Philip Wilkerson is a native of northern Virginia and attended Mount Vernon High School. Philip has nearly ten years of experience in higher education, including financial aid, admissions, and career counseling. Philip attended James Madison University, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in History in May 2008, and began his journey into Higher Education in 2009. While in graduate school, obtaining his Master’s in Education with a concentration in counseling from George Mason University in 2012, Philip took a career counseling course. There, he fell in love with professional development and self-discovery through one’s own professional path. To further strengthen his passion for career counseling, Philip conducted an internship at George Mason Career Services.
After graduation, Philip worked at Northern Virginia Community College’s Office of Financial Aid as a Financial Aid Counselor, George Washington University as a Career Coach, and Virginia Commonwealth University as a Transfer Admissions Counselor for the Northern Virginia Region.
Philip is an Employer Engagement Consultant at George Mason University Career Services. This role serves employer stakeholders looking to recruit talented students at Mason.
Philip embraces social media engagement by connecting with students and employers via Twitter (@Philip_W3) and LinkedIn.
Philip is married to Maggie Wilkerson, a school social worker for Fairfax County Public Schools, and has two young children. In his spare time, Philip is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity Inc. and is affiliated with the Theta Rho Lambda Chapter and host of his podcast Positive Philter, which discusses career development, mental health, family, relationships, and positive reframing of everyday situations. He is also the faculty advisor of the GMU NAACP.