The inaugural Global Career Services Summit emerged from a conversation at the 2015 NACE conference when we were considering crafting a proposal featuring a global career services workshop at a future NACE conference. How we made the leap from a workshop to a major conference still remains a mystery to us.

Although after a few months of planning the event, we wondered whether our concept was beyond our capabilities!

Fortunately, the first Summit at the University of Leicester was extremely successful and as result of the encouragement of the participants, we planned for the second Summit at the University of Limerick, Ireland under the leadership of Tim Luzader, Purdue University and Gavin Connell, University of Limerick.

The concept of bringing together career colleagues from all parts of the globe truly resonated with a broad range of career professionals and we have been extremely gratified with creating a venue to build a network of career services colleagues.

Now we are in the forth year of this unique global event with plans already in motion for the fifth annual Global Career Services Summit.

Tom Devlin

Associate Dean of Students and Executive Director of the Career Center at Berkeley University 

In a nutshell

BA History, State University of New York at Geneseo
MA College Student Personnel, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio

How did you get here?
Prior to moving to Berkeley I was the Executive Director of Career Services at Cornell University.

What's cool about your job?
I have a very basic philosophy about providing career services to students. Since Berkeley students are the best students in the country, if not the world, then they should be provided the finest career services. The cool part of my job is to always think about how to best to offer students and employers a wide variety of first class and innovative career services.

What's the best career advice anyone has given you?
Take the risk after you seriously consider all the options.

Traveling abroad -- I have visited well over 70 countries.

Bob Athwal

I Lead, Transform, Disrupt Employers and Universities to prepare students for the world of work and workplace.

In a nutshell  

Gig Economy worker enjoying a Portfolio Career. Working with leading brands and universities to create a robust 21st century early careers strategy. Translating that into what an exceptional Student Experience in Higher Education should feature. Recognised as a Global Industry Expert in Graduate Employability. 

Published author. Regular International Conference Speaker. Recipient of multiple industry awards both within Education as well as Private Sector.

The Global Career Services Summit 2019 


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