McDonald joins staff in MC’s Center for Calling & Career

July 16, 2014

Christy McDonald was recently named director of career resources in Maryville College’s Center for Calling & Career. She began her duties at the College on July 14.

As director of career resources, McDonald will be responsible for cultivating and maintaining a wide range of individual and institutional on- and off-campus relationships to connect MC students and alumni with opportunities for internships and employment. She will also provide career-related information that supports career planning, exploration and placement.

McDonald comes to the College with experience in higher education, career development and career placement processes. She was a career information coordinator at George Washington University’s Career Center in Washington, D.C., where she delivered career coaching to undergraduates, graduates and alumni; worked industry expos and career fairs; and coordinated the review and evaluation process for new career resources.

She also served as an executive assistant in George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs Office of Academic Advising and Student Services. Most recently, she taught first and second grade at KIPP DC Lead Academy.

She earned a bachelor of arts degree in English from Carson-Newman University, and she received a master’s degree in American studies from George Washington University.

“Christy has a keen understanding about the value of a Maryville education and the knowledge and skills that students and graduates have to offer,” said Dr. Mardi Craig, associate academic dean and associate professor of education. “Her experience in college career services as well as her own rich educational path enhance her ability to guide our students as they seek internships and post-graduation employment.”

By Chloe Kennedy, Assistant Director of Communications


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2014 semester is 1,213.