About

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.

Our VISION

To implement innovative programming that prepares Benedict College students for lifelong success in diverse local and global communities. 

Our MISSION 

To transform student scholars into career-oriented, civic-minded,  professionally qualified talent who represent #TheBESTofBC.

 

"What a remarkable time we live in and what an especially exciting time to be a student! You really can do anything or be anything, If you have the imagination and the desire."

Program Staff

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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. 

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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.

Mrs. Padgett obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of South Carolina Aiken and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership at Walden University and a earned a certificate in Higher Education Leadership for Student Success from Walden University in 2017. She is a member of the Pi Theta Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho, Sorority Inc. 
 

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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

Make 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