Portrait of Jennie Marcha

Jennie Marchal

Associate Director of the Vanderbilt University Career Center

Jennie Marchal serves as an Associate Director of the Vanderbilt University Career Center. She provides vision, leadership, and oversight for relationship development with more than 500 recruiting organizations across the country. Jennie optimized data collection and reporting for the Career Center, enabling the office to better identify successful initiatives and partnerships. This included building out VU’s customized DoreWays portal, a holistic system to track student engagement, connect them with Career Center coaches and employers, and manage the office’s 350+ events per year. Recently, Jennie successfully launched the first Vandy In career communities. She enjoys building connections across campus and has established a Campus Collaborations group to build stronger partnerships between Vanderbilt University stakeholders and recruiting organizations.

Jennie’s passion for collaboration has led her to take on numerous roles outside of the Employer Relations sphere. She served on steering committees for the 2016 Presidential Debate, 2013 Clinton Global Initiative, 2008 Vice Presidential Debate, and 2015 Student Affairs Strategic Plan at the Washington University in St. Louis. She chaired the University’s LGBT Advisory Board 2010-2012 and was awarded a 2014 NACE Chevron Honorable Mention for her SLAM program.

One of Jennie’s personal interests is supporting students pursuing internships. Jennie managed the Summer Internship Stipend Program, awarding $250,000 to over 100 students each year. In addition to merit-based awards, the program allowed many low-income students to pursue opportunities in competitive, high impact roles and industries. In addition to the stipend program, she also established a robust Summer Associates program, bringing together interns from all areas of the University to provide professional development and increase awareness of the long-term career opportunities available in higher education.

Prior to working in higher education, Jennie spent five years in sales and business development. Her roles included Regional Manager for Invasion Tours and Account Executive for KSDK.

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jennie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma and her Masters of Organizational Leadership and Learning from George Washington University.