Success Story – Felicia Fort

A native of Bronx, New York, Ms. Fort currently resides in Houston, TX. She is a graduate of Benedict College, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics.  Felicia has also received her Master of Business Administration from Trinity Washington University and is the author of – The Mentor Model: Tools to Building and Sustaining a Healthy Mentor-Mentee Relationship Long-term. With a mission to help individuals of any age conquer and face their fear in Math, Felicia is the founder and CEO of One Step Closer: Finding the Fun in Math, LLC Tutoring. Her desire is to help others reach their fullest potential. She is striving to live up to this mission by being a philanthropist, having awarded over $47,000 in scholarships to college students and adults. Felicia currently works as a Leadership Coach for Amazon Operations Talent and is celebrating her 7th anniversary as an adjunct professor at Trinity Washington University, where she teaches Statistics, Business, and Leadership Development courses. In her spare time, Felicia is a charter member and the treasurer for the DC Collective Club of Benedict College Alumni Chapter and a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

 

Benedict College’s Influence
Benedict College influenced her life in so many ways. However, there were two important things that were highly impactful to her and they are being taught the power of her voice and the importance of networking. Felicia states, “the representatives in Career Services were my best friends, they taught me how to advocate for myself and to ensure that people remember my name. I was able to make lasting impressions when presenting my resume, during interviews, while engaging in community service and service-learning, or when simply meeting with other like-minded Benedict students. The Career Services office also ensured that we were able to interact with external agencies by hosting institutional career fairs and providing me with opportunities to use my ‘career dress’ to engage with the public.”

 

Advice to Current Students
Felicia’s advice to the current students is, “Take advantage of the external opportunities that Benedict College offers whether it’s through your major or another avenue, such as study abroad, internships, job fairs, community events/service, partnerships, and networking sessions with local and national agencies. Don’t just settle on what you see, if there is an idea that you have, share it. You never know where it may take you.”

 

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