Mary Meany ’83 has joined the Career Center staff as the new dean of career services.
As dean of career services, Meany’s responsibilities will include directing initiatives to, as Meany described, “provide services which support the relationship between academic planning and career planning within a liberal arts environment.” Meany will also work to promote internships, pre-professional advising, scholarships and fellowships, graduate and professional school and job placement.
Meany continued, “In addition, I am working with [the Office of Alumni and Constituency Engagement] and the Development teams and faculty to foster relationships with alumni to identify networking opportunities, outreach events and programs to assist in life after Lawrence.”
The position “dean of career services” was established to bring, according to Meany, “greater strategic focus to work being done to help students prepare for life after Lawrence and to further integrate alumni into our outreach events and programs.”
Additionally, Meany will work with Associate Vice President of Alumni and Constituency Engagement Mark Breseman ’78 to connect current students to alumni in the business world through the Lawrence Scholars in Business program.
Adam Galambos, assistant professor of economics and faculty advisor for Lawrence Scholars in Business, said, “The inside perspectives, the career information [students] get at [LSB] events complement perfectly the liberal education they receive in our courses. As a result, they make better informed career decisions, get better internships, and more satisfying jobs.”
Meany noted that ongoing goals of the Career Center include “increasing and maintaining partnerships with alumni in order to provide opportunities for students through internships, shadow experiences and full-time jobs.”
Through the addition of her position, Meany mentioned that “students will continue to have increased opportunities to explore career choices.”
Previously, Meany lived in Connecticut, working in financial services out of New York. Her career has consisted of a variety of positions in the human resources field. The Career Services position brings her back to the Midwest once more.
“I am excited to [be] back at my alma mater!” Meany said.
The Career Center is located in the Seeley G. Mudd Library, offering access to internships and job placement, among other services including the “What can I do with this Major?” program and help on constructing a resumé.
Meany joins a team of five staff members, as well as six student workers.
According to their website, “the Career Center provides a comprehensive program of career development, experiential learning, graduate school resources and on-campus recruiting that reflects a developmental philosophy of self assessment, occupational assessment and career implementation in the context of the liberal arts and sciences.”