Wall Street Journal features WFU

The Wall Street Journal prominently featured Wake Forest for its national leadership in making personal and career development a mission-critical component of the college experience.

The article, “Colleges Get Career-Minded,” appeared the day after commencement. It highlighted the relevance of Wake Forest’s Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise minor in today’s job market, the importance of engaging faculty in preparing students for life after college, and the demand for an ongoing national conversation as evidenced by the recent “Rethinking Success” conference on campus.

Andy Chan, Vice President for Personal and Career Development, and Lesley Gustafson (’12), a political science-computer science double major, were quoted in the article, which appeared on page A3.

Additionally, President Nathan Hatch was featured in a related WSJ blog post about the relevance of liberal arts to CEOs.

“The transition from college to career has always been difficult for students, and the world of work has been fundamentally transformed,” Hatch said. “I’m honored that The Wall Street Journal publicly recognized Wake Forest as a leader in creating a supportive ‘college-to-career’ community of faculty, parents and advisors. We believe personal and career development are integral in guiding and inspiring our students to lead lives of purpose.”

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