Personal and Career Development Archive


Employment in a pandemic

October 30, 2020  |   Personal and Career Development, Student, Top Stories

Every industry has had to rethink and restructure their businesses due to the pandemic, said Vice President of Innovation and Career Development Andy Chan. While some organizations have successfully pivoted, others are still adapting. The good news is certain industries are growing and hiring.

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Job change in the midst of a pandemic

June 17, 2020  |   Personal and Career Development, Staff, Top Stories

The short- and long-term economic repercussions of this global pandemic will be far-reaching and are as yet unknown. But, for experienced professionals who have been considering a job change, or who are worried about what that future might hold, there are ways to prepare.


Forget the ‘i’ word, focus on skill-building instead

April 23, 2020  |   Mentoring, Personal and Career Development, Top Stories

The economy and social distancing are changing summer internships. Here’s how undergrads can get the work experience they need to build their resumes.


Weathering the stormy job market

April 15, 2020  |   Personal and Career Development, Top Stories

Wake Forest’s Vice President of Innovation and Personal and Career Development Andy Chan offers insights into the market for jobs and internships and suggests proactive ways grads can move forward.


WFU recognized for exemplary personal and career development

April 7, 2020  |   Personal and Career Development, Recognition, Top Stories

Wake Forest University has been awarded the 2020 National Career Development Association’s (NCDA) Exemplary Career Center Program Award. The award recognizes a career center program for their commitment to thoughtful, innovative and effective initiatives that support career development.


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.

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