Q&A with Amy Donald from Career Services

Amy Donald picture (1)by Taylor Baird
Executive Staff

Q: What is your job in Career Services?
A: Interim Internship Coordinator filling in for Elizabeth Wilson this semester.

Q: How did you discover you like this type of work?
A: I was a grant writer and NonProfit administrator before moving to Sewanee. I have always loved connecting people with their interests and skills and helping them find a place that best utilizes those skills. Ironically, after Elizabeth Wilson did the StrenghFinders workshop with the seminary spouses, I rushed home to find out more about training to be a StrengthsFinder facilitator. A year later, this position opened.

Q: What brought you to Sewanee?
A: My husband, Seth Donald, is a Middler at the School of Theology and we are from the Diocese of Western Louisiana.

Q: What do you like most about working in the Career Services office?
A: The energetic and caring staff and being able to work one on one with the students. I am impressed with the hardwork, aspirations and kindness of Sewanee students. Sewanee has excellent connections with the business community, alumni, and parents. The Sewanee network continues to grow expanding even more opportunities to our graduates and future graduates.

Q: Hometown?
A: Shreveport, LA.

Q: Favorite movie?
A: Steel Magnolias which was filmed in Natchitoches, LA.

Q: Hobbies?
A: Going on hikes and on walks, especially around this beautiful Domain, spending time with my three daughters and husband, and cooking.

Q: Favorite Band?
A: Dave Matthews/Harry Connick Jr.

Q: What is your favorite spot on the Domain?
A: Morgan’s Steep.

Q: Who is your biggest inspiration?
A: I meet people every day who inspire me! I am inspired by the positivity of a cashier at the grocery store, teachers who give of themselves everyday for children who are not their own, John McCardell when he gives one of his eloquent speeches, Alumni who presented at Beyond The Gates, students at the School of Theology for their strong faith and sacrifice. My list is endless.