Lindsey Pollak is the author of Getting from College to Career: 90 Things to Do Before You Join the Real World (HarperBusiness), a popular career advice guide for college students and recent graduates, as well as Becoming the Boss (HarperBusiness). Pollak is based in New York City, where she runs her own business as a writer, editor, and speaker specializing in career advice for young professionals. Her professional speaking includes workshops and keynote speeches at universities, associations, and corporations around the United States. Recent audiences have included Amherst College, Columbia University, MIT, Northwestern University, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas, the New York Times Job Market Career Series, Time Inc. and many others. A leading expert on Generation Y career issues, Pollak has appeared in such media outlets as The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, New York Newsday, the Boston Globe, Monster.com, Time.com, Martha Stewart Living Radio, ABC News Money Matters, and ABC News America This Morning.
She is currently the Career Contributor to ABC News on Campus, the national college network of ABC News. Pollak is the co-author of two previous career advice books and has contributed freelance articles to Marie Claire magazine, PINK magazine, Metro New York newspaper, and several career-related websites. She is also a blogger for CollegeRecruiter.com and The Women’s DISH. Before launching her own business, Pollak held positions as director of business development for WorkingWoman.com and director of special projects for the National Association for Female Executives. Pollak is a graduate of Yale University and received a master’s degree in women’s studies from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, where she was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and is certified as a woman-owned business by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC).
Praise for Getting from College to Career:
“A well-written, lively and easy to follow guide.”
“Pollak’s thorough research reveals some startling facts that the modern job-searcher may be overlooking.”
— Metro New York
“I find Lindsey’s advice on how to stand apart from the competition to be extremely valuable - especially as it relates to entrepreneurs…Getting From College to Career is a great read and a book I thoroughly enjoyed!”
— Cari Sommer, Forbes.com
“Perfect for today’s students, who inevitably want what they want (and only that!) when they want it.”
— Campus Career Advisor