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The TruMann Career Consulting Group maximizes the effectiveness of higher education career services organizations to ensure high visibility and success for educational institutions and their students. Learn more about us.

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The TruMann Career Consulting Group is dedicated to assisting higher education institutions maximize the effectiveness of their career services organizations.

As national leaders and long time, currently active practitioners in the field, we have combined our experiences and skills to offer the broadest and deepest array of assessment and service improvement capabilities currently available in this consulting sector. We have a proven track record of improving office performance with a variety of clients focusing our efforts in areas such as:

  • Strategic and Operational Assessment and Review 
  • Organizational Structure and Management
  • Internship and Cooperative Education Program Development 
  • Compliance issues facing career services organizations
  • Assessment and Outcome Best Practices including First Destination Surveys
  • Global Career Development Models
  • Student and Alumni Engagement
  • Employer Development Strategies
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Social Media Integration
  • Recruitment and Retention Strategies
  • Leadership Development and Executive Coaching
  • Training and Staffing Issues
  • Technology Solutions
  • Diversity and Inclusion Impact Programs
  • Graduate Student Career Development and Advisement
  • Gen Y and Generational Related Workplace Issues
  • First Generation College Career Development Best Practices

Challenging times demand the best of our efforts. We can help productively focus and channel staff and office energies toward the most desirable results. Contact us for more information or to discuss a consulting engagement.




Dr. Manny Contomanolis [@contomanolis] has more than 30 years of experience in university career services and career development and staffing, and serves as the Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Career Services at The Rochester Institute of Technology.  Dr. Contomanolis is the author of numerous writings including the recent publication, Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field which he served as lead author and editor.  Manny was selected by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) to develop and conduct the training of external reviewers for career development centers nationwide and was awarded The NACE Kaufman Award in 2014 and inducted into the NACE Academy of Fellows in 2011.  Manny has also been pivotal in his work on behalf of Career Services Operations nationwide, leading efforts focusing on standardizing First Destination Surveys and outcome reporting in higher education and is working closely with the American Council on Education on these initatives. 

Manny is an active speaker and presenter with more than 200 previous speaking engagements both in the U.S. and globally, including the upcoming Future of Talent Summit to be held in Stockholm.  He also has been a featured presenter at numerous NACE Annual Meetings, the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Washington DC Advocacy Forums on career services outcomes and internships, the 2015 Future of Career Services General Session, the 2014 NACE keynote on Internships, the 2013 WACE Global Meeting held in Durbin, South Africa and the NACE Social Media Mashups in Philadelphia and San Jose. His work leading to the standardization of First Destination Outcomes reporting has been widely acclaimed and adopted in U.S. based Career Services organizations.  Dr. Contomanolis is considered an expert in job search practices and human capital management, cooperative education and internship talent acquisition strategies, and leadership and resource development. Major corporate recruiting organizations frequently call upon him for his expertise to work toward improving their recruiting organizations.  He is a frequent media contributor (e.g. The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, CNN, Kiplinger, and local and national on-air news outlets) and he is active in national university and employer benchmarking groups.  Manny has taught at the University of Rochester and also serves on the faculty of the NACE Management Leadership Institute and the Career Services Institute.

Dr. Contomanolis has also served as the President of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) www.naceweb/org the leading professional association focused on the employment of the college educated.  NACE connects more than 3,000 organizational and 8,000 individual members representing higher education, business, industry, government, and non-profits with an interest in career services and college relations and recruiting.  NACE forecasts trends in the job market; tracks legal issues in employment, the job search, and hiring practices; and provides college and employer professionals with benchmarks and standards of practice to help guide their work. 

Manny has a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy from the University of Buffalo, a Masters in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green University, a graduate certificate in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, and a Bachelor’s degree in History from The State University of New York.


Trudy Steinfeld (@trudygsteinfeld) is an Early Careers, Talent and Workplace Thought Leader and Consultant and was most most recently the Associate Vice-President and Executive Director of the New York University Wasserman Center for Career Development, one of the largest career services organizations in the country and globally.

Ms. Steinfeld has an extensive background in the field of career development, experiential education and recruiting and was selected to facilitate the training of external review consultants by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Trudy was inducted into the NACE Academy of Fellows in 2015 and has co-chaired the Professional Employer Development Action Committee for NACE that development live and web based content for the recruiting community.  Trudy is currently a contributor to and writes a column entitled Career Warrior. She has served as a consultant to numerous colleges and universities, non-profits, and corporate recruiting organizations both within the United States and abroad.  She recently co-edited and contributed numerous essays to the new book Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field.  In addition, Ms. Steinfeld has been a presenter and keynote speaker at over 150 national meetings and conferences including the 2015 & 2016 NACE and NASPA national meetings, the 2014 SHRM New York program,  the annual NACE Management Leadership Institute, WACE 2013 Global Meeting, NACE Social Media Mashups, Career Services Institute (CSI), Universum,  and Women for Hire.  She continues to chair and serve on several key committees, taskforces and major conferences for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), as well as having advised on several national conferences including the NACE Global Recruiting Symposium.  In addition, Trudy has been a recipient of both NASPA and NACE Excellence awards.

Ms. Steinfeld is considered a national expert on the job market and employment trends and has been a frequent media contributor to: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Fortune, New York Daily News, New York Post, Crain’s, NBC, CBS, ABC, MTV, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, NPR, CBS Radio, The Newshour with Jim Leher and several international television and print news outlets. Ms. Steinfeld was a featured career expert on the new cable show "The Job Hunt".

Trudy earned her Bachelor’s degree in American Studies and Education from Ramapo College and holds a Master’s degree from the Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University. She has also completed extensive course work in Counseling Psychology from the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development.