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Owning Your Career and Life After College

By Allison McWilliams (’95), Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University

There is so much attention placed on the path to and through college – get ...

4 Tips for Starting your Job Search

By Lauren Beam (’07), Associate Director, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, at Wake Forest University

Whether you are searching for your first job out of college, or have been ...

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How to “Take Initiative” and “Be a Strategic Thinker”

By Allison McWilliams

At some point, probably at many points, in your professional career, you are going to hear one if not both of these terms: “We want you to take Person working at a deskinitiative.” Or, “Be a ...

Skills for the Young Professional: How to Behave in Meetings

By Megan Bosworth (’12)

People gathered for a meeting“Let’s set up a meeting.” This phrase is so common to the workplace that it creates a universal truth for most offices: lots of meetings. If you work in an office, ...

Increase Your Productivity: Tips for Tackling Your To-Do List

By Lauren Beam (’07)

One of the first things I learned early on as a young professional was to use to-do lists to stay on top of my work. At the start of each week, I would sit Work desk with laptop with screen that says "Do More."at my desk and ...

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