Lucy Moran, MS.Ed., GCDF

Associate Director, Consulting and Programming

Lucy Moran, MS.Ed., GCDF

Lucy Moran serves as Associate Director, Consulting and Programming for the Career Connections Center at Texas Woman’s University. Lucy leads the consultant team with over eight years in career services in higher education. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Education with a focus on student affairs, both from Indiana University. She has worked in career services at Indiana University, Queens College in Charlotte, NC and as Assistant Director of Career Services at Berry College in Mt. Berry, GA. After taking some time to be home with her children, Lucy returned to work at Frisco ISD. As her daughter was exploring colleges, Lucy felt the pull to return to higher education and to career services and found a perfect fit at TWU. For the past year, she served as Career Consultant for our Dallas campus and is now excited to lead our team of consultants to build a career culture across all TWU campuses.

Lucy and her husband, Wes, live with her son, Joshua, in Frisco where she also serves as a board member/band mom for Liberty High School Marching Band. Lucy’s daughter, Katie, is pursuing a BFA in acting at St. Edward’s University in Austin. The family enjoys hiking and being outdoors when it’s not excruciatingly hot (and it is Texas so it’s hot all the time!); “The Office” and true crime shows are a fun, less physically taxing alternative. Lucy is also an avid reader, and expert napper and collector of craft supplies.

Lucy’s Top 5 StrengthsFinder results are: Empathy, Relator, Connectedness, Input and Intellection. She loves to build relationships with students, faculty and staff and to learn everyone’s unique story.

Lucy is currently fascinated with the works of Brene Brown. “Let go of who you think you’re supposed to be; embrace who you are.” This quote underscores the importance of authenticity in our lives. To truly be happy, we must learn to love ourselves as we are.

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How to Tell if a Hospital’s Culture is a Good Fit for You

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Job interviews are like speed dates that result in marriage.

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How a Targeted Employer List Can Aid Your Job Search

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Student Spotlight: Mary Ridenour

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Texas Woman’s University senior Mary Ridenour was weeks away from departing on a summer long international internship in Mérida, Mexico, when the coronavirus disrupted her plans. As a health studies major, she was …

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11 New Strategies for Juggling WFH and Kids (Because We’re Going to Be Here Awhile)

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For many families, the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic were all about stopgap measures and short-term fixes. One day, it was business as usual, and the next, going to work and attending school or daycare in person were …

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3 Strategies for Answering “What Are Your Salary Expectations?” in an Interview

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When you’re in the middle of a job interview, a question like “What are your salary expectations?” can make you panic. You don’t want to say something too high and price yourself out of a job you want or need, …

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Say My Name | Why Pronouncing Names Correctly is Important

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Most people would agree that names matter. At the most basic level, they serve as important identifiers. We introduce ourselves with them. Sometimes, we even choose new ones because they are more aligned with our identities.

Given their elemental importance, …

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Demystifying Employment Basics: Offer Letters, Relocation, ‘At-Will’ Employment

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Securing a job is daunting enough, and in a global pandemic, it can be downright painful.  Unemployment is at one of the highest levels many of us have ever experienced, the stock market is a rollercoaster, and every day, the …

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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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Work-From-Home Burnout Is Real—Here’s How to Recover

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Kat, a communications consultant and freelance writer based in Chicago, says she’s been struggling with burnout since she began sheltering in place in March. She’s constantly “frazzled and sleep-deprived” and feels worried and exhausted. Her husband works during the day, …

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Here’s How to Write a Resume for Your Very First Job (Plus, an Example!)

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So you’re applying to your first job and you’ve gotten to the portion of the job application that reads, “Upload resume here” or “Email your resume to…” Now what?

Don’t sweat it. Literally every single person who has ever submitted …

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