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Berkeley College alumna Lois Lezuabah

Graduate Combines Passion for Healthcare and Business through Career at Johnson & Johnson

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Berkeley College alumna Lois Lezuabah

 

“I wanted to major in a subject that combined my two passions – healthcare and business,” said Lois Lezuabah, on what initially inspired her to attend Berkeley College. Taking classes both online and on-site, Ms. Lezuabah welcomed every opportunity she could to combine her two passions and sharpen her independent thinking skills. By the time she graduated in April 2016 with a B.S. in Health Service Management, she had already secured herself a position at Johnson & Johnson.

A resident of Somerset, NJ, Ms. Lezuabah held numerous roles and internships at companies such as Audi USA and L’Oreal, Inc. while attending classes, and was also a member of Berkeley College’s Online Student Advisory Board and a mentor in the Peer Mentorship Program. In July 2015, she joined Johnson & Johnson through the company’s Customer Logistics Services College Over-Hire program, where high-performing students are vetted for full-time placement upon graduation. She worked in the Customer Logistics Services as an Export Center of Excellence Analyst before transitioning to the Logistics, Strategic and Analytics department.

Today, Ms. Lezuabah is an Inbound Customer Logistics Analyst for Johnson & Johnson. In this role, she collaborates with various customer logistics partners to ensure the timely and efficient flow of materials into its North American consumer distribution centers. “I was determined to have professional experience within Johnson & Johnson, so much so that I applied for a co-op internship for about two years straight before getting an opportunity,” she said.

Ms. Lezuabah balanced both professional and school work while also giving back to her community. In 2015, as a member of the Berkeley College Honors Program, she was honored with the Honors Service Award for volunteering more than 700 hours. She donated her time through preaching work and participating in walk-a-thons such as the Children’s Specialized Hospital’s Walk N Roll 5K. “My motive for paying it forward has never included recognition. It’s simply about doing the right thing,” she said.

"Distance learning has really played a part in my professional goals," says Berkeley College Online student Lois Lezuabah.

Berkeley College 85th anniversary success story
Up Close with Lois Lezuabah

What does success mean to you?

I see my success to be all-encompassing. I personally don’t measure success by standards based on perceived intelligence and monetary dominance. I measure success by inner happiness and contentment in the following pillars: sense of purpose, family and love, work and employment, and community and philanthropy.

What initially inspired you to enroll in Berkeley College?

Berkeley College not only had a very established Health Service Management program, but also offered me a competitive, fast-paced, supportive, and flexible platform to learn.

How did Berkeley College prepare you for success?

Berkeley College taught me not only how to learn, but also how to think independently – challenging the status quo.

In which way(s) do you see yourself being successful in the future?

I see myself continuing to learn through various channels and using my knowledge to make the world a better place.

What advice would you offer today’s college-bound students?

Choose a major that not only inspires and drives you, but challenges you as well. Majoring in a subject that drives you to challenge the status quo and think independently for yourself will mold you into the person you aspire to be. Money should not be the motive for choosing a major, because money will follow those who are passionate independent thinkers.

What was your most memorable moment at Berkeley College?

Graduation at the Prudential Center. Seeing all the hard work and dedication pay off was the most memorable moment for me at Berkeley College. Interestingly enough, it was the idea of having an experience so memorable that propelled me to keep going during difficult times to complete my degree. This was not just by completing assignments and taking tests, but through a completely immersive learning experience that will be utilized in my real-work endeavors and real-life experiences and aspirations.

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