As assistant director in Kelley Indianapolis Career Services for the past two and a half years, Enjoli (pronounced “AWN-juh-lee”) Brown-Hampton spends a lot of time in the classroom coordinating career development courses BUS X220 and X320. She’s a teacher at heart, a mom of three and she’s named after a jingle you might remember.
Q: You work in KICS but spend a lot of time in the classroom. What do you enjoy about your role?
Enjoli: I’m a teacher at heart. My background is in education and I really enjoy being in the classroom, helping students have those “aha” moments. Especially with a topic like career development where we’re helping them see how to market their potential. Helping students make the transition from college to career is exciting for me.
Q: What were you doing prior to joining Kelley?
Enjoli: I was at IUPUI University College, working as the team lead for the exploratory students, helping those who hadn’t declared a major find their way. Prior to that, I held various academic and career service roles at Drake University, The Art Institutes, Davenport University at Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University (my alma mater).
Q: What’s the most challenging aspect of your job?
Enjoli: Career development is very personal in nature so the biggest challenge is discussing it in the collective, in a way that helps everyone.
Q: What do you do when you’re not at Kelley?
Enjoli: I spend most of my time with my three children – Jaxon, Savannah and Kennedy—and my husband, Lucious. We like to travel and just went to Disney and Universal for my eldest two kids’ birthdays. Also, I’ve just picked up sewing, which has always been on my bucket list.
Q: Your name has a unique story – how did your mom choose it?
Enjoli: I’m named after an old Revlon perfume called “Enjoli.” When my mom was in labor with me, the song from the commercial kept coming on. She loved the name so she changed my first name (Nicole) to my middle named and called me Enjoli. It had its own theme song and even inspired feminist courses by the same name!