At a Glance
The Career Development Services provide services for students, alumni, and employers. Our services include career coaching, resume development, experiential learning coordination, career readiness workshops, career assessments, field studies, and a variety of other services.
To implement innovative programming that prepares Benedict College students for lifelong success in diverse local and global communities.
To transform student scholars into career-oriented, civic-minded, professionally qualified talent who represent #TheBESTofBC.
Career Development Services enhances students’ personal and professional growth from matriculation to graduation. We offer experiential learning and networking experiences that are facilitated by the college’s business and community partnerships.
We not only provide career skills, but services to ensure that students are career ready. Our focus is on:
The Student, Who are you? What are your strengths? What is your calling (passion) and how does it connect to the world?
Facilitating Interactions: We are here to create an atmosphere for meaningful student interactions where student-employer networks can connect, experiment, and grow. These networks consist of students, faculty, alumni, employers, businesses, organizations, and the community. Synergistic campus employer interactions, i.e. various workshops, info sessions, and advisory councils, provide curricular enhancements that can create intimacy, and more company site interfaces (shadow, mentor, job, internship, coach, special programs).
Mentoring and coaching in a more personalized way: We are here to prepare the student to navigate their path of personal and career development. Post-graduation, the relationship should continue as we serve alumni with lifelong learning, well-being, and mindfulness tools as they navigate their way into a future where their opportunities are endless.
MR. BRIAN LOVE
Executive Director of Career Development Services
Brian Love has spent over 20 years at Liberty Mutual and Nationwide Insurance in corporate development as a manager, regional manager, and director. And the last 20 years as a Director, and Academic Program Manager in executive education and workforce development with The University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, the University of South Carolina’s Moore School of Business, and at the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
At Benedict College, Mr. Love is responsible for overseeing the college’s Professional Career Development and to develop and implement new approaches to a Guided Pathways Career model. Our intent is to integrate career services ( including career mapping, service-learning, co-curricular and experiential learning with employer workforce needs) into the college experience to Increase our students’ career fluency and to strengthen career readiness. After attending the University of South Carolina, Mr. Love was awarded a BA from the University of New Hampshire.
MRS. P’LAURA PADGETT
The Employer Relations & Career Development Manager
P’Laura Padgett brings over 10 years of experience in higher education, Human Resources, as Director of Student Services and Career Development Specialist. Her passion is working with young adults to realize their potential and to collaborate with students and employers to improve career outcomes. Her responsibilities include career planning, obtaining career employment, development of lifelong career management skills, and strengthening Benedict College’s professional and networking relationships.
MR. STEPHON PORTER
Experiential Learning Manager
Stephon Porter brings over 8 years of experience in higher education working within Campus Recreation as a Coordinator of Operations and Leadership Development and Facility Operations Coordinator focusing on facility operations and student development. His passion has always been connecting and developing students for the subsequent phases of life.
As Experiential Learning Manager, Mr. Porter is responsible for consulting with and providing resources to faculty, staff, students, and community partners to develop and implement service-learning initiatives that align with the college’s mission of service and civic engagement. Mr. Porter obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management from Old Dominion and a Master of Education in Interdisciplinary Studies from Campbell University.
Schedule an Appointment
- Sign in to your Handshake account
- Click the Career Center Tab in the top right corner of your screen
- Below the Benedict Banner, click on Appointments
- Click on Schedule A New Appointment and
- Choose A Category:
- Resume Development, Interview Practice, Career Counseling, or Service-Learning Counseling, Computer Use
- Then select among the available times