Welcome to Aliyah's Portfolio Early Career Program Manager, Founder and Chief Executive Officer


Aliyah Benton

Based in San Jose, California and relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina

Aliyah Benton is a driven professional with a passion for recruiting, event planning, diverse talent research, and candidate sourcing. She is from Charlotte, North Carolina and relocating to Raleigh, North Carolina. This website showcases her talent acquisition projects, non-profit business experience, multimedia experience, writing, and design skills. She graduated May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism & Mass Communication from North Carolina A&T State University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Human Resource Management from the University of Southern California. She currently works for Intuit as an Early Career Program Manager in Mountain View, California. She is also the proud CEO and Founder of Thrive Women's Empowerment.

Program Management and Event Planning

Aliyah's main responsibility is hosting Tech Talks, MBA Treks, and campus visits at Intuit Inc. She has successfully planned and hosted 10-12 events since starting in June 2017. She has found a passion for hosting events for candidates and enjoys interacting with students at each event.

Aliyah identifies and coordinates Hackathon events with event representatives. There she is able to connect with student, speak on behalf of the company, and enjoy the different projects students develop and present.

Aliyah created the L.I.F.E. Scholarship program. The purpose of this program is to award five sophomores/juniors in engineering and business departments $2,000 scholarship. The recipients also won a chance to travel to Mountain View, California and interview with the company. Aliyah also created personas about product management and marketing candidates. These are profiles about under represented minority candidates to give more insight to her team members about these candidates.

Aliyah attended the Code 2040 Backwards Career Fair in July 2016 where she was able to represent the company and speak with top diverse candidates about opportunities. She was invited to interview with Intuit about her journey to Intuit and her experience as a candidate. Lastly, she was able to attend the Intuit Diverse Talent Hiring Event where she was able to recruit, network, and interview with diverse candidates.

In the Spring 2017 Aliyah was able to assist in planning Recruitment Celebrations in Mountain View, CA San Diego, CA, Plano, TX, and Tuscon, AZ. The purpose of these celebrations were to bring team members together to celebrate the end of the recruitment season and highlight great memories from the season. She put together the attendees list, room reservations, food orders, raffle prizes, and video. Above is the video created by Aliyah on Adobe Premiere that will be presented at all the events.

Founder and Chief Executive Officer

The purpose of this organization is to match early career professionals in the workforce with undergraduate students interested in their career field to help them grow professionally and as leaders through our program. The mission of Thrive Women’s Empowerment is to promote professional development, networking, and empowering women through mentorship. We accomplish our mission by hosting virtual mentoring sessions, professional development programs, and bonding/community service activities. Every mentee will thrive anywhere they go and become resilient when facing any challenge once completing our program. On June 14, 2017 Aliyah created and founded Thrive Women's Empowerment.


  • Design and update constitution and by-laws
  • Lead Recruitment Function and drive the recruitment strategy and recruitment evaluation
  • Actively engage with board members, event committees, and partnering organizations
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain organizations leadership
  • Develop mentoring topics and full body meeting tools
  • Lead and approve all programming, events, and division master calendar with the President and Vice President
  • Lead and collect all attendance, feedback, and engagement with the Parliamentarian
  • Leads the programming, recruiting, and accountability function

Above is our mission, vision, principles, and goals. We hope to grow, develop, and create leaders through our mentors, programs, and initiatives.

At Thrive Women's Empowerment we have many initiatives and programs to interact with our participants. Our mentors are located around the country and host monthly mentoring sessions with their assigned mentee. Our Division Leadership on campus host professional development, community service, and bonding programs based off of the interest of the full body members. The Go Boldly Scholarship Fund is a $1,000 scholarship awarded to one mentee after completing the program. The Envision Project is a initiative designed for Seniors to help prepare for post graduate life through a program and 1 on 1 session with the CEO or COO of the program. Lastly, the Thrive Alumni Foundation is created to assist mentees after the program and to stay connected.

Above are flyers and social media post created by our Social Media Chair and Marketing Function Team based in Greensboro, NC.

Above are photos of our Full Body Members from our North Carolina A&T Division based in Greensboro, NC enjoying our events!


Aliyah filmed, reported, and interviewed for the news package above.

Above are flyers created for the African American Atelier Inc., an art gallery in Greensboro, NC where she was the Marketing Coordinator and The LadyBUGS Mentoring Organization using Canva.

Above is a photo story about the Day In The Life of an Aggie photography and editing done by Aliyah on iphone7 and Adobe Premiere.

Writing and Design

Above is a study abroad article featured in the Spring 2017 JOMC Connection. Also an alternative story and flyer content and design by Aliyah on Adobe Premiere.

Two pages designed and laid out by Aliyah on Adobe InDesign.

Awards, Honors, and Past Leadership

Awards and Honors

  • Intuit Win Together Spotlight award February 2017
  • Career Prep 2016 Bar of Excellence Award
  • Intuit Win Together Spotlight Award Summer 2016
  • Intuit Be Passionate Spotlight Award Summer 2016
  • NC A&T SU NAACP Chapter Perseverance Award 2016
  • NC A&T SU NAACP Chapter Most Reliable Award 2015

Past leadership titles

  • Aggie Impact Scholar Program 2013
  • Aggie Student Ambassador, Undergraduate admissions 2013-2016
  • NC A&T NAACP Chapter Membership Chair and Parliamentarian 2014-2015
  • NC A&T NAACP Chapter President 2015-2016
  • The LadyBUGS Mentoring 2nd Vice President 2014-2015
  • The LadyBUGS Mentoring President 2015-2016
  • The Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Spring 2016 initiate
  • The Alpha Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Educational Development Chair and Corresponding Secretary 2016-2017

Currently looking for a great opportunities to connect. For more information email abenton@usc.edu



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