on career center innovation.  Resultantly, the pair contributed a chapter in Leadership in Career Services:  Voices From the Field (2013, Contomanolis and Steinfeld).  In 2015, Gary and Katherine published an eBook titled Collaboration in Career Services.  A frequent author, Gary has published more than 25 articles with NACE.


Manny Contomanolis

Manny Contomanolis is Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Services at the Rochester Institute of Technology.  Manny has more than 35 years of experience in career services and experiential learning and is active as a speaker, media contributor, author, and consultant. Manny is a past President of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a member of the NACE Academy of Fellows and recipient of the NACE Kauffman award for outstanding contributions to the field.  

Manny is a principal in the TruMann Consulting group and has completed more that 70 consulting projects for higher education, corporate, and not-for-profit organizations.  Most recently he is a co-editor of and contributor to Winning the War for College Talent and Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field.

Manny has a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Buffalo, a Masters degree in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, a graduate certificate in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, and a Bachelors in History from SUNY Cortland.


Lisa Hinkley

Lisa Hinkley is the Associate Vice President for Career and Professional development at Lake Forest College.  She serves as the director of the Career Advancement Center and director of the for-credit internship program. She is a member of the President’s Senior Staff team and is charged with leading career preparation efforts for the College. Lisa is actively involved in the National Association of Colleges and Employers, and she regularly presents at regional and national conferences on change management and career development topics. She also serves on the advisory board for the Collegiate Employment Research Institute (CERI), which specializes in researching students’ transition from college to work.

Lisa earned her master’s degree in student affairs administration from Michigan State University and bachelor’s degree in political science from Bradley University.