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

October 4, 2021
For the first time ever, UNLV is hosting a 4-day hybrid career fair to improve reach with alumni and students.
May 13, 2021
For many "COVID-19 grads," 2020 was unprecedented year filled with uncertainty after leaving school.
April 29, 2021
2021 college graduates are just a few weeks away from tossing their caps and heading into the workforce. Here in the Las Vegas valley, jobs are available. But they may not be what many have worked four years to secure.
May 8, 2020
Many graduating seniors at UNLV are finishing up the last few days of their final semester.

Articles Featuring Eileen McGarry

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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.