Associate Director Graduate Career Services
Graduate Student Services - Career Services
Ashley joined Drexel LeBow in 2021 as the Associate Director of Graduate Career Services at the LeBow College of Business. During her graduate program, Ashley had the opportunity to intern for as a Career Counseling Intern with The College of New Jersey and also as a ACHIEVE Center Intern in the Athletic Department at Drexel University, which stemmed interest in returning to Drexel to work with the fantastic Drexel students and community. She began her professional career at The College of New Jersey as a Recruitment Coordinator, assisting employers with connecting with students while assisting students to prepare for interviews for internship and full-time opportunities. In 2012, Ashley became the Assistant Director of Career Development at Moravian College and was quickly elevated to the Associate Director of Career Development due to her hard work and passion for working with students. In this role she worked with employers, hosted events and assisted all students, from all majors/programs with their career-related needs. She also assisted with leadership of the Center for Career and Civic Engagement at Moravian College as the office grew from two to six professional staff which included supervising career peer associates and student workers, developing a social media campaign to communicate events and opportunities to students, developing a strategic plan, and re-envisioning programing for student success. As she envisioned her next professional step, Ashley realized that continuing her education was the next for her career. She worked full-time as a Career Management Specialist at Rutgers University- Camden while pursuing her PhD in Higher Education from Rutgers University- New Brunswick. Ashley has worked closely with both undergraduate and graduate populations, including graduate business students since 2009 using a holistic, individualized approach with each student, group and employer she has worked with.
Ashley finished her PhD in Higher Education in October 2021 and focused her dissertation entitled “Post-Graduation Outcomes for College Students, More than Numbers: A Mixed-Methods Study” on the student experience finding positions in alignment with their goals post-graduation, while looking at race, gender and social capital. She also holds a MS in Counseling Psychology from Holy Family University and a BA in Communication Studies from Bloomsburg University.
Forsythe, A. A. (2021). Post-graduation outcomes for college students, more than numbers: A mixed methods study. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global.
- Provide career coaching and professional development services to students in the Full-Time, BS/MBA, Malvern and dual-degree MBA programs
- Conduct employer outreach within these same spaces to identify internship and full-time job opportunities for students
- Teach BUSN 614 “Foundations of Career and Professional Development,” a career course for full-time graduate students that provides instruction on professional etiquette and career development
- Teach BUSN 615 “Graduate Internships,” a career course for full-time graduate students engaging in internship opportunities
- Track and manage data related to student internship and full-time job outcomes
- Engage in employer outreach and networking events
- Conduct workshops for targeted populations on career readiness topics
- Increase LeBow visibility in the business community
- Collaborate with LeBow and Drexel University stakeholders