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The Career Experts

“Becoming isn’t about arriving somewhere or achieving a certain aim. I see it instead as forward motion, a means of evolving, a way to reach continuously toward a better self. The journey doesn’t end.”

-Michelle Obama

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Nikkia Wharton

Communication Strategist

Nikkia is a results-driven leader dedicated to protecting worker’s rights, promoting economic empowerment and championing career advancement. 


While pursing a degree in Communication studies, Nikkia discovered a passion for helping her peers land internships and post-graduation employment. As a Peer Career Navigator, she helped students map out career plans, write resumes & cover letters, and master interviewing skills. 


Empowered to chart a career committed to social justice, Nikkia has dedicated her professional career to federal public service and the legal protection of workers' rights. As a securities practitioner, she has a sharp lens on the connectivity between workers' rights, career advancement, and economic prosperity. 

Nikkia has sat on numerous hiring committees, reviewed hundreds of employment applications, and performed dozens of mock interviews for job seekers. She is a rising career coach and professional resume writer with expertise in personal branding and technical editing. 

A native New Yorker, Nikkia lives in Virginia and calls the DMV home.  

Juris Doctorate

Howard University School of Law 

B.A., Communication Studies

University of Maryland, College Park

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Regina Wharton

Senior Career Strategist 

Regina is a positive, strategic, and visionary leader with a passion for leading in high performing complex organizations. She is a highly accomplished Human Resources Executive who has dedicated her career to being an inclusion champion with a commitment to attracting, coaching & developing world-class talent. 


Regina is known for her change leadership, strategic thinking, mentorship & speaking wisdom! She has worked in the academic, technology, and financial services industries energizing, empowering and engaging senior leadership performance.


Regina is passionate about improving the lives of others, whether it’s through career development, networking and or being healthy. She is a true champion of living a purpose driven life in all way! 


Regina is currently Co-Chair, Goodwill of the Southern Piedmont Board of Directors, Immediate Past President, Women, Executives Board of Directors and member of the American Heart Association – Go Red for Women – Circle of Red! 


A native New Yorker, Regina calls Charlotte, NC home.


M.P.S., Industrial & Labor Relations/ Organizational Behavior

Cornell University

B.S., Business Administration

State University of NY @ Empire

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