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 “Stop comparing yourself to others. No single path to success looks the same. I feel that we fall into this pattern of expecting college graduates to have life figured out the minute that they are out of school. But that is never really the case.”

Kelsey Murless (’21), Climate and Energy Fellow at Third Way in Washington, DC

Our newest class of 2024 graduates 🎓 are just about to begin their Year One – that pivotal first year of life, work, graduate school, and other experiences that happen post-college.

We have Year One resources that we’ve created to help you navigate through this upcoming year. 🗓️ Visit the 🔗 in our profile to learn more.

Also, 📌 tag a friend or recent #WFU24 grad who could benefit from these 💥free💥 offerings! #WFUgrad

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🎩NEW DEACON SPOTLIGHT🎩

We recently caught up with Erin Miller Weibel (‘06), Yahoo, VP Corporate Communications in📍New York, NY. In her role, she is leading corporate communications. She’s across everything from shaping Yahoo’s corporate narrative, to enhancing their brand reputation, and fostering strong relationships with external stakeholders.

Here are a few fun facts about Erin:

🏀 When Erin was at Wake, she thought she wanted to have a career in sports journalism so she interned at both the Winston-Salem NBC affiliate with the Sports Director and spent a summer interning in international soccer at ESPN. It confirmed her love for journalism, but sent her on her different path to working with the media (and in-house at media companies) instead.

📚Erin has always been an avid reader, in fact in 2023 she read almost 70 books! She fulfilled her love for books by spending her high school years working at her town’s public library, and today brings her kids to the NY Public Library weekly to carry on the tradition.

💛 One of Erin’s best friends from Wake Forest introduced her to her now husband while at their first jobs in the city, returning the favor after Erin had introduced her to her husband first. The NY Times included it in her wedding announcement!

We’ll leave you with some wisdom from Erin:
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“Look for a job and career that aligns with your values to start. If you do that, and follow a path that you are passionate about, the rest will fall into place.”

Read more of our Q&A with Erin at the 🔗 in our profile.

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The countdown to Commencement is on (7 more days 🎓)!

This morning we joined our @wfualumni office colleagues to prep and stuff diplomas for the big day.

Excited to welcome the new Class of 2024 grads into our Wake Forest Alumni family! 🎩💛

#WFUgrad #WFU2024

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Do you know about our Alumni Career Advisers? 🎩

These are @wfualumni who have volunteered to connect with and provide career advice to their fellow alums. Whether you’re contemplating a job change or actively seeking a new role, these are friendly faces to connect with!

Speaking of friendly faces, check out our alumni Career Advisers who work in STEM related job fields like pharmaceuticals, environmental science, fin tech, healthcare systems, and business development in tech. Visit the highlights in our profile and click on “STEM” to view each adviser and link directly to their page. 🔭🔬🩻🩺🧬

Also, visit the link in our bio to see all of our Alumni Career Advisers and filter by industry, location, or experience/expertise!

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Do you know about our Alumni Career Advisers? 🎩

These are @wfualumni who have volunteered to connect with and provide career advice to their fellow alums. Whether you’re contemplating a job change or actively seeking a new role, these are friendly faces to connect with!

Speaking of friendly faces😊, check out our alumni Career Advisers who work in Marketing and Communications-related job roles in luxury fashion, healthcare, media strategy, media production, higher ed, motorsports, and advertising! Visit the highlights in our profile and click on “Marketing/Comm” to view each adviser and link directly to their page.

Also, visit the 🔗 in our bio to see all of our Alumni Career Advisers and filter by industry, location, or experience/expertise!

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Task automation. Data collection. Information retrieval. Crafting communications. 📊💬🤖

These are just a few of the ways that employees are utilizing Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the workplace to streamline tasks and projects.

⚡️As you think about the work that you do in your current job role and organization, how are you practically using AI on a regular basis?⚡️

We want to learn from you!

Share with us by answering a few questions in a short survey linked in our bio and stories. This survey will be open from May 6-17.

We’ll use your responses to help your fellow Deacs – alumni, students, faculty, and staff – develop and enhance their AI skill set in a rapidly changing world of work. 🎩

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Just a little over 2 weeks until we welcome #WFUClassof2024 into our @wfualumni family! 🎩 💛

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Each month we feature new expert advice posts on a variety of career development topics. For the month of 🌷May, we’re focusing on resources and advice to help @wfualumni own their current job roles and be intentional about career planning for the future! 📆🎩

Pop over to the 🔗 in our bio (or stories) to start reading any of our new posts, including:

🔸Tips for being successful as you start a new job

🔸Taking personal inventory of your skill set

🔸How to find a career mentor

🔸Creating a personal skill development plan around DEIB and advocacy

PLUS, we have hundreds of advice posts in our archives. Simply search by a key word or select a category that interests you. 🔎

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