Eileen McGarry

Executive Director, Career Services
Expertise: Career development, Diversity talent acquisition, Program and talent development, Employer and community relations, Team leadership


Eileen McGarry is the executive director of Career Services at UNLV. With over 20 years of experience in community relations and higher education leadership, McGarry specializes in enhancing professional development and student success.

McGarry provides strategic direction and leadership for multiple stakeholders on campus to mobilize student career readiness and alumni career advancement. McGarry joined UNLV in 1988, directing the Career Services program for the dynamic growing university until 2010. McGarry spent the next few years as Career Services executive director for the University of Arizona and the University of California, Merced, before returning to UNLV in 2019. Since then, McGarry has directed the program for over 30,000 students and 10 staff that drives and supports the university's vision as a Top Tier Research Institution.

McGarry additionally works under the Division of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement, developing and accelerating opportunities for students and alumni that serve a broad based employer constituency.


  • M.A., Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, University of Arizona
  • B.A., Psychology, University of Arizona

Eileen McGarry In The News

Las Vegas Weekly
Higher education is an investment, and the Legislature this year approved more than $74 million in budget restorations for the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), according to NSHE’s website.
K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
July 27 marked National Intern Day, a created holiday to recognize and celebrate interns. Super Bowl Host Committee officials add they are currently recruiting for the final round of interns from UNLV that will work the game itself this February.
K.L.A.S. T.V. 8 News Now
UNLV will welcome a new set of graduates during its commencement ceremonies on Friday and Saturday at the Thomas and Mack Center. Once those graduates turn their tassels, they will start looking for jobs.
K.V.V.U. T.V. Fox 5
For the first time ever, UNLV is hosting a 4-day hybrid career fair to improve reach with alumni and students.

Articles Featuring Eileen McGarry

Students at Pida Plaza on the first day of classes (Josh Hawkins, UNLV).
Campus News | September 1, 2023

A roundup of prominent news stories highlighting university pride, research, and community collaboration.

close up of paper resume
Business and Community | May 26, 2020

UNLV’s executive director of career services offers tips to help new grads and out-of-work industry vets stand out in an uncertain job market.