Reminders and To-Dos

It’s the home stretch of the semester – and most of our students have an enormous case of Spring Fever – so it might be a good time for a couple of reminders, to-do list style.

Think about summer school – The online phase of registration for summer school will end this Friday, April 20.  However, summer school registration will continue through the morning of the first day of classes in both late May and early July.  If your student wants to attend summer school at Wake Forest, be sure he or she gets in touch with the Summer School office.

Determine plans for shipping items home/storing them in Winston-Salem. There are options to pack and ship via a local service.  Students will begin seeing more information in the residence halls as the semester ends.

Get in the Office of Personal and Career Development pipeline.  If your student has not taken advantage of the tools and resources in the OPCD, don’t let the semester end without it!  The more your student knows about his/her interests and strengths, the better able he/she will be to conduct a career or graduate school search that plays to the best strengths.  There are handy buttons at the top of the Career and Professional Development page that links to pages showing action items for each year of your student’s time here.

Spend some time reflecting: on the academic classes he/she has taken, which experiences he/she has liked the most (or the least) and begin trying to think about where his/her passions lie.  Again, the OPCD has some great tools to help identify that.  And to begin thinking about what is on his/her “Wake Forest bucket list” – those “must do” experiences before college is finished.

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