Kristen McMullen has dedicated nearly 20 years of her life to higher education, bolstering various universities’ alumni relations, spearheading career service initiatives and creating programs that connect students with the resources they need to succeed at the likes of the University of Pennsylvania, Penn State University and Duke University.
Now she’s bringing her talents and years of experience to a new role as director of the College of Charleston School of Business’ Student Success Center (SSC).
McMullen understands that a prepared job candidate is taken more seriously in the competitive marketplace, and is dedicated to assisting students and alumni in becoming ready-to-work, top contenders for the best jobs in business.
“Securing a job is no easy task,” says McMullen. “Especially in a job market that is not always predictable. Success requires organization, strong relationship-building skills and a desire to help others succeed — all assets that the Center will strive to instill in business students on a daily basis.”
McMullen plans to strategically enhance current SSC programming, identify opportunities to increase student engagement and create new services to further partnerships with faculty and employers.
Her vision is to work with the SSC team to take its efforts to the next level. She hopes the Center will serve as an example to other universities that are looking to improve their professional development resources.
McMullen received a Bachelor of Science degree in health policy and administration from Penn State and is currently pursuing her masters in management with a concentration in organizational leadership with Wilmington University.
She will officially begin serving as SSC director on January 3, 2017.