From liberal arts education to career

Mercy Eyadiel has been named Executive Director, Employment Development in the Office of Personal and Career Development. In this newly created role, she will focus on building connections and career opportunities for students by developing and strengthening relationships with employers, alumni and parents.

Eyadiel will support the University’s mission to help students discover their personal values and provide opportunities for them to translate their interests in any field of study into a rewarding post-graduation life. “Combining solid academic preparation with significant personal and professional preparation is a powerful tool for helping students find successful paths and is of undeniable value for employers,” says Eyadiel. “I’m excited to play a role in this process.”

Developing opportunities for career exploration will be a key area for Eyadiel. “Through internships, students begin to understand the culture of an organization and gain insight into what it might be like to work there. What I find consistently is that choosing a work environment that aligns with who you are is the most important ingredient to creating a successful and fulfilling work experience.”

When we find meaningful and relevant careers that truly reflect our values and talents, it positions us to participate in “game-changing ways,” says Eyadiel. “You know your value to the organization. Your energy, enthusiasm and passion for your ideas, mean your employer can rely on you to find innovative and creative ways to use available resources, especially in difficult economic times.”

“Mercy will lead Wake Forest to develop relationships with key organizations around the world and generate many new internship and job opportunities for all of our students,” says Andy Chan, vice president for personal and career development. “Hiring Mercy demonstrates the University’s commitment to and investment in our students’ personal and career development.”

From 2005 until her appointment to Wake Forest in July, Eyadiel was director of alumni and Sloan Career Services at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business where she developed resources, services and programs for 25,000 alumni and students. From 2001-2005, Eyadiel directed alumni relations and development at Vanderbilt University.

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