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Welcome to CSTM!
For many years, our Community has enjoyed gathering each January to connect and share ways that we can all work smarter. The CSTM Planning Committee has made the difficult decision to not hold a formal, in-person CSTM in January 2024.
Looking ahead, the Planning Committee is excited to create virtual and in-person regional events to bring the CSTM Community together in 2024. We can't wait to share with you more of what's next for CSTM!
If you have ideas to share with the Planning Committee, or are interested in potentially hosting a regional CSTM meetup, please contact us at or reach out directly to a member of the Planning Committee.


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The in-person event has reached capacity. To join the wait-list, email

CSTM Annual Conference usually includes three types of presentations - Cool Tools presentations, best practices & round table discussions.

Cool Tools presentations

o   We want to hear in a short five-minute presentation or demo about new platforms, tools, and technologies that you are using to enhance or scale your work in career services.

o   Example: Here is an example of a Cool Tools presentation previously presented at CSTM.


Best Practices presentations

o   You will have 10 minutes to share how you put technologies to work for you. We want to hear about how you leverage new or common systems, tools, or use platforms in a new way to solve a problem, improve your work, or make life easier.

o   Here is an example of a Best Practices presentation previously presented at CSTM.

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CSTM23 Keynote Speakers

Announcing our keynote speakers for this conference:


Lindsey Pollak, NYT Bestselling Author & a great friend of CSTM! – Sponsored by UConnect

Lindsey Pollak is a New York Times Bestselling author and one of the world's leading career and workplace experts. She is passionate about helping individuals and organizations thrive in the ever-changing, multigenerational world of work. Lindsey was named to the 2020 thinkers50 radar list, which honors the top global management thinkers whose work is shaping the future of how organizations are managed and led.


Lindsey will give all conference attendees her recent book, Recalculating: Navigate Your Career Through the Changing World of Work. (Special thanks to Lindsey for her ongoing support!)


Robert Domanski, Ph.D., Director of Higher Education at the New York City Tech Talent Pipeline

As Director of Higher Education, Rob oversees the "CUNY 2x Tech" initiative – a $20 million dollar investment in the City University of New York (CUNY) to double the university's number of Computer Science graduates within five years and connect those graduates to jobs in the field.  The initiative has the dual goals of economic development and workforce development: building the local pool of tech talent to grow the NYC tech industry and connecting New Yorkers to high-quality tech jobs. Rob is also a former professor of both Computer Science and Political Science at the City University of New York. His academic research focuses on Digital Government, Internet Governance, and the Politics of Algorithms. He has recently published on the specific subtopics of Algorithmic Bias and Artificial Intelligence from technical, policy, and ethical perspectives.

White Structure

(subject to change)

Day 1 - Thursday, January 12, 2023

8:15 - 9:30       Registration and Breakfast (Sponsored by CareerShift)   

9:30 - 10:00     Welcome & Introductions + Commit to 3 Introduction 

10:00 - 11:00   Round Table Discussions [(3) 15-minute Sessions] w/ Facilitator & Note Taking 

11:00 -11:15    Industry Showcase: CareerShift & Salesforce

11:15 -12:30    Lunch (Sponsored by Salesforce) & Connections/Connect with Sponsors!

  • 12:00         Optional tours of SFC campus

12:30 - 1:35     Keynote - Lindsey Pollak, NYT Best Selling Author (Sponsored by UConnect)

1:35 - 1:45       Q&A and Discussions on Keynote

1:45 - 2:15       The Future of Tech Apps & Trends: Rapid Q&A Panel

​                         Featuring CareerShift, PeopleGrove, Salesforce, WIX, uConnect, and TruMotivate

2:15 - 2:45       Cool Tools & Best Practices [(3) 10-minute MAX Sessions] 

2:45 - 3:15       Coffee Break (Sponsored by AU3CP)

3:15 - 3:25       Short Presentation - Ethics & Regulations w/ Chris Miciek

3:25 - 3:40       Round Table Discussion [(1) 15-minute Session] - Ethics & Regulations 

3:40 - 3:50       Short Presentation - New Platforms Overview w/ Kait Weiss 

3:50 - 4:00       Interactive Show N’ Tell w/ Poll Everywhere & Open Discussion

4:00 - 4:15       Recess - Play w/ Applications (Each Group Explores a Platform) 

4:15 - 4:30       Round Table Discussion [(1) 15-minute Session] - Platform Future 

4:30 - 5:00       Wrap-up & Group Photo

5:00 - 7:30       Networking Event (Cash Bar - Appetizers Available Thanks to MNYCCPOA)

                        Circa Brewing Company: 141 Lawrence Street, Brooklyn NY

Day 2 - Friday, January 13, 2023

8:45 - 9:30       Breakfast - Sponsored by WIX

9:30 - 10:00     Welcome & Reflections on Day 1 

10:00 - 11:00   Round Table Discussions [(3) 15-minute Sessions] w/ Facilitator & Note Taking 

11:00 - 11:15   Industry Showcase: WIX & PeopleGrove

11:15 - 12:30   Lunch (Sponsored by PeopleGrove) & Connections/Connect with Sponsors! 

12:30 - 1:30     Keynote Address: Dr. Robert Domanski, NYC Tech Talent Pipeline

1:30 - 2:00       Open Discussions - Keynote Topics

2:00 - 2:30       Cool Tools & Best Practices [(3) 10-minute MAX Sessions] 

2:30 - 2:45       Discuss with Peers  [(1) 15-minute Session] - Cool Tools Discussions

2:45 - 3:15       Coffee Break (Sponsored by MNYCCPOA)

3:15 - 4:00       Open Forum Discussions (3) Key Topics - Full Conference Discussion

4:00 - 4:15       Wrap Up - Highlight Presentation

4:15 - 4:30       Round Table Discussion [(1) 15-minute Session] - Commit to 3 & Open Share

4:30 - 5:00       Wrap Up & Raffle


Amy Drakesmith
St. Francis College

Karen Ivy
Texas A&M University - San Antonio

Chris Miciek
Thomas Jefferson University

Gerald Tang

St. Francis College

Kaitlyn Weiss

Rutgers University 

Patrick Young

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Event registration:
This is a free event for event participants (Thanks to sponsors!) However, we are limiting two people from each office and a maximum of 8 people per institution to participate in this event. 

Hotel Information:
We do not have any hotel blocks for this conference. Here are some of the nearby hotels near St. Francis College:

Hilton Brooklyn - 140 Schermerhorn Street
ACE Hotel - 252 Schermerhorn Street
Holiday Inn Brooklyn - 300 Schermerhorn Street
NU Hotel Brooklyn - 85 Smith Street
Hotel INDIGO - 229 Duffield Street
Sheraton Brooklyn - 228 Duffield Street
ALOFT Brooklyn - 216 Duffield Street
Even Hotel - 46 Nevins Street
Marriott Brooklyn Bridge - 333 Adams Street
Hampton Inn Brooklyn - 125 Flatbush Ave

Parking Options:
We do not offer any discounted parking for this event. Street parking is very limited. Here are some of the nearby parking lots:

Edison ParkFast - 160 Livingston Street
Cielo Garage @Schermerhorn - 189 Schermerhorn Street
Icon Parking - 197 Schermerhorn Street
Bridge Street Parking - 388 Bridge Street
Park Kwik - 110 Livingston Street
Edison NY Parking - 70 Schermerhorn Street
Edison ParkFast - 92 Livingston Street
Icon Parking - 387 Bridge Street
Icon Parking - 100 Willoughby Street


Subway Options:

2 train – Hoyt Street, A/C train – Hoyt-Schermerhorn Street, A/C/F/R – Jay Street MetroTech, 2/3/4/5 – Borough Hall, LIRR – Atlantic Avenue)

Breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee will be provided on both days - Thanks to our sponsors! 

Free wifi will be available for conference attendees

Note that we only have limited power outlets, so please charge your device(s) before you arrive!

If you submitted your special meal requests, please come see someone from the planning team on the day of the event. We will try to accommodate all of your requests, and feel free to bring your own food, just in case. Email us at with questions.

Dress code: Business Casual (Bring a sweater in case it gets cold in the room)

Note that you will have to go through security so please plan to arrive early, as we will start the program on time.

Bring a lanyard for your nametag.

In the spirit of St. Francis College's Franciscan tradition to preserve the environment and protect the earth, we ask you to bring a lanyard to the event. We will give you a nametag. You just need your lanyard and plastic pocket to carry the nametag throughout the conference.

Bring your office swag for the raffle!

Friday, we will be doing a raffle for the conference on Friday afternoon. If possible, we ask you to bring in an item from your office/college/organization.

In case of any weather-related issues, public health alerts, or emergencies:

Feel free to check St. Francis College's website at and our conference site at In case of emergencies, we will also email you as soon as possible.

CSTM 2023 Sponsors
Lunch Sponsors
Breakfast Sponsors
Coffee Break Sponsors
Keynote Sponsors
In Kind Sponsors
Career Centers of Rutgers University, New Jersey Institute of Technology, St. Francis College, Thomas Jefferson University, and Texas A&M University - San Antonio

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