About The Author
Hassan Akmal, MBA, MPH, is the Inaugural Executive Director of Industry Relations and Career Strategies and Founder of the Career Design Lab at Columbia University. An alumnus of Columbia University, Akmal blazed a successful path as a visionary, Career Thought Leader, Chair of Career Education, and Director of Career Services at several universities in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. He is a former professional tennis player and International Athlete Ambassador to the United States, and serves on the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) “Future of We” — Think Tank Committee. Additionally, he spearheaded Columbia’s “Career Week” —a five-day premier conference on the future of meaningful work, one of the largest career center events in the nation culminating with a Future of Career Services symposium.
Akmal, is the host of the Columbia University “Behind the Scenes” podcast series that consists of in-depth interviews with industry leaders discussing provocative career-related topics that set the stage for students. As a change agent, he is committed to coaching proactive career-seekers who will strengthen multi-level innovation in our global marketplace. He aims to foster a university-wide career culture that’s vibrant and diverse, and breathes success.
This logo symbolizes the journey of Career Mastermind™ and is inspired by the falcon—a bird with one of the highest levels of intelligence, speed, and accuracy. At its core, the falcon represents visionary power, wisdom, and guardianship. This powerful bird awakens visionary power, and leads you to your life purpose. The falcon carries with it a message of transition and change—in the form of the alphabet ‘A’, moving upward like an arrow. It reflects the uplifting of career and life mastery to the pinnacle (zenith)—with the proper guidance by the Master’s strong wings of experience.
“Be the Inspiration.” — Hassan Akmal
[Keynote Speech, Columbia University, 2018]
The Future of Career Services
Date: October 28, 2018
Moderator of Fireside Chat
Topic: The Future of Career Services
Global Leaders Summit co-hosted by Graduway and Columbia University
Topic: Careers in the 21st Century
Connect with the leading speakers from the higher ed & career ed space!
June 26, 2019
9:00-9:45 AM PDT:
The New Pathway for Career Services
Topic: Rethinking Career Outcomes
May 7, 2019 at 11am (est)
Career Week 2019, Career Disruption and Impact Conference
(Welcome, Presenter, Panelist)
February 4-8, 2019,
Better Together: Integrating Career Services and Alumni Relations
February 13, 2019
Global Leaders Summit
and Book Signing
(Panelist, Keynote Address)
April 2-3, 2019,
University of California, Los Angeles
TEDx: The Bold and the Brave
May 2, 2019,
Columbus Circle, New York City
NACE Conference and Expo
Building a Vibrant and Visible Career Success Culture on Campus
June 3-6, 2019
(Presenter: Closing Session)
Forward Momentum: Culturally, Progressively, and Organically Manifesting the Future of Positive Career Outcomes
December 10-12, 2018,
Los Angeles, CA
UK Parliament, Palace of Westminster
The People of Afghanistan:
A Look to the Future
November 14, 2018
National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Face2Face
(Panel Moderator and Presenter)
November 2, 2018,
"YOU Matter" Design Your Career Crown
(Purpose Series, Part I)
October 24, 2018,
Also by Hassan Akmal
Career Bucket ListTM
Book Launch to-be-Announced!
Foreword by Jullien Gordon
Jullien is on a on a mission to free 300 people than Harriet Tubman. He has fully freed several people through his coaching, speaking, masterminds, books, and execution events. For him, freedom is our birthright and a state of mind that anyone can obtain with enough focus. He defines freedom as the ability to be who you were created to be and do what you were created to do.
That’s why he created TheFreedomSchooI.com, an online university that teaches business and life skills to professionals to help them increase their degrees of freedom in life and at work. The Freedom School is committed to liberation arts, not just liberal arts education. He believes that the entrepreneurial mindset is the most valuable skill given today’s Entrepre-New-Reality. In this Entrepre-New-Reality, we are all already entrepreneurs. An employee is simply an entrepreneur with one big client—their employer.
Jullien Gordon is a 6-time author, 5-time TED speaker, and has been featured on MSNBC and Fox and in Forbes and INC Magazine. He earned his MBA and Masters in Education from Stanford University, and received his BA from UCLA in 3 years. Jullien is originally from Oakland, California and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Pam, and his daughter, Jada. Find out more at www.julliengordon.com.