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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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Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field

We're excited to announce the publication of a book for new and aspiring career services directors entitled Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field.

As editors and contributors Trudy and Manny have collaborated with some of the top career services directors and recruiting professionals in the country to share our collective knowledge and expertise about a variety of issues and topics directly relevant to running career services organizations.

All proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the NACE Foundation to support further leadership development activities.  To order go to


Career Services Institute (CSI-East) to be held August 11 & 12

Career Services Institute (CSI-East) will be held at NYU's Washington DC campus on August 11 & 12, 2013.  This unique and annual conference for career services professionals at all levels is a great way to motivate yourself and colleagues and get ready for the new academic year.  This year's program features all new program content and an impressive panel of employers who will provide participants with invaluable insights that are critical to the recruiting landscape. Manny and Trudy will be joined by other leaders in career services to facilitate the sessions.   For more information, including registration and the discounted hotel rate, please go to


Making the Most of a Summer Internship

Trudy's latest Forbes column talks about how you can get more out of your summer internship.


Corporate Internal Career Development to Retain Top Talent

Even in these uncertain economic times, the best companies continue to compete for and try to retain top new talent. As we have come to understand, Gen Y's in the workplace are not afraid to change jobs frequently – by some estimates roughly every sixteen to eighteen months and sometimes even sooner depending on their workplace circumstances and opportunities.

As we consistently hear from our employer colleagues, their significant recruiting and on boarding investments are wasted on candidates they can't retain. Several innovative employing organizations are developing internal career development programs and services that seek to respond to Gen Y worker needs for variety, movement, visibility and change.

Innovative organizations embracing this new strategy include AT&T, KPMG, Zappos, Deloite and IBM. Check out their web sites to learn more. These internal career development programs focus on acknowledging and understanding the motivations and interests of Gen Y employees and creating opportunities to address those in creative ways specific to their organizational circumstances and cultures.

What fascinates us is the potential for higher education career services organizations and these emerging workplace career development programs to exchange perspectives and best practice information about Gen Y and the services most effective in meeting their career and employment goals and interests. We will be pursuing learning opportunities in this arena and share our findings with you.


The Debate About Unpaid Internships Continue

Check out the March 12, 2012 NYT's magazine section that includes a piece by The Ethicist on unpaid internships.