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Thomas C. Devlin

Executive Director, Career Center
University of California, Berkeley

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Thomas C. Devlin is the Executive Director of the Career Center at the University of California, Berkeley. Before joining Berkeley in 1997, he was the Executive Director of University Career Services at Cornell University.

Tom served as president of the national professional organization, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) for 2009-10. Tom also received the NACE Kauffman Award for his significant contributions to the career profession and co-writing the chapter, "The Future of Career Services" for NACE's book Leadership in Career Services: Voices from the Field. 

In addition to Tom’s consulting work and speaking engagements, he has traveled to Algeria, China, Rwanda, and the Philippines to assist in establishing the first career centers there. He was in China during the fall of 2015 to address the International Career Forum. In 2004, Tom was elected to the prestigious professional association Academy of Fellows (2004). Tom is also the co-founder of the Global Career Services Summit which was held in the United Kingdom in 2016. 

The Career Center has been awarded national honors by NACE for producing the best publication for students, for the most innovative program in the country, and for Career Ladders. In 2009 Tom received Berkeley’s Excellence in Management Award.

Tom’s avocation is traveling and he has visited more than 70 countries. He received a BA in History from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a MA in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio.

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