Lexie Avery, MS '15

Assistant Director, Early Engagement and Exploration

Lexie Avery, MS

Lexie is an alumna of Binghamton University having completed her Masters degree in Literacy Education in 2015. In her current role, she focuses on early engagement efforts including the EXPLORE program, Connections for Success and other strategic initiatives to get students engaged early and often in career services. Lexie also manages the Graduate Assistant Program and the Student Staff and Intern Programs, which includes supervision, training and hiring of our undergraduate and graduate staff. With her background in education, she works to teach students how to use their experiences and skills in order to explore and create action plans for their futures.

What is your favorite thing about working at Binghamton University?
My favorite thing is how creative the students are and how passionate they are about reaching their goals. I love connecting with a student and helping them understand how their involvement and passions can translate to meaningful career choices. I also love working with our student staff that work so hard to educate and support their peers through their career development.

What was your first internship or job?
I babysat a lot but my first job was working at Aeropostale in the mall (I didn’t last long there).

What are you passionate about?
With a background in teaching, I love helping students think and engage differently with their experiences. I love the ‘lightbulb’ moment for students when something clicks and action can come from that.

What is your best piece of career or professional advice?
Never put yourself in a box. You’ll always be asked to pick a path or commit to a major, but there are so many possibilities and opportunities to use your unique experiences and skillsets in…so think beyond the box!

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Selecting my Major: Taking the Left Turn from Human Development to Mathematics

Selecting my Major: Taking the Left Turn from Human Development to Mathematics

Selecting my Major: Taking the Left Turn from Human Development to Mathematics

This blog was written by Hadassah Mativetsky, BA Harpur ’07 MS Watson ‘12

I came to Binghamton University with a major but it was dramatically different than the …

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Why It’s Okay to be Undecided

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WHY IT’S OKAY TO BE UNDECIDED

This blog was written by Hannah Sachs ’14& ’16

“What do you want to be when you grow up?”

It’s likely you’ve been asked this question time and time again, for as long as …

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Launch a Career of Impact with Teach for America!

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Are you passionate about dismantling educational inequity and eager to work with students? Attend these sessions to learn more about a rewarding career with Teach for America!
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I LOVE kids BUT I don’t want to teach…

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I LOVE kids BUT I don’t want to teach…

What do you do when you love working with kids, but you don’t think teaching is right for you? Analyzing your options is an important part of exploring careers and I’m …

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Success Skills meets Career Exploration, join us!

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Join the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development and the office for Student Transition and Success as we explore the connection between success skills and career exploration.

Many students don’t spend a lot of time thinking about how to …

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Top 5 ways to be more productive

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Top 5 ways to be more productive

Did you know that Binghamton University now offers Success Coaching? And, those Success Coaches are here to support you with success skills like time management, task management, goal setting, procrastination, and motivation? You …

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3 Ways to Explore Your Career

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Exploring your career can feel very overwhelming! Students often feel pressured to make the “right” choice but who determines if it’s the right choice or not? Finding a career that aligns with your strengths, values, and interests requires you to …

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Alumni Insights with Tiffany Kwark

Alumni Insights with Tiffany Kwark

We connected with alumna Tiffany Kwark and she talked to us about her role as a Public Health Advisor for the New York City Hospital and Health system!

Tiffany graduated from Binghamton in 2018 with degree in Human Development and …

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Exploring Careers in Healthcare

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Exploring Careers in Healthcare

There are many misconceptions when it comes to careers in healthcare. Often students only think about becoming a doctor or nurse within the healthcare field, but in reality, there are SO many options!

Think about business, …

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5 Questions for an Exploration Informational Interview

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5 Questions for an Exploration Informational Interview

An informational interview is an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn about a variety of different industries, companies and roles to educate you about opportunities. When you are exploring different careers, …
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