The Junior Juncture: The Reality of Networking

On Wednesday March 19th, 20 Wake Forest alumni joined together on campus to be a part of a brand new initiative put on by the Office of Alumni Engagement. The intent of this program was to help 20 WFU Juniors engage in the “Reality of Networking,” in the supportive environment of alumni interested in investing personally and professionally in their career development. Dr. Allison McWilliams (’95), director of the WFU Mentoring Resource Center, helped facilitate and guide the networking reception, and allowed for greater intentionality and purpose.

Thanks to our alumni volunteers for this event! We could not do it without you.

Some Feedback from Students about the impact of Alumni at “The Junior Juncture”:

  • “I got to practice networking, which I had never done before, with WFU alumni which is unique to networking with anyone else.”
  • “The event definitely surpassed my expectations. The alumni were very easy to talk with, and they genuinely seemed to care about my interests and future.”
  • “I learned not to be afraid to approach Wake Forest alumni to speak with them about my own personal and career journey.”
  • “This program was really enjoyable, and so helpful as I received positive feedback and advice from alumni I spoke with, helping me feel more confident.”

“The Junior Juncture” will continue to be a program that connects current students one on one with alumni around a particular context, to help them in the college to career transition.

If you would be interested in serving as an on campus alumni contributor in 2015, or bringing something like this to your local alumni club, please reach out to Stephen Edwards.

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