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Kendra Thomas, MBA, GCDF

Kendra Thomas, MBA, GCDF

Military Business Development Specialist

Southern New Hampshire University

Fayetteville, North Carolina Area

Completely dedicated to improving the lives of others by building business relationships with "Military Friendly" and civilian employers. If you are interested, and would like to discuss partnering with a university that can help you with your recruiting needs, email me at k.thomas1@snhu.edu, or call me at 888-672-1...

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Southern New Hampshire University

Career Advisor III

• Manages SNHU Career Social Media Team of 4, delegating tasks to increase student engagement
• Leads Blog Team of 5, ensuring fresh content is published on a weekly basis
• Generates new ideas to maintain university brand with each interaction on each social media platform
• Strategic consulting with the Marketing Department, including business plans and strategies involving the SNHU Career Newsletter and SNHU Career Blog

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Southern New Hampshire University

Career Advisor II

•Manages SNHU Career Social Media and Communications Initiative for COCE student population
•Collaborates with different departments to maintain overall student success
•Broadens SNHU Career’s reach for scalability purposes by engaging students and thought leaders on social media platforms such as: Facebook, Twitter, Word Press, and SNHU Connect
•Manages SNHU Career Blog Team of 6 by reviewing, revising, advising, and promoting blog posts through all social media promotion channels
•Services 50,000+ student population on career planning, advancement, resumes, interviewing and beyond
•Manages Social Media team of 4 and facilitates SNHU Career’s presence and traction across each social media channel, including: Twitter, Facebook, and SNHU Connect
•Designs, implements, and follows up on postings and promotions across each social media channel
•Creates and facilitates Career communications to students via mySNHU “Virtual Advisor”
•Provides leadership and training to new members of the Career Social Media team to facilitate opportunities for team members to implement components of the Career social media strategy
•Creator of SNHU Career monthly student newsletter
•Manages and facilitates the daily publication of the SNHU Career blog
•Provides leadership and training for members of the Career Blog Team to elevate team members' ability to effectively contribute posts to the blog

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Southern New Hampshire University

Military Business Development Specialist

Identifies, execute and follow-up on all opportunities to establish new business partnerships

Provides management with market feedback

Responsible for developing new business opportunities with “Military Friendly” employers as well as in the Corporate vertical, strategic partnership acquisition and activation, annual new employer partnership goal attainment, developing 'Go to Market' strategies (new business offerings), such as webinars, hiring events, etc.

Develops individualized business plans to extend and grow into new, different and emerging employer partnership verticals.

Creates Webinars with employers nationwide for better brand recognition and recruitment.


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Southern New Hampshire University

Virtual Career Advisor

•Manages SNHU Career Social Media and Communications Initiative for online student population
•Broadens SNHU Career’s reach for scalability purposes by engaging students and thought leaders on social media platforms such as: Facebook, Twitter, Word Press, and SNHU Connect
•Manages SNHU Career Blog Team of 6 by reviewing, revising, advising, and promoting blog posts through all social media promotion channels
•Creates and implements ongoing and regular career development events including but not limited to virtual career events, site visits, and online communities
•Empowers students to believe that anything is possible through resume guidance, interviewing skills, and career exploration with an 80% success rate


Career Advisor for students in the following programs:

• Graduate Marketing
• Graduate Communication and related concentrations
• Social Media Graduate Certificate
• International MBA – Internet Marketing
• International MBA - Marketing

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Indepndent Consultant

Branding Manager

•100% placement rate for each client
• Strategic Consulting, including business plan & strategic branding development
• Advising clients on formation of personal brands and business structures
• Identify clients personal/professional goals to achieve ultimate career success
• Develop resumes, assists with job leads, and interviewing skills

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Central Carolina Community College

Career Development Specialist, Career and Technical Programs


•Assisted in planning and coordinating the annual career fair, which had over 76 businesses participate
•Coordinated workshops on Job Search strategies, including interviewing skills, first impressions & branding, Introduction to LinkedIn, and resume writing
•Established Career Services on Lillington Campus to include monthly career-oriented workshops, community outreach with employers, and assisting students with job search strategies

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Platt College

Director of Career Services and Placement

•Achieved 80% placement rate increase by building trust with current students and alumni
•Partnered with Senior Leadership to develop and execute the overall Platt College strategic vision and employee engagement strategies
•Organized school functions including staff meetings, in-service training, faculty meetings, orientation, graduation, and special student activities and school events
•Planned and conducted Advisory Board Meetings for Campus that kept course curriculum current for program industries
•Submitted all reporting on a reoccurring basis (ACCSC Annual Report, weekly and monthly employment and graduation reports), to maintain compliance with the Department of Education

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