Employer Relations Manager
Connie joins us with a business administration background. She began her operations career leading a team of 10 customer service / billing representatives with PennCorp Financial and moved to Lulu Enterprises during a high growth period, building their Customer Service department from one representative to seventeen over an eighteen month period. Connie’s approach to operations starts with a focus on clients where quality of service is a top priority. When it comes to people, she believes effective communication is key, and strives to create a positive and motivating environment developing strong relationships.
Connie received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from NC State Poole College of Management and her MBA from Meredith College.
“You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are & change the ending” ~C.S. Lewis
Bev leads the Career Management Center with an outstanding professional background in top academic and corporate organizations. She has developed a reputation as a results-oriented, creative leader for her team and enjoys working with NC State Jenkins students to help them exceed their career goals. Prior to her time at NC State, she spent a decade in career counseling, program development and delivery, global coaching and corporate relations with another top-ranked MBA program. Bev holds an undergraduate degree in Materials and Logistics Management from Michigan State University and a Masters of Education in Counseling from NC State.
Bev is perfectly positioned to lead the Career Management Center and to serve as an advocate for students given her certifications as a Life Coach, Health Coach, Marriage Coach, and Social and Emotional Intelligence Coach.
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