Office of Professional and Career Development

Marianne McCarley

Director, Professional Development


Master of Arts in Communication 

Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication

Auburn University


Strong Interest Inventory

Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

NACE Career Coaching Institute

The Center for Public Trust Ethical Leadership

Excellence in Diversity Award 2022

I’m a two-time Auburn graduate–I love my blue and orange and Aubie sightings! I spent 20 years in NYC in the marketing and entrepreneurial field and am happy to be back home. I enjoy working with students in all majors, from all backgrounds, and particularly enjoy our Lunch and Learn programs, doing student mock interviews, and conducting workshops. I’m an active member and mentor of Auburn’s T1GER Network and oversee the Harbert Connects mentorship program.  I enjoy meeting new students; I hope to meet you soon so I can help you achieve your career goals.

Career Highlights: Honored with the OID’s Excellence in Diversity Award, oversaw the inaugural AUsome Alumni Day event, coordinated a Budweiser commercial with Zack Snyder while Clydesdale horses cross the Brooklyn Bridge and trained an amazing staff of career coaches, graduate coaches, peer instructors and student advisors.


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