We are proud to acknowledge the support and generousity of these great people.
Mary Valentine-Harris joined UChicago Career Advancement in 2007. As career resource coordinator, Mary manages front desk operations, answers incoming calls, assists students with scheduling career advising appointments, and serves as a go-to person for the entire department. If you have a question, you can count on her to know the answer (or, in the rare case when she doesn’t, immediately direct you to someone who can help you).
Mary’s is the first face you see when you visit Career Advancement. She welcomes all visitors to the office, including students, alumni, employers, parents, and colleagues across campus. When you walk up to the front desk, she immediately greets you with a smile that’s a mile wide and makes sure you have everything you need (and, if you’re lucky, before you go in for your appointment or interview, you’ll get a chance to hear her one-of-a-kind laugh).
Mary also makes sure that day-to-day operations at Career Advancement run smoothly. She opens and closes the office, helps students and colleagues troubleshoot problems, and keeps Career Advancement supplied with everything it needs to succeed.
Before coming to UChicago, Mary worked at her alma mater, Columbia College Chicago, where she studied advertising and marketing. During her time at Columbia, she supervised more than thirty students and coordinated a capstone exhibit showcasing the projects of graduating seniors.