On Tuesday, November 3rd, five Wake Forest alumni joined together on campus to be a part of a student mentoring program on by the Office of Alumni Engagement. The intent of The Senior Summit: Navigating What’s Next is to help 30+ seniors engage in this process in the supportive environment of alumni interested in investing personally and professionally in their career development while sharing a meal. Thanks to the below alumni volunteers for this event! We could not do it without you.
Marketing/Advertising – Sarah Ingle (’11), Strategist, Content Activation at Pace Communications
Business – Gary Cagle (’03), Vice President of Business Development at Fidelity Bank
Technology – Jon Wright (’08), Project Manager at WF Baptist Health
Medicine/Heathcare – Dr. Thomas Pendergrast (’10, MD ’14), Radiology Resident at WF Baptist Health
Law/Government – Jennifer Lyday (’06), Bankruptcy Associate at Womble Carlyle
Some Feedback from Students about the impact of Alumni at “The Senior Summit″:
“It was wonderful being back on Wake’s beautiful campus conversing with 2015 versions of my former self. I very much enjoyed sharing my perspective on life beyond Wake Forest, and I found the students to be animated, engaged, and eager to converse with a Wake graduate who had already taken the steps that they are about to take. I hope my “words of wisdom” prove helpful to the students who attended the event – at least as helpful as their youthful exuberance and optimism were to me.” – Jennifer Lyday (’06)
The Senior Summit will continue to be a program that connects current students with alumni around a particular career track.
If you would be interested in serving as an on campus alumni contributor in the 2015-2016 school year, or bringing something like this to your local alumni community, please reach out to Stephen Edwards.