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Wake Forest first-year students symbolically launch their career journeys in Wait Chapel with colored paper airplanes.

Wake Forest one of ‘50 Colleges That Create Futures’

Wake Forest University is featured in “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom” — a new Princeton Review book highlighting the nation’s best institutions.


Careers get real in D.C.

Sixty-two undergrads with 19 different majors traveled to Washington this summer to learn the ins and outs of careers in banking, politics, real estate and more from 40 Wake Forest alumni who’ve settled in the nation’s capital.

Adam Hoxie, left, and Jackson Colvett with Marina Krcmar.

Beyond the comfort zone

Wake Forest’s emphasis on the liberal arts allows two science students to pursue research outside the comfort zone of their majors.

Wake Forest freshman Tatianaide Medina ('18) works with biology professor Susan Fahrbach in her lab.

Pursuit of science

From precious metal-based pharmaceuticals to a queen bee’s mandibular pheromone, two Wake Forest students will be on the trail of new science discoveries as they are mentored in professors’ labs.


Students awarded Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Wake Forest University senior Abdulmalik Obaid has earned the prestigious Gates Cambridge Scholarship, which sends recipients to the University of Cambridge in England to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree. CEO and founder of Dress for Success Nancy Lublin inspires students to make the world a better place.

Changing the world with $5,000

As part of the Leadership Project, Nancy Lublin, founder of Dress for Success and, offered advice on launching startups and leading organizations with the purpose of making life better for people in need.

Ty Kraniak, who conducted research in Ecuador, is joining the Peace Corps after graduation — launching a career in global public health.

WFU grads are launching careers

With 98 percent of the Class of 2014 either employed or in graduate school, the numbers show that resources invested in career development have measurable results. But the first job after college is just one step in the journey toward a meaningful life.

Junior Kali Vicars, studied the painting "Witch Duck Creek" by Joshua Shaw (1820-1821) at Reynolda House Museum of American Art for her Women and Gender in Early America history course.

Art history detectives

History professor Michele Gillespie usually includes class visits to view art in Winston-Salem. This semester, she expanded the idea to benefit both the students in her Women and Gender in Early America course and the local museums.

STEM incubator project partners and mentor, l-r, Jack Janes, Dominic Prado, Paul Pauca and Ran Chang.

Sonar-assisted human navigation

STEM incubator brings students from different classes and disciplines together, fostering horizontal relationships where they learn from each other, but also vertical relationships with their faculty mentors.

Junior Pierre Duncan explains his chemistry research project.

Research Day, a hallmark event

Research Day is a highlight of the academic year, showcasing the personal interaction and intellectual exchange between students and faculty.