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Dr. Hester Young - BS,MA,EdD
Certified Life Coach
Specialty: Career Development Education



Phone: 843-345-9512


    Dr. Hester Young is an author, speaker, career and life coach, career planning professor, and experiential learning educator. Dr. Young earned a bachelor’s degree in workforce education and development, a master’s degree in human resource development, and a doctoral degree in higher education leadership. She conducts lectures and workshops to colleges and universities, conferences, churches, and non-profit audiences.  She served as a higher education administrator for over 25 years as an assistant dean and director of career and student services, and professor of applied learning and career development, student employment director, student recruitment manager, and freshman seminar instructor, and learning strategies instructor for first year students. Dr. Young has published a number of local and national articles on these topics.

    Dr. Young has delivers local and national conference presentations, and served as a career development columnist, serves on numerous community committees, boards, and served as career development consultant for local television. Under her leadership, several “first” program initiatives which implement to bring the university national recognition, and the Career Center has ranked in the top ten in the nation for student placement in the private liberal arts category. She was one of 35 Career Development Professionals in the country to be invited to the University of Oxford, Oxford, England, to participate in a Round Table Discussion for three consecutive years. Dr. Young was invited to be a Career Development Delegate to China by the American Counseling Association and National Career Development Association. Dr. Young incorporates wisdom and practical experiences in her lectures while operating as a transition success catalyst to facilitate the development of discovering path, passion, and purpose.

    #Graduate School Admission 411: What You Need To Know About the Process
    • ISBN-10:150547888X

    A Passion Driven Job Search: Finding a Career in Any Economy

    • ISBN-10:1468136275

     Path, Passion, Purpose - CAREER

    • ISBN-10: 1491051884

     Developing a Centralized Internship Program at a Liberal Arts University

    • ISBN-10:1505674107

    Women of Integrity: A Classy Spirit after God’s Own Heart

    •  ISBN-10:1469998084

    Living Beyond the Soul: "Freedom to Forgive"

    • ISBN-10: 1536877735

    EdD, Education: Higher Education Leadership, College of Education

              Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

              Dissertation Title:  An Evaluation of a Centralized Applied 

              Learning Experience at a Private Liberal Arts University

              Dissertation Committee Chair:  Stephen Konowalow, PhD

    MA, Human Resource Development, College of Business and Technology

            Webster University, St. Louis, Missouri               

    BS, Workforce Education and Development, College of Education

            Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois

    Publications and Presentations

    Young, H.: Branding and Marketing Your Business, Charleston Chamber of Commerce Annual Conference 2016, College of Charleston – North Campus, July 22, 2016.


    Young, H.: Applied Learning Experience (APPLE), Southeastern Regional Cooperative Education Conference, Sponsored by Virginia Tech. University, Richmond, Virginia, May 25-27, 2016.


    Young, H.: Legacy of Hope, Women of Faith Magazine, South Carolina, October 2016.


    Young, H.: Introduction to Supervision, South Carolina Chamber of Commerce Annual Human Resource Conference, Hilton Head, 2013, 2014, and 2015.


    Young, H.: Evaluation Starting an Effective Internship Program on a Shoestring Budget: Squeezing the Most out of Limited or no Finances, Online Career Services Conference, Intern Bridge, Inc., Acton, MA 01720. National Webinar Presentation, August 14-17, 2012.


    Young, H.: Evaluation of a Centralized Applied Learning Internship Program, Online Career Services Conference, Intern Bridge, Inc., Acton, MA 01720. National Webinar Presentation, August 16, 2010.


    Young, H.: An Evaluation of a Centralized Applied Learning Internship Program at a Small Liberal Arts University, Ed.D. Dissertation, Fischler School of Education, Nova Southeastern University, United States –Massachusetts, December, 2009.


    Young, H.: Applied Learning Experience (APPLE), 11th Annual Conference on Students in Transition,

    Sponsored by The University of South Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee, November 7-9, 2004.

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