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Friday, November 3, 2023
All times listed are Eastern Time for the Virtual Conference   


11:00-12:00    Opening main stage session: Jeremy Podany
12:00-12:30    Breakouts
12:30-1:00      Main stage session: President Sarah Willie-LeBreton, Smith College
1:00-1:45        Special Collective Breakouts

1:45-2:15        Breakouts
2:15-3:15        Panel: Faculty Perspectives on Career Success

3:15-3:45        Breakouts
3:45-4:00        Break 
4:00-4:30        Breakouts
4:30-5:15        Fireside Chat with Ro-Anne Royer Engle, VPSA at Ball State University



Career Services in the Age of Change

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.


President Sarah Willie-LeBreton, Smith College

Sarah Willie-LeBreton is the 12th president of Smith College. She earned a bachelor of arts degree from Haverford College in 1986, and an M.A. (1988) and Ph.D. (1995) from Northwestern University, all in sociology. After having taught at Colby College (1991–1995) and Bard College (1995–1997) in tenure-track appointments, she was tenured at Swarthmore, where she served as coordinator of the Black Studies Program and chair of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology for a total of 17 years. She was appointed as provost and dean of the faculty at Swarthmore in 2018 and served in that role until 2023.


Ro-Anne Royer Engle, VPSA at Ball State University

Ro-Anne Royer Engle started serving as the interim Vice President for Student Affairs in January 2019. The Division of Student Affairs works closely with Academic Affairs and other administrative areas to provide a holistic student experience.

In her role, Ro-Anne provides leadership for Ball State University’s efforts to support student co-curricular engagement and success.


Learn from Career Launch Partners about How they are Measuring Career Readiness

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You will hear directly from Career Launch partners from public and private colleges who've implemented the Career Launch Readiness Assessment. You will learn:


  1. about the value of having data on where students are when they enter your college (student value and institutional value),

  2. why students (who take the assessment close to graduation) say, "I wish you would have had me take this sooner!", 

  3. how the macro and segmented data is being used to make more informed strategic decisions, and

  4. what a "super carrot" is and how it can help you achieve your retention and career outcome goals and objectives.


Emerald Hames

Associate Director of Inclusive Career Design 

University of Arkansas

Aviance Taylor 
Director of Career Education
Offices of Career Connections
University of Arkansas

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Lori Brown

Director of Impact & Partnerships

Career Launch 

Former Director of Career Center @ Seattle Pacific University

Katie Gaither

Director of Student Engagement

College for Creative Studies

Shannon McPartlon

Executive Director

Office of Partnerships

College for Creative Studies

Panel: Faculty Perspectives on

Career Success

Monique Frost


The Career Leadership Collective

Amy R. Frederick
Associate Professor of Art History 
Centre College

Jennifer McGuire Illig Professor of Biology
St Thomas

Brenda Shaffer

Professor of Marketing
University of Delaware

Amy Lee

Professor and Director of University First Year Writing 

University of Minnesota


Experiential Engagement through Employer Challenges
Meagan Hart-Molloy and Elizabeth Schaller | The University of Michigan

Supporting the Unique Career Development Needs of Graduate Students
Yas Hardaway, Rachel Coleman, and Michelle Ponce | Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education & Psychology

Recruiting, Onboarding, Activating, and Retaining Diverse, Multi-generational Staff Members
Carolyn Serdar | Carthage College

Helping Students Get Unstuck with Small Group Internship Cohorts
Chelsea Moore and Meagan Hart-Molloy | The University of Michigan

Transforming Student Employment at Arizona State University and Beyond
Scott Travis and Amy Michalenko | Arizona State University

Integrating Career Readiness into UAB's FYE Curriculum through the Core Curriculum
Brandon Wright | The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Residential Student Engagement Specialist: Bringing Career Development Home
Lexie Avery and Erin Hansen | Binghamton University

Career Tutorials for Students - Scaling Our Reach
Jillian Morley | Utah State University

Seamless Synergy: Integrating Career Services into the Academic Curriculum through Self-Directed Learning Modules
Patrick Massaro and Dr. Stephen Fleming | Rowan University

Creating an Experiential Learning Ecosystem at a Global Scale
AJ Merlino  | Harrisburg University

"Concierge Service" - Providing Proactive & Intentional Service to Employers & Students
Benjamin Cantu | Sam Houston State University

The Career Collaborative: Scaling Career Education through Faculty and Staff Partnerships
Aly Novi and Jessica Lane-Rwabukwisi | Binghamton University, State University of New York

Start Where You Are: Leveraging Life Design Principles Across the Student Life Cycle for Student and Career Development
Lisa Novack | Carlson School of Management, The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities


Using Alumni Data to Transform Practice In the Age of Change

Going beyond defining ROI and career mobility, National Alumni Career Mobility (NACM) data cycles back to the student experience, providing valuable insights that help career professionals focus change efforts on resources and practices that make the most difference to student success. This session highlights the latest NACM findings and how career professionals can use the data to transform practice.

Speaker:  Dr. Kim Yousey-Elsener, Senior Manager for Career Data and Research, Lightcast




Pricing Overview

Individual Virtual Conference Registration:
member $265
non-member $299
Campus-Wide Virtual Conference Registration
*Only campus-wide members of the Career Leadership Collective can purchase at the Member Price.
* Bring as many peopl
e from your campus as you like!

member $1250
non-member $1450
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