Work History

Work History
Aug 2006 - Present

Director of Internships and Career Programs

Queens University of Charlotte
  • Responsible for the operations of the internships and career programs area in academic affairs for a comprehensive university in a metropolitan area
  • Market career center and cultivate relationships with employers seeking interns, entry level employees and MBA candidates
  • Counsel all students regarding careers, resumes, cover letters, career search strategies and applications to graduate and professional schools.
  • Supervise a staff of 4 full time and 3 part-time individuals to ensure continuous improvement
  • Teach World of Work classes and oversee the student learning outcomes for all classes, including internship classes
  • Manage the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) for SACS accreditation for College of Arts and Sciences
  • Serve as the liaison to the McColl School of Business, AASCB accredited
  • Serve on the Marketing Committee, Student Retention Committee and the Diversity Committee for the University
  • Created “Careers in Transition Series” for working adults displaced due to downsizing, mergers & acquisitions
Nov 2002 - Aug 2006

Managing Director

INROADS

·Developed and executed the strategic plans for the organization to develop internship opportunities for talented minority youth with fortune 500 companies

·Developed and implemented university recruitment strategy to locate talent from various disciplines

·Worked with local board of directors, government organizations and community leadership to cultivate new business, leverage networking opportunities, broaden key relationships and maximize INROADS’ presence

·Supported existing corporate clients through the identification and exploration of their corporate culture and business needs, including the execution of diversity strategies

·Coached and advised interns in preparation for permanent positions with sponsoring companies

·Recruited and trained staff for professional positions with the local INROADS affiliate

·Provided leadership to motivate local staff to strive for excellence

·Instrumental in leading affiliate growth to over 23% in 2 years

·Orchestrated an office relocation resulting in an annual net savings of $24k

Apr 1997 - Nov 2002

Director of Health Careers & Minority Workforce Diversity

Wake Forest University School of Medicine

  • Developed, implemented, and evaluated health careers awareness/exploration programs within a 17-county area of northwest North Carolina focused on the recruitment and retention of under-represented groups in the healthcare industry
  • Developed the Northwest AHEC Health Careers Pipeline Project containing 5 structured programs for pre-college and underrepresented students
  • Conducted Health Careers Enrichment and Information workshops for students
  • Recruited and screened faculty and independent contractors for student education programs
  • Effectively designed programs that resulted in 84% of the students being placed into university health career majors
Dec 1996 - Apr 1997

Personnel Supervisor

Olsten Staffing Service
  • Interviewed and screened candidates for administrative positions and place with corporate clients
  • Established and developed relationships with key corporate clients to grow the business of a newly formed office
  • Performed the role of counselor and coach to temporary employees and actively participated in recruitment and retention activities
Jul 1993 - Sep 1996

Director for Career Counseling & Placement

Livingstone College
  • Managed a career placement office, supervised staff, and maintained an annual budget
  • Placed students on jobs, internships, and cooperative education positions with key organizations
  • Designed and facilitated career development workshops for students and marketed services throughout campus
  • Planned and coordinated programs such as career fairs, graduate school fairs, seminars, speaker programs and campus recruitment
  • Taught Freshmen Orientation
  • Cultivated relationships with recruiters and develop job and service-learning opportunities for students
  • Increased placement over 200% within two years
Aug 1992 - Jul 1993

Career Counselor & Placement Specialist

Johnson C. Smith University
  • Placed students on various jobs, internships, and cooperative education positions with key corporations
  • Developed and cultivated relationships with area business and graduate school representatives
  • Assessed the student’s job readiness skills and assisted in the development of career goals/strategies as to enhance the opportunities for successful job and graduate school placement
  • Taught career related workshops
  • Provided career information and counseling to individuals and groups in an effort to effect sound educational and occupational goal-setting based on the interests, skills, current and future job market trends
  • Marketed programs and services that informed university students, faculty, and staff regarding current and projected career opportunities

Education

Education
2000 - 2002

MA

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
1981 - 1983

BS

Tennessee State University

Skills

Skills

Teaching

Event Development & Implementation

Workshop Development and Delivery

Career Assessment & Analysis

Career Counseling

Employer Relations and Development

Employee Development

Strategic Planning

Interest

MEMBERSHIPS:

  • National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • Metrolina Career Consortium
  • Dowd YMCA Board of Directors
  • Diversity Council of the Carolinas (DCC)
  • YMCA of Greater Charlotte Diversity Committee
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Summary

A professional with over 17 years of leadership in career services, skilled at assessing individual’s needs, interests, and skills to develop a comprehensive career development plan: able to coach individuals toward career success; skilled at delivering career advice in a seminar setting; taught career classes and developed curricula for career development, transition and success, including resume writing, interviewing skills, networking, salary negotiation, diversity in the workplace, corporate communications.

Certifications

Certifications

Certificate in Management

NACE