PROGRAMS & EVENTS


Connections and Conversations: Baltimore, Boston, ChicagoDallasRaleigh, New York 
You’re invited to join fellow Demon Deacons for Connections and Conversations! At these networking receptions, you’ll learn about companies, industries, and careers in a personal setting. Each table conversation will be led by a Wake Forest alumna/us or parent to a current student who has volunteered to serve as a mentor for the event. Mentors will share his or her own career journey and then facilitate a small group discussion. View the full list of cities hosting these networking receptions and register by clicking the link above.

April 23, 2019 | WAKE THE ARTS Panel
Come celebrate with Associate Professor of Dance and Associate Provost for the Arts, Christina Soriano, as we launch Wake Forest’s new visual and performing arts affinity group, WAKE THE ARTS. This inaugural event will feature a moderated panel discussion with distinguished alumni currently working in the visual and performing arts fields! Panelists include: Briana Butler (’14), Margaret Gristina (’90), Ward Horton (’98), Cambra Overend (’04), Marisa Sechrest (’96), and moderated by Jared Lilly (’08).

April 25, 2019 | Taking the Next Step: Finding Meaning and Purpose at Work
Join us for this casual dinner on Thursday, April 25th from 6-7:30pm to take your next step in your relationship to work. Together we’ll discuss: What motivates you to work? How do you align your values with your job roles and your organization’s values (and what if they don’t)? What is your personal orientation to work? And, you will identify strategic steps that you can take, starting right now, to make work (even) more meaningful, for you. It’s a small group, limited to the first 5 who register, so grab your spot! We’ll buy your dinner!

May 9, 2019 | Let’s Talk About Feedback | Atlanta, GA
When was the last time that you received honest, objective feedback that actually helped? How do you seek out feedback that supports your career goals? How do you give feedback in a way that builds relationships instead of doing harm? Join us for this workshop and we’ll explore your personal mindset towards performance assessments, discuss effective approaches to feedback, and create a plan to ask for and deliver the guidance you need to hear and share.

May 11, 2019 | Burnout, Boundaries, and Brunch! | Atlanta, GA
“How Millennials Became The Burnout Generation” by Anne Helen Petersen at Buzzfeed quickly circulated the internet immediately after it’s posting. It’s viral resonance seemed to strike a cord with both young professionals and those that know them! Join us for this casual brunch on Saturday, May 11th from 10 am – noon to talk about how burnout shows up in each of our lives. Together, we’ll discuss strategies for setting effective boundaries, both personally and professionally. It’s a small group, limited to the first 7 who register, so grab your spot!

May 14, 2019 | Lunch and Learn: Dr. Malika Roman Isler | Raleigh, NC
Alumni, parents & families and friends are all invited to join Dr. Malika Roman Isler (PhD, MPH ’99), Director of Wellbeing at Wake Forest University, for a presentation on her work at the University. The Office of Wellbeing leads the campus in making wellbeing a part of every experience in the lives of our students, faculty, and staff. Cost of $12 includes a salad and your choice of lunch entree. Please reach out to Evan (mcmillen@wfu.edu) if you have any questions!

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