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Jeremy Podany


Jeremy Podany is the Founder and CEO of The Career Leadership Collective, a consultancy that has done business with over 1,000 colleges and universities since 2017 on the systemic career development needs of higher education. The Collective is the inventor of the National Alumni Career Mobility (NACM) survey and the EMBARK first destination data service, which were both acquired by Lightcast in 2023.

Jeremy enjoyed nearly 20 years working in higher education, primarily in career services. His inventions and consulting solutions have systemically helped thousands of university leaders and hundreds of thousands of college students with career education and career mobility.

Jeremy regularly writes, speaks, trains, and consults for universities, businesses, and start-ups. His specialty involves helping senior college administrators weave career education into the fabric of the campus and maximize results. He is a thought leader, inventor, and trusted advisor with the rare ability to both inspire organizations and audiences and provide them with practical steps toward success.

Jeremy has a BA in English Education from Western Michigan University, and a Masters in Higher Education Administration from Indiana University. Jeremy lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, with his wife and four children. He loves college basketball, biking everywhere, and hiking in or gazing at the Rocky Mountains.

Jeremy's Speaking, Training, Advisory, and Facilitation Specialties ​

  • Transforming Career Education on Campus

  • The Innovation Mindset for University Leaders

  • Advanced Leadership Development for University Leaders

  • Organizational Growth inside Universities

  • The Future of Work meets the Campus

  • Ecosystem integration of Career Education on Campus

  • Understanding and Maximizing Big Career Data

You can follow Jeremy on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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Jeremy is proud to have played or currently be playing an inventor, creator, founder, co-founder, senior advisor, or leadership role in the following organizations and initiatives:

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