Marianne Brigola

Assistant Director of Career Services - School of Communications
McEwen - Comm. 109
2020 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244 (336) 278-5869

Brief Biography

Marianne Brigola serves as the Assistant Director of Career Services for the School of Communications. In this role, she works with students in identifying potential major and career choices, connecting them with professional and alumni networks, helping students develop their professional brand through resumes, cover letters and interviews, and working with students to create a strategic plan for finding jobs and internships. She also collaborates with faculty and other SPDC colleagues to create and deliver career-related programming for Communications Students.

Marianne previously served as one of the inaugural SPDC Career Fellows, and as an assistant coordinator to the Elon in LA and Bridges in LA summer domestic study program. In addition to her experience at Elon, she has also been a Career Counselor at the University of Virginia and a mental health counselor in Wake County, NC. Marianne is a National Certified Counselor.


M.S. College Counseling + Student Development, The University of North Carolina Greensboro

B.A. English, Virginia Tech

Employment History

Career Counselor, College of Arts + Sciences, University of Virginia

Assistant Program Coordinator, Elon in LA, Elon University

Career Fellow, Elon University

Contract Outpatient Therapist, Wake County, NC

Transitional Living Counselor, Youth Villages Inc.

Professional Activities

North Carolina Career Development Association, NCCDA

--Secretary, Executive Board 2014-2015

National Career Development Association, NCDA

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, AEJMC

Professional Development

National Certified Counselor, National Board of Certified Counselors

MBTI Certified Practitioner, CAPT