BSCI’s New Career Advisor
CADC’s Lindsey Motley has taken on a new role as the Career Services Specialist for the McWhorter School of Building Science. Beginning her career at Auburn University as an Academic Advisor for the College of Architecture, Design and Construction, Lindsey says she enjoyed helping students navigate the sometimes-stressful journey to graduation. “I really enjoyed the opportunity to get to know many of the students individually,” she says. Academic Advising in the CADC is somewhat unique in that it is required for all students. This helps create more of the close-knit relationships that the CADC is known for.
In her new position in the McWhorter School, Lindsey acts primarily as the liaison between Building Science students/faculty and employers/industry partners. “Building and maintaining those relationships is crucial. The industry is booming, and there are currently more positions available than there are students to fill them. I’m excited to help our students look for the right opportunities for them and get set up for the future.”
A native of Alpharetta, GA, Lindsey grew up with an interest in the construction world. “My dad is a residential home builder, so building has always been near and dear my heart.” She graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Secondary English Education and moved back to Georgia to teach for several years. Eventually, she decided to return to Auburn with her now-husband, Matthew. “Going from teaching to advising to career advising—there’s so much overlap,” she says. “I love our students, and I love our program. I know I’m a little biased, but I think we have one of the best on campus.”