Local professionals invited to MC networking event Jan. 15

Local professionals invited to MC networking event Jan. 15

Dec. 16, 2014

Local professionals, business leaders and community leaders are invited to a networking mixer for Maryville College first-year students on Thurs., Jan. 15.

The event will be held from 9:15 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ William Baxter Lee III Grand Foyer. There is no cost to attend.

“In order to gain employment, it is essential to build strong networks and connections to create work opportunities,” said Christy McDonald, director of career resources at Maryville College. “Networking is a vital skill, and the mixer will allow students to network with professionals and other career-minded individuals. Students will be prepared to practice their networking skills with those who are already proficient in this ability.”

The event is part of a new comprehensive career preparation program, “Maryville College Works,” which is designed to deliver a transformative educational experience that bridges the classroom and the workplace. Launched in the fall of 2014 and integrated into the College’s four-year, liberal arts curriculum, the program delivers career preparation, professional experience and mentoring to all MC students.

The 2014-15 academic year is the foundational year for the program, and first-year students are working on discovering their personal strengths, deciding on a major, exploring career paths and developing their four-year graduation plan. This year’s freshman class, the Class of 2018, is the first class to participate in the program.

To RSVP for the event, please email McDonald at christy.mcdonald@maryvillecollege.edu by Jan. 6 and indicate the time you plan to attend. For more information, please email partnerships@maryvillecollege.edu or call 865.273.8851.

By Chloe Kennedy, Assistant Director of Communications


Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200  students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”