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Jerry Donahue

Jerry Donahue

Assistant Director, Career Services

Jerry comes to Medill after a long career, 30+ years, in higher education career services. He has been a director of career services offices at Indiana University Northwest, Canisius College, Moraine Valley Community College, and St. Norbert College. His experience as a civil engineer in the headquarters of Navistar, formerly International Harvester Co., in Chicago provided some solid background for his work with the Archdiocese of Chicago as their science consultant after ten years of teaching middle school science in the Chicago area. He also has used his technical background working with engineering and computer science students at the State University of New York at Buffalo and the University of Michigan - College of Engineering.

His involvement in professional associations has included leadership roles in the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) in their Northwest Indiana and Green Bay, WI chapters. He has been co-author of a National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE) formerly CPC monograph on “Small Employers Connection to College Career Centers.” In addition he has been in leadership roles with the Midwest Association of Colleges & Employers (MWACE) including co-chairing both an annual conference and a recent Trends in Recruiting Conference held in Chicago.

His three grown children include one son with a MA from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Mass Communication.


Donahue received his B.C.E. (Civil Engineering) degree from the University of Detroit Mercy and his M.Ed. from Loyola University Chicago.