Shannon Kontalonis

Employer Accounts and Events Manager

Shannon serves as an Employer Accounts and Events Manager in the UVA Career Center. This role involves working with employers in the finance and real estate sectors to help make meaningful connections through strategic recruitment planning and partnerships. Shannon coordinates and executes logistics for on Grounds interviews, employer events, and career fairs.

Before joining the UVA Career Center, Shannon was a planner for educational events throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. She worked directly with vendors, educators, and students to ensure the programs were engaging and executed flawlessly. Her background also includes experience as a flight attendant and elementary school teacher. Due to her varied experiences, Shannon is passionate about connecting employers with students as they are first embark upon their journey in the workforce.

Lifetime Virginian, Shannon attended James Madison University and earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Education. Outside of work she can be found baking wedding cakes or debating the details of a famous true crime case with friends. Shannon lives in Charlottesville with her husband, Chris, and extremely temperamental dog, Dexter (that’s what she gets for naming him after a factitous serial killer tv show).

Education: 
James Madison University, B.S. Interdisciplinary Liberal Studies – Early Childhood Education

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Shannon Kontalonis

Shannon Kontalonis

Employer Accounts and Events Manager
434-924-0603