Profession: Certified Career Coach & Professional Resume Writer
Company: Career and Professional Development Center at the University of Baltimore
Lakeisha Mathews is Director of the Career and Professional Development Center at the University of Baltimore. She formally served as Associate Director of Career Services at the University of Maryland University College and as Assistant Director for Alumni & Graduate students at the Loyola University Maryland Career Center.
Lakeisha is also the owner of a career coaching business called Right Resumes & Career Coaching, LLC which she launched in 2012. Right Resumes & Career Coaching serves entry-level and mid-career professionals in the DC Metro area and specializes in resume writing, career planning and strategy and professional development seminars.
Mrs. Mathews holds several industry certifications as a Certified Professional Career Coach, Certified Professional Resume Writer, Global Career Development Facilitator, Certified Business and Employer Services Professional, and is certified to teach Etiquette to Adults and Professionals. She received her M.S. in Human Resource Development from Towson University and a B.A. in Communication from the University of Maryland College Park. Lakeisha is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership and Innovation from Wilmington University.
Lakeisha is committed to the field of career development and has served on several national and regional association committees. In 2011, she was elected as president of the Maryland Career Development Association. Under her direction MCDA was honored with the 2012 NCDA Southern Region Award. In 2016, Lakeisha co-authored a chapter in the book Find Your Fit, published by the Association of Talent Development. Mrs. Mathews is currently serving as the Trustee for Higher Education Career Counselors & Educators for the National Association of Career Development.
Lakeisha is a native of Baltimore, MD and seeks to give back to the greater Baltimore community by serving on non-profit boards and supporting workforce programs. Lakeisha has provided pro bono employability skills training to disadvantaged youth and currently supports the Baltimore City Youth Works program and Cristo Rey Jesuit High School, Corporate Internship Program, to provide work opportunities for at-risk youth.
Of most importance is Lakeisha’s client-centered approach to career coaching. Hearing success stories continues to be the favorite part of her job as a Higher Education Administrator, Educator and Career Coach!