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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8 Tips to Fight That Zoom Fatigue (Because All Those Video Meetings Are Exhausting)

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If you’ve been working remotely for any amount of time, chances are you’ve experienced some kind of “Zoom fatigue.”

We probably don’t need to explain it to you, but just in case: The phrase Zoom fatigue refers to “an overall …

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10 Questions to Ask in Your Next Internship Interview to Make Sure It’s Right for You

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Congratulations, you did it! You landed an interview for your dream internship. Since you haven’t had a lot of experience in the workplace yet, an internship is an awesome opportunity to get “real world” work experience, figure out what you …

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These Time Management Skills Can Make You a Better Employee—and Improve Your Work-Life Balance

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Time management is one of those important work and life skills that seems to find its way into every job interview and performance review. That’s because recruiters and management teams alike know that an employee’s time management skills can make …

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6 Tips for Successful Virtual Networking, Even During the Pandemic

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Successful networking can open doors to mentorship, professional development, friendship, and career growth.

Of course, things have been different due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Not only are many more of us working from home, but professional and industry events of …

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Secret Struggles of Introverts in Remote Work Environments

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Remote work and work-from-home setups are the new norms in the age of Covid-19. And many employers and managers assume that for introverts, remote working environments are ideal. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Contrary to popular belief, introverts …

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How to Interview with Your Whole Self

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It’s natural that interviewing can sometimes feel unnatural, as it can often be difficult to know “who you’re supposed to be” during an interview. You might think that you need to interview in a certain way and try to be …

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Coronavirus Pandemic Workforce Changes That Will Stick Around During 2021

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The Covid-19 pandemic upended every aspect of normal livelihood around the globe. Things shifted to sometimes unrecognizable extents overnight. In response to lockdown measures, companies have made significant efforts to adapt.

2020 brought WFH front and center. Future Forum research

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100+ Icebreaker Questions—So You’ll Never Have to Think of a “Fun” Fact Again

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How many times have you been in a meeting or new group setting and had to share a “fun”act about yourself? After a while, it gets pretty tiring. If you struggle when put on the spot, it might even cause anxiety. …

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Sisterhood at Work | Women Supporting Women

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Today is International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. There’s still lots of work to be done to ensure that women (and especially women of color) achieve equality in the workplace—but …

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Highly Successful Companies Founded During a Recession

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Over the course of the last fifteen years, the economy has been at some of its highest highs and lowest lows. Millennials are often cited as taking the brunt of two “once in a generation” economic downturns: the housing market …

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