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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Virtual Graduate School Fair! Get Ready Now!

Virtual Graduate School Fair! Get Ready Now!
Got Graduate School on the Brain?

If you are a student considering graduate school, then you should think about attending the Virtual Graduate School Fair. The fair will be held on Thursday, November 5th from 11-2:30pm and we have over …
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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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Debunking the Myth: What It’s Really Like to Work at a Nonprofit Organization

Debunking the Myth: What It's Really Like to Work at a Nonprofit Organization

There are many misconceptions when it comes to working at a nonprofit organization. Students often have an interest in the nonprofit sector which stems from a passion for a specific content area or from a lifetime of volunteering and engaging …

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Gaining Experience and Making Connections in a Virtual Environment

Gaining Experience and Making Connections in a Virtual Environment
It’s hard enough taking classes from home, but you also live there, eat there and sleep there; that is a lot happening at home!
It’s important to lean into the people, services and resources that the University has to offer, …
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Tips For A Great Shadowing Experience

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Shadowing is the sneak peak that lets pre-medical students decide whether they want to see the whole film.

A pre-medical student has very few opportunities to see the practice of medicine before applying to medical school. The pre-medical coursework …

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Exploring Careers? Connect with these Employers at the Virtual Job & Internship Fair!

Exploring Careers? Connect with these Employers at the Virtual Job & Internship Fair!

We’re so excited to host Binghamton University’s first Virtual Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, Sept. 10! With 90+ organizations registered, you might be a little overwhelmed when it comes to deciding which employer sessions to attend, so hopefully our …

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Exploring Career Options through Internship Experiences

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Exploring Career Options through Internship Experiences

For students who aren’t sure what career they might be interested in, gaining experience is a good way to determine what you like and don’t like about an industry or role.

Finding an internship …

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Share Your Passion During an Interview

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Share Your Passion During an Interview

Preparing for an interview is an important step of the job and internship search. When you are applying to a nonprofit or education related role, it’s incredibly important that you share your passion for …

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Got Numbers on the Brain? Find a Cause that Leverages Your ‘C’ Traits!

Got Numbers on the Brain? Find a Cause that Leverages Your ‘C’ Traits!

 

Got Numbers on the Brain? Find a Cause that Leverages Your ‘C’ Traits!

We all have different skills and interests, and sometimes it’s hard to figure out how to put them into action. Are you someone who LOVES numbers, …

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