Meet the Team – Tampa

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As the University of South Florida’s central Career Services office, we are the catalyst for excellence and innovation in career readiness and industry engagement. Our team inspires USF Bulls to take an active role in their career development by leveraging engaging programs, meaningful experiences, and comprehensive services, which are provided in partnership with employers, faculty, staff, and the global community. We support the university’s mission of delivering a world-class educational experience to promote the success of our talented and diverse USF Bulls.

We strive to empower USF Bulls to discover and develop talents as they navigate through their academic, professional, and lifelong career journey.

We value:

  • COMMUNITY – We create safe, equitable, and inclusive environments.
  • EXCELLENCE – We lead by providing innovative and high-quality programs, services, and resources.
  • INTEGRITY – We practice and promote honesty, responsibility, and accountability.
  • SERVICE – We empower our stakeholders with impartial information and opportunities.
  • WELL-BEING – We embrace a holistic approach to health for ourselves and those we serve.

Abbey Leier-Murphy

Learning Designer

My Career Journey

I began my career as a K12 educator, teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). I love(d) the diverse cultures, languages, foods, and perspectives the students brought into our classroom. However, after a few different moves across the country and changing jobs, I needed to find a position that provided me with creative opportunities while also fulfilling my growing passion for instructional technology. I began working as a learning designer in higher education, which allowed me to stay connected to student progress and success, as well as find fulfillment in developing my own skillset.

My Educational Journey

Bachelor of Science in English Education
North Dakota State University

Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language
St. Cloud State University

My Personality

Myers-Briggs Type (MBTI)
INFJ-T

Outside of the Office

My Hometown
Bismarck, North Dakota

My Favorite Things
I enjoy garment sewing and snuggling up with a good book next to my cat, Florence.

My Favorite Quote
“At night our fear is strong . . . but in the morning, in the light, we find our courage again.”
― Malala Yousafzai

Contact

813-974-2171
4202 E Fowler Ave., SVC-2088, Tampa, FL 33620
abbeyleiermurphy@usf.edu