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Linda M. Whited, NCC

Career Development Professional

Work experience

2016-07Present

Career Coach

Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC

Winston-Salem, NC Career Coach Establish career coaching services for 900 Master's and PhD students in a new position

Create strategic plan for career and professional development for 17 graduate programs Develop original programming to deliver to students

2016-052016-08

Research Associate for the Bryan School (contract)

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC

Researched best practices of AACSB Business Schools on standards and processes of instilling professionalism and job readiness skills in their graduates

Proposed plan for implementing a professional development program which included overall strategic plan, communication plan, hiring needs, suggested competencies for the program, recommendations on software for tracking effectiveness, and timeline for scaling it to all undergraduate students

2013-122016-04

Associate Director of Education and Programs

Career Services Center, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Advised and counseled students one-on-one in major choice, job search tactics, graduate school admission, and career decision-making processes applying theoretical models of career counseling

Co-developed innovative Career Specialist Training to provide new skill sets on career theory, techniques, and strategies to faculty and staff; intention is to expand the scope of the office to positively affect retention of students and overall career development; currently trained 140+

Spearheaded effort to rebrand all services and programs offered through CSC with an overall Career ID model; implemented the integration of model into the academic units and overall campus

Collaborated with various academic advising units on campus to provide comprehensive support

Worked individually with diverse group of students including community college transfer students, international students, veterans, and first generation college students

Administer and interpret assessments including the MBTI, Strong Interest Inventory, and StrengthsFinder

Performed resume critiques, values inventories, developmentally appropriate interventions, and mock interviews

Facilitated workshops and classroom presentations on interviewing, resumes, personal branding, and more

Consulted campus-wide on ways to further integrate career development and preparation into student experience

Served 72% of total student body by our office for the Bryan School, my liaison area (2013-2014)

Served as liaison between Bryan School and the main Career Services Center to ensure cross promotion of employer visits and events; built strong relationships to faculty

Developed a strategic plan of action for all business academic programs which included career counseling activities for more than 2500 students and classroom integration of the Career ID Model

Formed and oversaw Bryan Career Ambassadors, a student advisory board to promote career events and provide feedback to increase buy-in of programming

Interfaced with employers and alumni to represent the university and foster relationships

Assisted with logistics of career fairs and events; represented office to larger campus community

2010-082013-12

Career Counselor, Bryan and Economics Liaison

Career Services Center, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2009-082010-05

Counseling Intern, Career Services

Career Services Center, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
2007-102009-08

Special Events Coordinator

First Presbyterian Church, Winston-Salem, NC

Managed annual department budget of $35,000 including allocation, approval and balancing

Facilitated the creation of new logo and brand map; oversaw all communication strategies Planned annual church-wide events; negotiated contracts, oversaw budgets, recruited volunteers

Fostered atmosphere of cohesiveness among staff and suggested ways to increase synergy

Proposed changes to Evangelism budget to Session and was approved for reallocating $27,000

Coordinated over 200 volunteers including training, recruitment, scheduling logistics, and support

2006-092007-09

Conference Planner, Cru

CRU Int'l, Orlando, FL

Raised over $30,000 to cover year's expenses prior to reporting to assignment

Effectively managed conference budgets up to $40,000

Selected to lead conference team for a 400 person weeklong event after only 3 months of reporting(December 2006); Successfully carried out all aspects of leadership role 

Education

20082010

Master of Science in Counseling

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
20022006

B.A. in Public Relations

Eastern Kentucky University