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Organising team 2017

Gavin Connell

Head of Careers, Cooperative Education and Careers Division, University of Limerick

Gavin Connell is Head of Careers at the Cooperative Education & Careers Division, University of Limerick. Gavin is masters qualified in Work and Organisational Behaviour with a primary degree in Human Resources. He has 20 years’ industry experience in the areas of manufacturing, process engineering, learning & development, recruitment and HR in Ireland and also across the EMEA region.

Gavin currently supports students in developing employability skills and implementing their career plans, and is also responsible for engaging employers on all matters of graduate recruitment and employability. A significant element of this role is to influence policy formulation and planning within the university on issues relating to career development/employability as well as graduate employment. He holds a Level A/B Psychological Society qualification in Psychometric testing/Profiling and is also MBTI/EQi and Strengths based coaching certified.

Gavin is currently the co-chair of the Association of Higher Education Careers Services (AHECS) in Ireland.

Timothy B. Luzader

Executive Director – Career Success Director – Center for Career Opportunities Purdue University

Past-president of NACE and a member of the NACE Academy of Fellows, Tim Luzader serves as Executive Director for Career Success at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. He began his tenure in university career services in 1981 at West Virginia University where he earned his graduate and undergraduate degrees. 

His career services work included counselling and administrative positions at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Indiana University – Bloomington. Prior to his Purdue appointment, Tim served as the career center director at Stony Brook University on Long Island.