Liz Lierman

Executive Director, Career Development Center; Interim Executive Director of the Alumnae Association

Liz Lierman directs the Career Development Center at Mount Holyoke College. She leads a growing CDC that prepares students to navigate through careers that will include transitions and positions that don’t yet exist; provides opportunities for students to connect with employers and alumnae in a variety of fields; and helps students connect their academic experiences with their plans for the future.

A dedicated advocate for the liberal arts, Lierman previously founded the first Career Services office for Bard College at Simon's Rock, and managed career development programs for Oberlin College. She has served on national committees through the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) for four years, including her current role with the Principles for Professional Practice Committee, and is an alumna of the NACE Leadership Advancement Program. Lierman has presented at conferences and as an invited speaker and trainer, and her career development advice has appeared in publications including Forbes and Career Convergence.

Lierman holds master’s degrees in social work and nonprofit management from Case Western Reserve University, and a bachelor’s degree in psychology with a concentration in women’s and gender studies from Williams College. No stranger to transitions and evolving careers, Lierman worked in outdoor education with Outward Bound before specializing in career development, and still loves to spend time outdoors.

Recent Campus News

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Lierman named interim director

Liz Lierman has been named interim executive director of the Alumnae Association. 

Edith Amoafoa-Smart ’19

Making internships happen for everyone

Mount Holyoke gives funding to students so that they can take unpaid internships, Edith Amoafoa-Smart ’19 and Liz Lierman told ABC 30 Action News.

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MHC study emphasizes benefits of Lynk funding

A Mount Holyoke team’s recent study stressed the benefits of the Lynk internship program and its implications on undergraduate career outcomes.

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The internship stepping stone

Mount Holyoke College research shows that the keys to successful career advancement are grade point average and internships — the more, the better.

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