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What does it take to transition successfully from college to the real world?

What common mistakes do new grads make when applying for jobs and when they arrive in the workplace? What does it really take to find and win the job of your dreams?

In this interactive, action-oriented keynote, New York Times best-selling author Lindsey Pollak shares the job search success secrets she’s learned from recruiters, young professionals and her own successful career. Students will leave this session with increased confidence and actionable strategies for building their personal brands, networking, interviewing and more.

Audiences will learn how to:

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On-campus Workshop


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“Lindsey Pollak’s virtual program for Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management this year was just as dynamic, important and engaging as in years past when she has been able to visit us in person. We can’t wait for her to be able to return on campus as soon as possible, but in the meantime, we were blown away by what a helpful session this was!” —Sandy Kinnett, Senior Associate Director, Career Management Center, Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management


About Lindsey

Best Selling Author

Lindsey is a New York Times bestselling author of four books. Her latest is Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work.

Media Commentator

Lindsey is a leading workplace commentator forThe Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The TODAY Show, CNN, NPR and other national news outlets.

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In-Demand Speaker

Lindsey speaks to 70-80 audiences each year across the US, Canada and the UK.

Trusted and Experienced

Lindsey has 15+ years experience as a consultant, professional speaker and corporate trainer for more than 250 organizations across a wide range of industries.


Stanford University
New York University
Northwestern University
The University of Texas at Austin
Indiana University
New York University Stern School of Business
Boston College
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University of Southern California
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Vassar College
Carnegie Mellon University

Why Choose Lindsey?

There are many wonderful speakers on the important topic of generational differences in the workplace. Lindsey is unique in three key ways:

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Deeply Knowledgeable

Lindsey has been researching, writing and speaking about generational change in the workplace for more than 15 years.


Unlike some speakers who focus on negative stereotypes, Lindsey takes a positive and constructive approach to helping people navigate the present and future of work.


Participants often say that Lindsey’s presentations have not only widened their knowledge about the opportunities of generational change, but also provide a clear list of actions to take in their organizations to optimize their multigenerational workforces.

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“Lindsey Pollak is an outstanding virtual presenter. She has amazing virtual platform skills and is able to engage a wide range of students and professionals. Based on the phenomenal feedback from her first two virtual programs, we are working on another speaking engagement with Lindsey and already have extremely high interest.” —Fred Burke, Director, Graduate Career Management Center, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College
“For the last seven years, Lindsey has spoken to hundreds of students at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management about how to communicate your personal brand through online platforms such as LinkedIn. This year, the event looked different given the virtual world we find ourselves in, but Lindsey’s ability to deliver content in a compelling and engaging way resulted in a just as meaningful program for our business school students.” —Sandy Kinnett, Senior Associate Director, Career Management Center, Vanderbilt University Owen Graduate School of Management
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"Lindsey is a fantastic speaker — one of the best I’ve seen — and she connects instantly with a college audience. She has better tips and insights for students than anyone else." —Heather Krasna, Director of Career Services, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health