EACE23 Session Recordings On Demand Collection

The EACE Annual Conference is the region's premier professional development and networking event for HR/recruiting and college/university career center professionals. If you couldn't join us at EACE23, or just want to have your favorite sessions on-demand, the recording collection is now available for you! Purchase now for instant access to video recordings, presentation slides and supplemental handouts from six 60-minute sessions and two keynotes for just $50.

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"EACE23 was the perfect opportunity to learn, grow, and educate myself as a young professional. I highly recommend any Career Services professionals to attend."

"I felt comfortable and welcomed in all spaces; there was never a moment I couldn't be my authentic self. Kudos to those leading and the planning committee for creating a truly meaningful and impactful learning experience!"

"This keynote provided excellent and actionable insights that were directly applicable to my work. " [Shawn VanDerziel]

"Gigi Gilliard's opening keynote was fantastic- inspiring, impressive, and empowering" 


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Opening Keynote: Presented Monday, June 26, 2023

Headshot of Gigi Gilliard

In Search of Belonging: Including Inclusion in the Job Search

As career development professionals, we are experts in helping our clients, students, and coaches craft "just the right" resumes or LinkedIn profiles. In this session, we'll explore additional tools and techniques that can help job seekers think critically about diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging BEFORE accepting a role. 

Gigi Gilliard

 Author, Executive Coach, and Founder/CEO of Gigi Gilliard Development

A highly sought-after organizational development professional, Gigi Gilliard is considered a conversation architect as she is regularly called on to lead dialogue in the space of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging. She is  three-time author with over two decades of expertise as an executive and career coach. In this age of increased discord and division, Gigi is laser focused unifying humans in the workplace...and the world. Pursuing an Executive Masters from Cornell University's School of Industrial Labor Relations, Gigi is a graduate of Rutgers University, with a Bachelors in Sociology and Communications.

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Closing Keynote: Presented Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Shawn VanDerziel headshotNACE State of the Profession: Trends & Recommendations

The way we work, employer recruiting patterns, and student attitudes and behaviors have all undergone significant shifts over the past three years and there is no sign of it slowing down. National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Executive Director, Shawn VanDerziel, will take the audience on an informational journey to understand what's happening in the career development and early career talent acquisition space. We will explore the most up-to-date research and insights gleaned, as well as provide the audience with what this means going forward - the trends that are emerging and predictions for what's next. 

Shawn VanDerziel
Executive Director, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

Shawn serves as Executive Director of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). The NACE membership includes over 15,000 professionals representing 3,000 employers and educational institutions engaged in the career development and employment of the college educated. Shawn previously served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Chief of Staff for the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. Shawn's earlier roles included corporate recruiting with Norrell Corporation for fortune 500 companies and a position in higher education as associate director of student enrollment at National-Louis University. Shawn is a graduate of Michigan State University and holds senior HR certifications.

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Educational Session 1: Presented Monday, June 26, 2023

Introverts Guide to the Conference Galaxy

Days worth of networking and engagement at conferences can seem like a nightmare for introverts. That doesn't have to be the case. This session will explore practical and implementable strategies to ensure that introverts get the most out of the professional conference galaxy.







  • Chris Miciek, Director, Center for Career Success, Thomas Jefferson University
  • Chaim Shapiro, M.Ed, Director, Office for Student Success, Touro University

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Educational Session 2: Presented Monday, June 26, 2023 

Creating a Neuro-Inclusive Workplace for Students in Higher Education

This presentation will provide insight into hiring and working with neurodivergent professionals and students. It is estimated that 1 in 5 individuals are neurodivergent, and relying on accommodations is not sustainable for many organizations. Developing a set of neuro-inclusive practices is critical to fully support employees. Implementing a neurodivergent hiring initiative will help institutions collaborate with employers to create new opportunities for neurodivergent individuals. Rowan University's hiring initiative supports neurodivergent individuals by giving them opportunities to expand their careers and experiences within their field. The presenters discuss the process to develop opportunities for meaningful and universal employment and offer practical approaches to building inclusive environments. 



  • Ashley Davis, Coordinator, Events & Technology Support, Rowan University 
  • Erica King, Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer, Rowan University 
  • Chiara Latimer, Coordinator, Autism PATH Career Program, Rowan University


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Educational Panel Session 3: Presented Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Earn and Learn: White Collar Apprenticeships for an Inclusive Economy

Create an inclusive economy. Level the playing field and deepen the impact of your university-employer partnerships through apprenticeship programs. Hear about coordinating efforts among internship/career centers, faculty, admissions, the Registrar, and employers to provide opportunities to gain practical experience while earning industry-recognized professional credentials and working towards degrees. Unlike a traditional internship that only lasts a few months over a summer or a single semester, apprenticeship programs at Borough of Manhattan Community College last the full two years or final year of an associate degree program and combine targeted coursework with real-world work. Using a cohort model, student retention and success is supported while through the apprenticeship, they reap rewards of mentorship, guaranteed jobs with living wages upon completion, fast-tracked career advancement, and reduced or eliminated education debt. 


  • Erin Gabriele, Director, Center for Career and Professional Development, Cabrini University
  • Debra Kelly, Assistant Director, Cabrini University


  • Rena Francis, Experiential Learning Coordinator, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  • Bianca Jolly, Account Service Associate (former Apprentice), Zurich Insurance

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Educational Session 4: Presented Wednesday, June 28, 2023 

So, You Want to Become a Director

*Sponsored by uConnect*

This session provides valuable insight into the role and essential skillsets of a Chief Career Services Officer (CCSO). The presenters demystify the job search process and provide effective strategies to present yourself to potential employers. Dr. Gerald Tang's inspiring journey serves as a testament to the impact of this session; after attending in 2017, he found the confidence to pursue his doctoral degree and secured his current position as the Assistant Dean at St. Francis College. Jennifer Rossi Long, Director at West Chester University, credits this presentation for her success as a director in her alma mater. These four seasoned professionals from diverse educational institutions discuss their leadership journey and the responsibilities of a CCSO in a time when career outcomes are at the forefront of higher education, families, and government focus. 


  • Jennifer Rossi Long, Director, Twardowski Career Development Center, West Chester University
  • Tammy Samuels, Executive Director, Career & Leadership for MBA & Alumni, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
  • Dr. Gerald Tang, Assistant Dean for Career Integration, St. Francis College
  • Dr. Walter Tarver III, Associate Vice Provost for Student Success, Middle Tennessee State University

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 Educational Session 5: Presented Tuesday, June 27, 2023

 Developing Career Services for Student Athletes


The presentation will review historical context, current resources, partnerships, and tips to improve career development services on colleges campuses including Student-Athlete Development Programs, NCAA Life Skills Initiative, Scholar-Baller, Excellence Beyond Athletics and more. 


  • Dr. Ammad Sheikh, Director of Career Services, Virginia Military Institute

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 Educational Session 6: Presented Tuesday, June 27, 2023

I Quit, Yahoo!

In a post COVID world, Northeastern University co-op faculty are being faced with an increasing amount of performance issues from students who are working full-time in 6 month Co-op/ experiential learning positions. How do we manage a student who quits in the middle of their Co-op, hops on a Zoom meeting in boxers, or sends an email out on their last day to 19 team members explaining how the feedback they received was unfair? We will discuss how and why a post pandemic world has contributed to these situations and how we, as career professionals, can modify our professional development curriculum for remote work and save face with long standing employers. This workshop will also discuss the results of a survey distributed to 100+ co-op colleagues across the university about the issues they face in managing student performance on Co-op. 


  • Linnea Basu, Senior Co-op Coordinator, Northeastern University
  • Lynn Burke, Senior Co-op Coordinator, Northeastern University


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 EACE23 Photo Album
 EACE23 Highlight Video



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