Mississippi College

Jennifer McGill

Jennifer McGill

Director of Career Services

Jennifer is a native of central Arkansas. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Communication  and a Master of Science in College Student Personnel from Arkansas Tech University, Jennifer went on to work in the Oil and Gas Industry for a subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation for 3 years, doing legal research and handling land title issues.  Jennifer also worked for Student Support Services, a Federal TRiO program, at Arkansas Tech University. Jennifer now directs and leads the Department of Career Services at Mississippi College.  She considers this work to be a calling and spends her days developing students.

In the summer of 2011, Jennifer and her husband Shawn were called to Mississippi to work at Christ Life Highlands in Ridgeland, MS, where they serve as the Young Life pastors.

Jennifer’s top 5 strengths include Developer, Positivity, Belief, Woo, and Connectedness.  

“We are God’s Masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.” Ephesians 2:10

Jim Miller

Assistant Director of Career Services

Jim grew up in Tupelo, Mississippi, and attended the University of Mississippi for undergraduate study.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History, and was concurrently employed for three years by the Office of Admissions.  After graduation, he worked for a time in Charleston, South Carolina as a historic interpreter for the Charleston Museum, where he was tasked with constructing tours of noteworthy historical properties.  Upon moving back to Mississippi in early 2011, Jim spent two years with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi, where he served as an insurance broker and conducted healthcare reform research and training.  Feeling led back to higher education to both further his studies and begin a new career, Jim accepted a job as Assistant to the Dean of the School of Humanities & Social Sciences at Mississippi College in September 2013.  He is now serving as the Assistant Director of Career Services, and is in the process of obtaining a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration.  He is passionate about assisting students in realizing and tapping into their God-given potential.

Jim and his wife, Allison, and son, Henry, currently reside in Madison, and are members of Broadmoor Baptist Church.

His top 5 strengths include: Connectedness, Learner, Achiever, Input, and Context.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

Stephanie Gandy

Coordinator of On-Campus Student Employment and Internships

Stephanie is a native of Ridgeland, Mississippi. She attended Mississippi College and obtained her Bachelor of Science in Communication, with an emphasis in Public Relations. Involved in both the Communication department and other areas on campus, Stephanie had a great experience as an undergraduate student. She served in various organizations, such as the Public Relations Association of Mississippi, Communication Department Messengers and Nenamoosha Social Tribe. After her time at Mississippi College, she went to Auburn University and graduated with her Master of Arts in Communication. While there, she served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and taught public speaking courses for two years.

Since her junior year of college, Stephanie has completed multiple internships and on-campus employment opportunities. She feels this current position is the perfect fit for her and that returning to Mississippi College is like coming home.  She feels so grateful to have the opportunity to work at the university she loves so much. Stephanie’s top five strengths are: Harmony, Discipline, Belief, Individualization and Consistency.

“Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels.” Hebrews 13:2

Andy O'Brien 

Student Associate for Career Services

Andy is a senior Communication major from Denver, Colorado. His involvement on campus includes serving as the Vice President to Kokoa Men’s Service Club and the Assistant Editor for The Mississippi Collegian. In the past, Andy volunteered on the Campus Activities Board and was employed as a resident assistant in Chrestman Hall. Andy also serves as the Vice President for Delta Epsilon Iota, the newly-founded career services honor society. After he graduates in August, Andy will seek a master’s degree or a career in marketing.

Virginia Cook

Student Associate for Career Services

Virginia Cook is a junior from Amite, Louisiana. She is studying to become an elementary school teacher and hopes to teach either first or third grade. Virginia also serves as the Secretary for the newly founded Career Services honor society, Delta Epsilon Iota. After college, Virginia plans to move back to Louisiana and start her career as a teacher. 

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