Whether you are a first-year student looking for a summer internship or a recent graduate who finished within the past two years seeking career opportunities, or an employer who wants to attract the most qualified candidates for the job, the Career Center is here to help.
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Assistant Dean, Career & Professional Development
Kala Taylor is the Assistant Dean of Career & Professional Development. Taylor boasts nearly 10 years of career and professional development experience, including performing in variety of capacities at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and Wake Forest University School of Law. She is also a highly sought after inspirational and motivational keynote speaker on the topics of purpose, meaningful work and the value of work. A Gallup-certified strengths coach, Taylor spends considerable time facilitating team building workshops around the StrengthsFinder assessment for a variety of organizations and serves as a purpose coach for individuals managing career transitions.
A scholar of the intersection between confidence, hope, purpose and the world of work, her strength-based research at UNCG gained national attention as a 2015 Member’s Choice Award finalist with the National Association for Colleges and Employers. In November 2015 she presented on the topic at the National Symposium for Student Retention in Orlando, Florida.
Prior to UNCG, Taylor held several positions at Wake Forest University School of Law, serving as an assistant director of career services and associate director of the office of career and professional development. She was also a certified internal diversity trainer for the university.
Taylor has presented at several conferences, both regionally and nationally on topics such as strengths-based education, coaching individuals towards meaningful work, and the effective collaborative and strengths-based approach between academic affairs and student affairs in student development.
A native of Yanceyville, N.C., Taylor earned a B.A. in sociology from Wake Forest University prior to obtaining both a B.A. in Civil Law and a J.D. from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center. Following law school she practiced at a N.C. regional real estate law firm. She is a member of the North Carolina State Bar, the National Association of Legal Career Professionals (NALP) and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
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Director of Externships
Niya Fonville was promoted to Director of Externships effective July 1, 2020. Fonville, who joined Campbell Law School in 2018 as associate director of the Career and Professional Development Center, also serves as an adjunct faculty member. As Director of Externships, she is charged with overseeing the teaching and administration of the law school’s robust externship program throughout the year — fall, spring and summer terms.
Fonville brings more than a decade of legal practice experience as an attorney for Legal Aid of North Carolina to this position. In her role as supervising and staff attorney, she helped some of our state’s most vulnerable citizens at times of greatest need.
In addition to her professional duties at Legal Aid, Fonville has volunteered as a mentor with numerous law schools for the past five years in helping to prepare students for their careers and serving their community.
Fonville, a native of New Bern, graduated summa cum laude from Salem College and is a cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law. An avid reader, she has committed much of her time to ensure all children within our community have the opportunity to read and foster a love of books. She volunteers weekly with Read and Feed and hopes to one day operate her own Book Mobile.
Fonville is also a member of the Wake County Bar Association’s Public Service and Bar Awards Silent Auction Committees, the Capital City Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Association of Black Lawyers, and the North Carolina Bar Association’s Minorities in the Profession (Co-Chair) and Pro Bono committees.
Grace Roede joined Campbell Law School as the Director of the Career and Professional Development Center on Aug. 5, 2019. She has more than a decade of experience with the legal services sector.
For the past five years, she led recruitment and hiring across the Carolinas for global business law firm K&L Gates. In her role as a human resources business partner, she also provided management with strategic HR advisory and support and implemented mentoring and professional and career development firm-wide initiatives.
Prior to her employment at K&L Gates, Roede held a couple of positions in Katten Muchin Rosenman’s Chicago office. She served as the Attorney Recruiting Manager, overseeing the law student hiring process, summer associate program and managing lateral recruiting. Before that role, she was the firm’s Partner Recruiting and Integration Coordinator.
A native of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, Roede is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and resides in Raleigh. Roede is a member of the Triangle Association of Legal Recruitment Administrators (TALRA) and the National Association for Law Placement (NALP).