On Tuesday, September 30th, 20 junior women gathered for the fourth installment of the Junior Women’s Dinner. This program is a collaboration between the Office of Alumni Engagement and the Office of Personal & Career Development (OPCD). The dinner facilitates discussion between WFU students and alumnae. Topics include paths to success, work/life balance, and navigating the transition from college to post-college life.

What impact does this type of program have on the Wake Forest Community?

“The advice at the end of the discussion definitely helped me re-evaluate how I think of my future career. Most likely I will end up in a slightly different industry or in a different part of the country that I hadn’t imagined before.”
-Class of 2016 Participant

“I felt inspired by the wise advice of the women and their encouragement about trusting yourself and your feelings.”
-Class of 2016 Participant

“I was honored to be asked to serve as an alumni facilitator. When I was an undergraduate student, I know events like this helped prepare me for life after college. I am hopeful that this dinner helped reinforce the fact that the Wake Forest community does not end at graduation. I am incredibly thankful for the support of fellow Demon Deacons in my career and I believe the best way to honor that legacy is to do the same in return.”
Katharine Williams (’09)

Thanks so much to our Fall 2014 facilitators!
Katharine Williams (’09, MBA ’15), Assistant Director, WFU Sports
Cierra Raleigh (’10), Account Coordinator, Mullen Advertising
Ashley Phipps (’08, MA ’09), Coordinator, WFU Employer Relations
Dustie Lanier (’06), Campaign Director, United Way
Shelley Holden (’00, JD ’03), Fundraising Professional

If you would be interested in participating in one of these dinners on campus in the future, or hosting something similar in your local WFU Alumni Club, please reach out to Stephen Edwards, in the Office of Alumni Engagement.

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