With 13 years of experience behind her, Katie Mantooth joined Career Services this year excited for new opportunities at Murray State.
Mantooth has worked in Career Services at three other institutions, two of them being large universities. She said because Murray State is a smaller school, she feels she can get to know the students at a more personal level.
“Since I’ve worked at other schools I’ve had the opportunity to see really diverse student bodies,” Mantooth said. “I think it prepared me to serve Murray State.”
Career Services hired Mantoothas a counseler, tasked with improving the office.
Mantooth said she does not want students coming to her only for career advice.
“How do all the pieces of the puzzle fall into place to create a career?” Mantooth said. “You really are challenging students to look into what they want to do. I like having them redirect and find the time to get to know themselves.”
Mantooth believes she will be a great addition to the Career Services team. She has a master’s in student personnel services from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s in corporate communications from Queens University of Charlotte.
Jamie Mantooth, Katie’s husband, was hired as the director of retention programs last semester. Katie said she was excited when she too was offered a job at Murray State.
Story by Lexy Gross, Staff writer.