Three alumni in Atlanta, Georgia, have teamed up to provide recent graduates and young alumni with insight into the professional world. Pioneered by Louise Finley (’05), this three-part series is ideal for those just starting their job search, looking to network with other alumni, or seeking to improve interviewing techniques. Sessions will address the evolving needs of recent graduates and young alumni who seek to stand out in today’s economy. The Alumni Office hopes to see this program replicated in other cities across the country.
The first event is next Thursday, June 28, and will feature a talk on interviewing by Scott Bradway (’83). Louise Finley and John Stanford (’98) will be on hand to answer questions. The event is free and open to Wake Forest alumni, students, and friends.
To register and learn more visit the Wake Forest Atlanta Club’s webpage.
Atlanta Young Alumni Professional Development Series Schedule
June 28: Interviewing: Basics and Beyond
July 26: Maintaining a Professional Image & Networking Online
August 23: The Social Side of the Office: Navigating alcohol, humor, attraction, and your boss’s request for you to pick up his dry cleaning
Scott Bradway (’83) started his career with Wallace Computer Service as a sales professional after graduating from Wake Forest. He was promoted after one year to District Sales Manager and after a few years, to Regional Sales Manager. After 13 years at Wallace, he joined Fulton Paper as the Director of Sales and Marketing, managing the company’s sales force. In 1999, Scott opened the Atlanta office for WebbMason as the Vice President, Sales. Most recently, he was promoted to the Regional Vice President of Sales, managing five other offices. Scott is married to his Wake Forest sweetheart and has two sons, Parker (’10) and Brooks (’14). Parker is currently pursuing a singing/songwriting career in Nashville. Brooks just completed his sophomore year at Wake Forest.
Louise Finley (’05) worked in Human Resources for several years after graduating from Wake Forest. During this time she became passionate about helping others in a more direct way. She decided to pursue a career in counseling, and graduated with a Master’s in Professional Counseling from Richmont Graduate University in 2011. She works at Jordan Stones Center for Counseling in Roswell, GA, providing counseling in job search/career, depression, anxiety, bi-polar, pre-marital preparedness, and marital relationships. She volunteers at Peachford Hospital where she conducts group therapy and education in the Outpatient Services Program. She also volunteers with Johnson Ferry Baptist Church’s Crossroads Ministry, providing resume review and coaching services. Louise desires to help individuals find meaningful, healthy work placements and achieve balance in all areas of life.
John Stanford (’98) is an Atlanta native who earned his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Wake Forest University in 1998 and his Master of Science in Professional Counseling at Georgia State University in 2009. John worked at Fort McPherson as an Intern Counselor in the Behavioral Sciences Department. He then worked as a Career Counselor in the Army Career & Alumni Program where he helped a diverse group of military clients in their transition from active duty to career professionals. He currently works in the University Career Services department at Georgia State. He has worked in a variety of different fields, from summer welding jobs to contract work for the 1996 Olympic Games to computer support. His interests include technology, movies, and sports. John is eager to help individuals find their passion and success!