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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Coronavirus Pandemic Workforce Changes That Will Stick Around During 2021

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

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

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. …

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
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Sisterhood at Work | Women Supporting Women

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 …

By Lakshmi Hutchinson - Idealist Careers
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Highly Successful Companies Founded During a Recession

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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Starting a New Job Remotely Can Be Scary—Here’s How to Impress Everyone Right Off the Bat

As if starting a new job wasn’t already daunting enough, you may now be faced with the challenge of starting a new job remotely, without ever meeting your colleagues in person. This might be happening during the coronavirus pandemic—and hey, …

By Kate Bratskeir - The Muse
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16 Work-From-Home Accessories and Other Things That Make Life a Little Easier (Because We Could All Use Some Help)

As is true for so many, the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic marked a huge change in my day-to-day life: My tiny 400-square-foot apartment, which had just enough room for a loveseat, a small table, and a folding chair‚ suddenly …

By Rebeca Piccardo - The Muse
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8 Signs You Aced That Job Interview (and 4 Signs You Didn’t)

You just wrapped up a job interview for a role you’re excited about. You think it went well. But wait, did it?

Now that you’ve had some time to take a breath and reflect on that conversation, the confusion and …

By Kat Boogaard - The Muse
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How to Write Professional Emails That Get the Results You Want

People get dozens, hundreds, or even thousands of emails (let’s not even talk about how many unread emails are sitting in my inbox right now) and it’s easy to miss—or just plain ignore—them on a scroll. So when you’re writing …

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The Value of Mentorship: Creating Opportunities for People of Color

Illustrated by Marian Blair

Mentoring can play a crucial role in our professional success, and this is especially true for people of color. Due to the disparity in diversity of representation within leadership combined with a lack of access to …

By Dr. Waajida L. Small - Idealist Careers
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What Interviewers Really Want to Hear When They Ask “What Can You Bring to the Company?”

“What can you bring to the company?” is an interview question that cuts to the core of what you’re doing in any job interview. The goal is simple: convince your interviewer that they want you to work there. And why …

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