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Hughes Leadership & Career Program

Faculty & Staff 

  • A Leila Borders

    A Leila Borders Marketing and Professional Sales

    Leila Borders Position:
    Marketing and Professional Sales

    Phone: (470) 578-6960
    Email: aborder4@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 290

  • John Como

    John Como Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis

    John Como Position:
    Economics, Finance, and Quantitative Analysis

    Phone: (470) 578-4758
    Email: jcomo1@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 434

  • Diane Fennig

    Diane Fennig International Business and Undeclared Majors

    Diane Fennig Position:
    International Business and Undeclared Majors

    Phone: (470) 578-4757
    Email: dfennig@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 437

  • Andrew Green

    Andrew Green Information Systems

    Andrew Green Position:
    Information Systems

    Phone: (470) 578-4352
    Email: agreen57@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 490

  • Priscilla Hollman

    Priscilla Hollman Management

    Priscilla Hollman Position:

    Phone: (470) 578-4755
    Email: phollman@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 435

  • Bruce Lindemann

    Bruce Lindemann Accounting


    Phone: (470) 578-7763
    Email: blindema@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 480

  • Robert Martin

    Robert Martin Accounting

    Robert Martin Position:

    Phone: (470) 578-2007
    Email: rmartin@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 408

  • Wes Rhea

    Wes Rhea Information Systems

    Wes Rhea Position:
    Information Systems

    Phone: (470) 578-2678
    Email: jrhea@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 410

  • Michael Serkedakis

    Michael Serkedakis Marketing and Professional Sales

    Michael Serkedakis Position:
    Marketing and Professional Sales

    Phone: (470) 578-2380
    Email: mserkeda@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 243

  • Jennifer Smallwood

    Jennifer Smallwood Department of Career Planning and Development

    Jennifer Smallwood Position:
    Department of Career Planning and Development

    Phone: (470) 578-4754
    Email: jsmallw8@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 409

  • Rey Versola

    Rey Versola Management, Marketing and Professional Sales

    Management, Marketing and Professional Sales

    Phone: (470) 578-2939
    Email: cversola@kennesaw.edu
    Location: BB 437



The Hughes Leadership and Career Program prepares you to compete in today’s challenging job market by helping to define your strengths and prepare for success in your future career. This program is included in the Coles College undergraduate curriculum for all business students enrolling in KSU during or after Fall 2014. 

In our program, you will work with a Career Coach from your major department with years of real world experience and an understanding of the skills you need in your career.  

Tom and Barbara Hughes have made this innovative program possible through their generous donation. 

We are located on the 4th floor of the Burruss Building, BB 431 
Questions? Call us at 470-578-2301 

Office Hours & Appointments

  • Career Advising Appointment Hours:

    Monday: 8:30am-4:30pm
    Tuesday: 8:30am-6:30pm
    Wednesday: 8:30am-6:30pm
    Thursday: 8:30am-2:30pm
    Friday: 8:30am-2:30pm

Schedule Your Career Advising Appointment

We will be CLOSED* 
Labor Day: September 4th, 2017
Fall Break: November 20, 2017 - November 26, 2017
Winter Holiday: Friday, December 22, 2017-Monday, January 1, 2018 

*In the event that the University closes for weather or emergency issues, our office will be closed and appointments will need to be rescheduled.

Program Components 

  • Take this in your Sophomore Year.

    In this course, you will research business majors and career of choice, identify salary potential and entry requirements, refine written and oral communication skills, and begin working with a Career Coach. This course is required for admission to Coles College.

  • Take this in your Junior Year.

    Work in StrengthsQuest to identify and explore talents and develop those talents into competitive strengths, enhance professional communication skills, and continue working with your Career Coach.
    Prerequisite: BUSA 2150

  • Take this in your Senior Year.

    Here, you will identify your personal leadership style, create your personal brand and elevator speech, learn to manage social media, and work with your Career Coach to plan post-graduation success.
    Prerequisite: BUSA 3150

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