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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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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Building a Community…Leveraging Your “R” Traits

Building a Community...Leveraging Your "R" Traits

Building a Community…Leveraging Your “R” Traits

When I think about careers that help others, I’m oftentimes blinded by stereotypical helping roles. Identifying careers that serve the community and help others spans many industries and types of roles, the important thing …

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Who’s Hiring | 7 Orgs Dedicated to Helping the Homeless

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Check out organizations that are working hard to help the homeless populations in this country. For many of us, rewarding work in a top value as we navigate career choices. Take a look at the great work happening.

Over 500,000 …

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Who’s Hiring? 5 Orgs Working to Get Out the Vote

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So far, 2020 has brought a public health crisis, a renewed fight for racial justice, and an economic downturn, all of which have made it clear that systems here in the U.S. are long overdue for a closer look, and …

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Tips for Career Exploration Success: What I Learned from my Own Exploration

Tips for Career Exploration Success

Tips for Career Exploration Success: What I Learned from my Own Exploration

As corny as it sounds, career exploration is a JOURNEY. You have to pack the right tools for the journey, you might get lost, you might need help …

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Using CandidCareer to Explore Your Career Interests

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Using CandidCareer to Explore Your Career Interests

CandidCareer is an online platform that houses thousands of video interviews with professionals. It’s the perfect resource for those exploring careers!

Check out this online tutorial to learn how to use it for …

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What’s Your Code? Connecting Your Personality to a Career

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What’s Your Code? Connecting Your Personality to a Career

Finding a career that matches your interests, your skill sets, values and more can be challenging! It takes self exploration and research to educate yourself about your opportunities. 

Using Focus 2(an …

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I Want a Career That Helps…

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I Want a Career That Helps…

In my work as a career consultant, I hear students quite frequently expressing their interest in pursuing a career that helps people. ‘Helping people’ isn’t necessarily a career field but instead the way in …

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