Patina Robinson

Patina Robinson

Born and raised in Raleigh, NC, Patina Robinson is proud to call the City of Oaks home and excited about joining The Poole College of Management Career Center team supporting both undergraduate and MBA students.  After earning an undergraduate psychology degree from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Patina continued her professional and educational studies through Pfeiffer University’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program.  In addition to earning an MBA from Pfeiffer University, Patina also holds certification in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Wake Technical Community College. This educational background made a strong foundation for Patina’s success as an adjunct professor at both Meredith College and Wake Technical Community College.  Through a multi-faceted career across diverse institutions such as UNC Health Care, Wake Med, Wake Technical Community College, and F&D Huebner dba McDonald’s, Patina has developed exceptional skills within the areas of customer service, training and development, relationship building, and student success.

Patina’s favorite quote as it relates to customer service: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou

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5 Self-Care Tips to Reduce Job-Search Stress

Looking for a new job can be anxiety-inducing and stressful. But if you take good care of yourself—and follow these five tips—job searching can be a relatively stress-free activity.

1. Be clear about your next career step

The first step of successful …

By Raymond Chiu - Vault
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How to Tell If a Company Truly Values Diversity and Inclusion (or Is Just All Talk)

Employers talk a lot about diversity and inclusion. In fact, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a company that doesn’t say they’re diverse and inclusive. Companies make these claims on their web sites, in job descriptions, and at career fairs. But how …

By Victorio Duran III - Vault
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5 Ways Entry-Level Employees Can Advocate for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Work

Diversity and inclusion have long been buzzwords that companies parade—often for marketing purposes. But in the past few years, more and more job seekers and employees, particularly millennials and Gen Z, are vetting companies by their diversity and inclusion track …

By Anisa Purbasari Horton - The Muse
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These 7 Interview Skills Will Help You Stand Out From the Pack

Having conducted hundreds of interviews—both mock interviews with career coaching clients and real interviews as part of search committees—and seen what the outcomes are, I can say with confidence that getting through the hiring process and landing a job is …

By Lily Zhang - The Muse
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7 Types of Data Visualizations and How To Use Them

The quest for valuable data has turned into a new-age gold rush in many industries. Companies mine information for insights that get turned into visualizations to help an audience understand and grasp the presented concepts. Learning to create data visualizations …

By Sakshi Gupta - Springboard
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The 4 Pillars Of Job Happiness

Everyone wants a career they love and that brings them happiness or at least job satisfaction. But what makes for the perfect job? While there’s no definite answer, emerging research suggests that four workplace characteristics — realness, collaboration, security, and belonging — …

By Mark Travers - Ivy Exec
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Take Our Quiz | What’s Your Leadership Style?

While we may not all be leaders in the sense that we’re managing a team or running an organization, we all possess certain habits and instincts when we’re presented with an opportunity to lead, be it as a project manager, …

By Alexis Perrotta - Idealist Careers
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5 Email Introductions That Make the Right Impression (With Samples)

Sending a cold email introducing yourself can be intimidating — especially if writing isn’t necessarily your thing. After all, you want the person on the receiving end of your email to actually read your email and respond to it, not just …

By Fairygodboss - Ivy Exec
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Is Your Online Presence Hurting Your Career?

For many of us, social media is an integral part of everyday life—and for many employers, a prospective hire’s online presence can be a major factor in determining employability. In addition to reading through resumes and cover letters, 90% of …

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How to Keep Your Team Happy and Engaged

A happy and engaged employee is a productive employee. Here are eight inexpensive ways to keep your team engaged, motivated, happy, and productive.

1. Recognize and appreciate your team

Employees who feel recognized and appreciated will typically be more engaged …

By Matt Casadona - Vault
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