2014 Highlights: OPCD Archive


A roadmap to success in 2014

December 18, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Top Stories

Whether it’s an internship with Intel or launching a hotdog vending business or traveling to New York City to learn about the fashion industry, once they discover their personal passions, Wake Forest students find their career paths.


Accountancy grads rank top in nation

December 3, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Admissions, Audiences, For Alumni, For Parents, School of Business, Top Stories

Students in the Master of Science in Accountancy program have achieved the top pass rate in the nation on the CPA exam for the 12th time since 1997, more than any other university during the same time period.


What can I do with an English major?

October 29, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Admissions, For Parents, Personal and Career Development, Thrive / Wellbeing, Top Stories

Wake Forest helps students answer questions about the connections between major and career — giving them confidence as they meet with potential employers and learn how to talk about what talents and skills they bring to the workplace.


Internship on the world’s stage

September 26, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Faculty, Personal and Career Development, Staff, Student, Top Stories

David Hughes (’15), a computer science major, spent the past five months working on Intel’s Connected Wheelchair Project, which was unveiled at Intel’s annual development conference held mid-September in San Francisco. The Connected Wheelchair Project received international attention as a result of an endorsement from world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking.


Not your ordinary hotdog

May 12, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Student, Top Stories, Top Stories 2013-2014

After graduation, seniors Jesse Konig, Jack Zimmermann and Ben Johnson are taking their dogs to D.C. — their hotdogs. The grads are launching a food truck to sell their innovative Swizzler.


Visual maps provide career direction

April 2, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Campus Life, Humanities Highlights 2013-2014, Personal and Career Development, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

Students are learning to better navigate their career paths by creating vision maps that capture the patterns and themes in life’s most significant moments and connect them to possible choices after graduation.


Building a personal leadership style

March 28, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Campus Life, Campus Life Highlights, Events, For Alumni, For Parents, Mentoring, Speakers, Top Stories

Super Bowl-winning coach Tony Dungy told a standing-room-only crowd that leading people works best when you stay true to yourself — which was sometimes a challenge for the soft-spoken man who made his career in the NFL.


Exploring careers, making connections

February 5, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Admissions, For Alumni, For Parents, Mentoring, Student, Top Stories, Wake Forest College

From Times Square to Brooklyn to Queens, 60 Wake Forest students covered miles of sidewalk and subway lines exploring careers in media, fashion and retail, public relations and advertising, and the arts. Watch videos from the trip and find out what they learned.


Theatre major to designer

January 30, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Admissions, Alumni, Arts & Culture, Top Stories, Wake Will

In the five years since she graduated, Lauren Gaston has taken her acting, directing, designing and drawing skills — combined them with her love of travel — and become a rising star in the world of costume design.


Earning power: majors are minor

January 24, 2014  |   2014 Highlights: OPCD, Admissions, For Alumni, For Parents, Top Stories

A report released this week on liberal arts majors and employment by the Association of American Colleges and Universities shows that liberal arts majors may start off a bit slower than others when it comes to earnings, but the salary gap closes over time.

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