Christendom College recently hired Colleen Harmon as its director of career and leadership development. A former aide in the U.S. House of Representatives, Harmon will bring her innate knowledge of working in Washington, D.C., and other high-level work locations to her role in the career office, helping students find on and off-campus internships, jobs, and working with them to discover their vocations while studying at Christendom.
“Colleen’s exceptional background in politics and policy think tanks will help bring a new level of expertise and enthusiasm to the college’s career office, ultimately helping students along every step of the way in discerning their God-given vocations. I’m delighted to have her join our team,” says vice president for enrollment Tom McFadden who will be working closely with Harmon as she transitions into this important role.
A member of Christendom’s class of 2013, Harmon earned her B.A. in English language and literature. While an undergraduate, Harmon took on a wide variety of roles, including serving on the student activities council, volunteering as a member of the philanthropy board, and working as a resident assistant, a student ambassador, and as a counselor for the Experience Christendom Summer Program. Her passion to serve others and her ability to multitask landed her top positions in Washington, D.C., post-graduation.
In her new role as director of career and leadership development, Harmon will be the gateway for the students into the job market, assisting them with resumes, cover letters, and more. With her wide-range of connections, Harmon will also be able to assist students with finding internships and other jobs for both during and after college. She will also work with area businesses and nationally ranked graduate schools to help make connections for our students and alumni, enabling them to have better success in their post-graduation pursuits.
Harmon succeeds Greg Monroe, who served the college exceptionally for two years and shaped the career office into the thriving entity that it is today.
“Greg took the career office in exciting new directions during his time here, making it easier for students to apply for graduate school, find internships both on and off-campus, and more. We wish him the best as he undertakes his new adventure as one of the youngest diocesan principals in the United States,” says McFadden.