Personal and Career Development Archive


Celebrating 10 years: WFU leads career development into the next decade

January 30, 2020  |   Faculty, Personal and Career Development, Staff, Student, Top Stories

Each year, first-year students write their career interests on colorful paper airplanes and launch them in Wait Chapel during a New Deac Week session led by the Office of Personal and Career Development team. The activity marks the end of the career portion of orientation and the beginning of their college-to-career journeys.


WFU connects diverse students with the employers who need them

September 5, 2019  |   Community in Progress, Events, Personal and Career Development, Staff, Student, Top Stories

Employers and colleges have parallel challenges. Employers want to bring diverse candidates into their organizations. Colleges want to help these students get there. But, of the nearly 17 million undergraduate college students nationwide, 80% bypass their school’s career centers for advice on networking and finding jobs.


WFU Awards and Recognitions Briefs

June 14, 2019  |   Personal and Career Development, Recognition, Top Stories, University Announcement

The WFU Awards and Recognitions briefs celebrate milestones of faculty, staff and students at Wake Forest.


How to win big with summer interns

March 14, 2018  |   Mentoring, Personal and Career Development, Student, Top Stories

The tight labor market combined with a positive economic outlook are making recruiting, hiring and retaining top talent more challenging. Summer internships for college students are win-win when organizations teach students about their work environment and test-drive potential hires.


Commencement story ideas from Wake Forest

May 2, 2017  |   Commencement, Events, Media Advisory, Personal and Career Development

Experts available on job trends and mentoring new grads in the workplace. 2017 graduates include a first-gen from the neighborhood that made headlines for Freddie Gray’s death and a blind student who never let her lack of sight keep her from succeeding.


98% of 2016 WFU grads employed or in grad school, new data shows

March 27, 2017  |   Admissions, Alumni, Personal and Career Development, Student, Top Stories

New First Destination data collected by the Office of Personal and Career Development show that 98 percent of the Wake Forest undergraduate class of 2016 are either employed or in graduate school (based on a 91 percent knowledge rate).


New report underscores WFU’s approach to career development

December 13, 2016  |   Personal and Career Development, Staff, Student, Top Stories

A new report affirms Wake Forest University’s leadership in transforming the traditional, outdated concept of “career services” into a holistic, four-year approach to personal and career development.

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End an internship with a bang, not a whimper, to land a full-time job

August 8, 2016  |   Personal and Career Development, Staff

The gap in job offer rates between students with internship experience and those without grew from 12.6 percent in 2011 to 20 percent in 2015. Even if you perform well in an internship, turning the role into a full-time position depends on making a memorable exit. Here’s how…


WFU students named to Kemper Scholars Program

May 25, 2016  |   Admissions, Personal and Career Development, Recognition, Thrive / Wellbeing

Wake Forest University students Morgan Briggs and Taylor Hodges have been selected from a group of national finalists to join this year’s incoming class of the prestigious Kemper Scholars Program.

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Fewer loans for liberal arts majors? WFU career expert available

May 13, 2016  |   Personal and Career Development

Will non-business majors have a hard time getting college loans if Donald Trump becomes president

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