Trudy Steinfeld is the Assistant Vice-President and Executive Director of the New York University Wasserman Center for Career Development and oversees over 30 full-time and 25 part-time staff. Trudy has extensive experience in the field of career development, experiential education and recruiting, and is considered a national expert on the job market and employment trend. She 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. Trudy was a featured career expert on the cable show "The Job Hunt" as well as the CBS Morning Show. Trudy is a visiting instructor at the NACE Management Leadership Institute and a facilitator at the highly acclaimed Career Services Institute (CSI).
Currently, Trudy is a contributor to Forbes.com. In her column, Career Warrior, she comments on important strategies for college students and graduates seeking career advice. She is also the co-editor and a contributor to Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field, a collection of individual voices and perspectives of experienced college and university career services leaders and corporate recruiting professionals. Additionally, Trudy has been a presenter and keynote speaker at over 100 national meetings and conferences including National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) annual meetings, Universum, Women for Hire, and the Global Work and Integrated Learning Conference held in Durban, South Africa. She continues to chair and serve on several key committees, task forces and major conferences for NACE, and advises on several national conferences such as the first ever Global Recruiting Symposium.
Trudy is also a recipient of both NASPA and multiple NACE Excellence awards. 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 coursework in Counseling Psychology from the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. Outside of her professional life, Trudy is passionate about coffee, her dog Norm, and the NY Mets.