Student Professional Development Center

Marianne Brigola

Assistant Director of Career Services for the School of Communications

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 professional documents + presentation, and working with students to create a strategic plan for finding jobs and internships. She also collaborates with School of Communications faculty and employers to deliver career-related programs and presentations for students interested in pursing careers in communications industries.

Marianne has worked in California with the Los Angeles with the Elon in LA and Bridges in LA programs, as well as previously serving as a Career Advising Fellow with the Student Professional Development Center. In addition to her experiences at Elon University, she was a Career Counselor at the University of Virginia and a mental health therapist in Wake County, NC. Marianne is a National Certified Counselor and earned her M.S. in College Counseling + Student Development from UNC Greensboro and a B.A. in English from Virginia Tech.

  • Education/Training
    • M.S. College Counseling & Student Development, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greenboro, NC
    • B.A. English, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Blacksburg, VA
    • National Certified Counselor (National Board of Certified Counselors) 2010-Present
    • MBTI-Certified (Steps I and II) 2012-Present
  • Professional Activities
    • National Career Development Association, Member 2011 - Present
    • North Carolina Career Development Association Secretary, 2014-2015, Member, 2011 - Present
  •  Personal Interests
    • Marianne lives in Durham with her partner Tom and a zoo (2 cats and a sweet flat-coat retriever) and she loves the great food and music in the Bull City. You can find her where there's a collection of food trucks, live music + outdoor patio. She is a die-hard college football fan, an avid bookworm and a wanna-be chef.

I can help you with:

  • Resumes
  • Cover Letters
  • Electronic Portfolios
  • Interview Preparation/Mock Interviews
  • Networking
  • Internship Search Strategies
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Choosing a major
  • Career Exploration
  • Graduate School Strategies
  • Personal Statements for Graduate School
  • Self-Exploration/Assessments
  • Researching Target Organizations
  • Professional Etiquette/Do’s and Don’ts of the Job Search