New Leaders at Mississippi College Career Services Office
July 18, 2013
Daniel Mortimer and Jennifer McGill are the two new leaders at the Mississippi College Office of Career Services.
While their duties are different this summer, the two are already familiar faces on the Clinton campus.
McGill is the new director of Career Services after serving as assistant director since January 2012. The 29-year-old Arkansas native also comes to the job with higher education experience at Arkansas Tech, her alma mater, and Belhaven University in Jackson.
Continuing to work in Nelson Hall, Mortimer is the new assistant director of Career Services after serving as an admissions counselor on the Clinton campus. Daniel began recruiting and advising prospective students soon after receiving his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences at the Christian university in May 2010.
“I love MC!,” says Mortimer, a Clinton resident. “I know, love and support our mission and am blessed to have this opportunity to serve in a different area on campus.”
Mortimer says he looks forward to working with McGill, who is “pursuing God’s guidance as she leads this office and our students.”
The Office of Career Services provides valuable advice and resources to thousands of students who will be hitting the job market or heading to graduate or professional school after earning Mississippi College diplomas. The office also hosts a well-attended Career Day every February that pairs scores of employers in the region with job-seeking students.
Jim Turcotte, the vice president for enrollment management and dean of students, is delighted to see Mortimer and McGill fill two key posts on the Clinton campus.
“Jennifer has demonstrated her knowledge of how to assist students in their search for a job,” Turcotte said. “Daniel has been a top performer on the admissions team, and is now taking his talents to Career Services.”
The two staffers “will make a strong team and both have a heart for students,” he said.
Mortimer says he’s got “a passion for students.” It promises to be exciting for him to provide career advice to some of the same students he recruited to the Baptist-affiliated university.
A Madison resident, McGill served as assistant director of graduate admissions before coming to Mississippi College over a year ago.
“Working with college students and young adults to develop them into what they were born to be is what I’m passionate about,” McGill said.
As an MC undergraduate, Mortimer served as president of the Shawreth Men’s Service Club, was active with Mortar Board and was a mission trip leader to Turkey in 2011.
While he’s left the admissions team, Daniel won’t get too far away. He’s got a number of close friends there, and his wife, Anna, remains an admissions counselor at Mississippi College.
Photo: Daniel Mortimer, the new assistant director of Mississippi College's Office of Career Services. Daniel is a Clinton resident and May 2010 MC graduate.