Lyn Leis

Interim Director, Career Education

Lyn Leis

Lyn Leis is a 14-year career development professional with significant experience in team leadership, program development, experiential learning, and career in curriculum. She practices holistic and equity-minded career counseling that is grounded in anti-racist, intersectional, and liberation-based frameworks. A first generation college graduate and Westchester native, Lyn is committed to helping Mercy College students discover, develop, and pursue their career paths. As Interim Director, Career Education, Lyn oversees the career coaching, programming, curricular, and educational services and initiatives from the Career Team at Mercy College. Her mission is to provide student-centered service with focus on equity, inclusion, and belonging. She wants and needs student feedback, so please reach out to her at any time!

Lyn is also the current Chair of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force of the Division of Student Affairs at Mercy College, and the current President of NYSCEEA (New York State Cooperative and Experiential Education Association). She holds a BA in French Language and Comparative Literature from SUNY Binghamton, an M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from Manhattanville College, a Professional Certificate in Career Planning and Development from New York University, and is a Certified Professional Resume Writer. She recently completed the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Workplace Certificate from the University of South Florida MUMA College of Business.

Recent publications for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
Diversity Hiring and Authenticity at Work
Reframing Authenticity
Permission to Rest

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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Start Planning for Summer Research

If you’re thinking about a career in research, medicine, or lab work (among others) a summer research experience can be invaluable to your career path. In addition to helping you make career decisions and gain hands-on experience in your field, …

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Check Your Career List Twice!

Winter Break is around the corner (congratulations!). You may be planning a break from classes and/or career planning, but before you do, take a minute to double check these simple things (especially if you are on a job or internship …

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Your Graduate School Personal Statement

‘Tis the season to apply to graduate school, and I’ve had a lot of questions about writing an appropriate and compelling personal statement. Here are a few things to know that should relieve some of the stress of writing this …

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What is a Patient Advocate?

 

 

 

 

Patient Advocates plan, coordinate, and manage all aspects of a patient’s care in the most efficient and cost-effective method possible. They assess the patient’s illness or injury, organize health services needed and identify financial resources available …

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What To Do With Your Health Science Major

Health Science is an exciting major that can lead you into a variety of career paths. It’s great to have so many options that you can explore and test to find the right fit for you. It can also be …

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