The following information was provided by the Employer Relations office of the OPCD (Office of Personal and Career Development)
Professional Development Grant Availability:
The process of transitioning from college-to-career does not come without expenses. The Professional Development Grant assists students with needs like, but is not limited to: professional attire, business cards, stationery, and padfolios. All undergraduate students with financial need are eligible to apply for up to $300 and may do so starting on January 15th through the OPCD website.
Experiential Learning (Internship) Stipend Availability:
The experiential learning stipend helps to offset student costs for unpaid summer internships and/or research projects in their career field of interest. Students can request up to $3,000 in their application.
All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors with financial need are eligible for the experiential learning (internship) stipend. Students are not eligible to apply if they are receiving funding from another source. Student may apply through the OPCD website.
February 20th – Is your student a STEM major or interested in a career in a STEM industry? Make sure they register for the STEM SLAM, a casual networking event where students connect directly with employers for more insight into the company, their culture, and job opportunities. Registration is now open in Handshake for the February 20th event. All students are encouraged to attend. Questions? Contact Ashley Phipps for more information, email@example.com
March 8th – 9th – Plans are underway for a NYC Analytics Trek on March 8th and 9th. If you have any questions, please contact John Lovett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.758.7379.
March 29th – The Wake Forest University Spring 2018 N.C. Health Professions Fair will be held on Thursday, March 29 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. This event is open to graduate and professional school admission representatives to share information on their schools’ programs with prospective applicants. Questions should be directed to Dana Hutchens at email@example.com or 336.758.5246.
April 6th – The Career Management Centers at Wake Forest University School of Business and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business are excited to announce the Specialty Master’s Interview Forum on Friday, April 6th in Atlanta, Georgia. The contact for this event is Ben Loebner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336.758.5014.
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One of the best ways parents/families can help their students is to let them solve their own problems. Use the Stop, Drop, and Roll method when your student contacts you with a problem. The flyer also lists contact information for serious concerns where family intervention might be appropriate.
Select slide shows from Orientation sessions are available online.