On Tuesday October 27th, junior women gathered for the the Junior Women’s Dinner, hosted by the Office of Alumni Engagement. The dinner facilitates discussion between WFU students and alumni. 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 junior women?
“The dinner last night was a really eye opening experience. I appreciated the time these Wake Forest alumni took to talk with us openly about life after graduation. I know that the connection I have to fellow Wake Foresters will continue for the rest of my life. We talked about finding a career, following our passions, what it looks like to be a woman in the work place. The women told us about their experiences having a family and a career. I feel like I gained insight through a realistic perspective about the struggles and joys I may experience post graduation and made connections to women I admire.”

Thanks so much to our Fall 2015 facilitators!
Africa Alston (’95, JD ’98) – Corporate Compliance Risk Manager, BB&T
Melissa Johnson (’01) – English Professor, Davidson County Community College
Lauren McSwain-Starrett (’02) – Digital & Social Content Manager, Center for Creative Leadership

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 Community, please reach out to Stephen Edwards (edwardsj@wfu.edu), in the Office of Alumni Engagement.

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