Another key feature of spring is that our students are looking for their Next Step – could be a summer job, an internship, or a permanent position after graduation. Deac families, this is where you can be a huge help to our students!
Andy Chan, our Vice President for Personal and Career Development, has a blog called Heart of the Matter. Yesterday he posted this about hiring Wake Forest students:
“Wake Forest students are known for their interpersonal and communication skills, work ethic and ability to deliver high impact results. Career preparation including mock interviews, resume reviews and self-assessments, along with an excellent liberal arts education, makes Wake Forest students very prepared for any work environment. Our students are eager to make significant contributions to their employers.If your organization is looking to hire students for full-time positions or summer internships, please contact our Office of Personal and Career Development.
To make the process as simple as possible, just complete two simple steps:
Your email will be directed to a member of our Employer Relations team and you will be contacted to discuss your needs. We appreciate your time and consideration in recruiting and employing our talented students. We look forward to working with you.”
We cannot overstate the importance of having advocates in businesses and organizations worldwide. By having people who are willing to talk up the skills of WFU students and who are willing to connect with the right people in their offices or HR departments, we can help match the best Wake Foresters to the best opportunities, creating a win for both the student and the hiring organization.
In recent days, I have heard of several students who were looking for a job or a job lead – and got connected to a person who could help them because of a Wake Forest connection (sometimes an administrator, sometimes another parent). So if you have opportunities to help our students, please do!