July 17, 2024

UMW Receives $200,000 in V-TOP Grants for Growing Internships

The University of Mary Washington has received $200,000 in Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership (V-TOP) grants to enhance internship and work-based learning opportunities. “There’s no substitute for a quality internship as part of the undergraduate experience,” said UMW Provost Timothy O’Donnell. “We are so pleased to have increased support to make this a reality for […]

Jenkins Touts Career Center on ‘Freehling Finds’

Antoinette Carter Jenkins

In this week’s episode, Bill talks with Dr. Antoinette Jenkins, director of UMW’s Center for Career and Professional Development and also director of the Rappahannock Work and Learn Collaborative. Dr. Jenkins describes what services are available to Fredericksburg-area businesses hiring interns, and high school and college students looking for intern opportunities. Watch here.

Jenkins to Facilitate Virginia Talent + Opportunity Workshop

Antoinette Carter Jenkins

The Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce is holding two workshops: Virginia Talent + Opportunity Partnership (V-Top) Workshop: Developing Our Workforce Through Internships. The workshops will be held on Oct. 4, 2023, at Germanna Community College. They will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dr. Antoinette Carter Jenkins, director of UMW’s Center for Career and Professional Development, will be the facilitator. Read more.


Antoinette Carter Jenkins Named CCPD Director

Antoinette Carter Jenkins

Antoinette Carter Jenkins

Antoinette Carter Jenkins has been named director of the Center for Career and Professional Development.

She has dedicated her career to supporting the enrichment of talent through service as a human resource and career development professional in the non-profit sector and academia. For the past 13 years, Jenkins has served the Commonwealth’s talent development initiatives as an adjunct business professor at Northern Virginia Community College, where she teaches a range of courses including Organizational Behavior, Principles of Management and Human Resource Management.

A native Washingtonian with ancestral ties along eastern Virginia, Jenkins completed all of her post-secondary education in the DMV. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from George Mason University and a master of business administration degree from University of Maryland Global Campus. She earned her doctoral degree in human and organizational learning from The George Washington University, where her research interests focused on the nexus between organizational culture and social impact.

Antoinette will be responsible for the effective operation of the Center for Career and Professional Development in service to our students as well as in administrative oversight of the $250,000 Virginia Talent + Opportunity grant recently awarded to the University of Mary Washington by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

“We are pleased to have such an accomplished professional join our team in the Center for Career and Professional Development,” said Associate Provost for Career and Workforce Kimberly Young. “I’m confident that Antoinette along with the staff in the Career Center will effectively serve our student body as they explore what it means to live ‘Life After Mary Washington.’ ”