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We just added a new @wfualumni to our slate of amazing Alumni Career Advisers! 🎩 These are fellow Deacs who have volunteered to connect with you and provide career advice. 🤝

Michael Briggs (`95) is the Executive Director of The Chalmers Center and lives in Winston-Salem, NC. The Chalmers Center’s mission is to “equip churches to walk alongside people who are poor, breaking the spiritual, social, and material bonds of poverty.”

Michael is available to provide some pointers to anyone looking into careers in banking or the nonprofit world! Before diving into the nonprofit sector, he spent nine years in financial services. Also, he’s currently doing his doctorate in ministry at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, which Michael says has been an awesome journey.

Read more about Michael and reach out to him for a conversation at the 🔗 in our bio!

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As we wrap up the final month of 2023, we’re focusing on ⚡️how to navigate what’s next in your career path⚡️ over on our website throughout December.

Go check out our newest expert advice posts on:

📝 Making a career action plan

📌 Adding new skills you’ve gained over the past year to your resume

🔀 Tapping into your network as you make a job/career change

👀➡️ Plus, looking ahead to career skills and learning trends for 2024.

Read more at the link in our bio!

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We`re bringing back our OG of online courses in early 2024 — our Online Introductory Mentoring Skills certificate course! 🎉

What is it? How does it work? And who can participate? ⬇️

💥Limited to 100 spots (register by January 26th) – the course fills up quickly!⏳

🎩Open to any Wake Forest alumni, faculty, staff, or students for FREE.

💵 Non-Wake Forest affiliated folks may register but for a fee.

⏰ Course is self-paced and all virtual (no in-person or time specific meetings).

💻 Get access to all 4 course modules on February 1 and you have until March 1 to view the course content.

🗳️ Submit the final assignment by March 1, which our team will review and then provide you with written feedback, along with a certificate of completion (📌note: course is not for WFU academic credit).

Register using the 🔗 in our bio!

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Are you on our "Beyond the Forest" email list? 📧 If not, DM us your email address and we`ll add you!

"Beyond the Forest" is our e-newsletter that we send our quarterly (no spam from us, we promise!) and includes:

💥 Previews of our upcoming programs and events

🎩 Alumni career stories

📊 Noteworthy job market and workplace trends

Many of our programs are space limited, so the @wfualumni on our email list get first dibs on all program/event registration before anyone else.

Subscribe at the 🔗 in our profile or DM us to get added.

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Have you graduated from Wake Forest within the past 5️⃣ years (Classes of 2018-2023)? 🎓

We created a ⚡️free⚡️open enrollment course to help you develop five key competency areas that we believe all young professionals need to master in their first five years after college.

In our Five For Your First Five online course, we cover topics such as:

💛 Discovering your why – being able to articulate what motivates you to do what you do each day.

📝 Redefining failure and learning from those experiences when you haven`t been successful.

🔁 Building your network and finding your people post-college.

👔 Navigating impostor syndrome, organizational politics, and gathering data on your experiences to figure out what`s next for you.

🏆 Learning how to play the long game in your career.

Register and access this course at any time using the 🔗 in our bio!

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Are you a recent 2023 graduate from Wake Forest? Are you a current senior who will be graduating in 2024? Or know someone about to start their first job after college? 🙋🏻‍♀️🙋🏾‍♀️🙋🏻🙋🏾‍♂️🙋🏼‍♀️

We have an online course specifically for you!

Year One: How Young Professionals (And Their Managers) Can Thrive in Their First Job After College is an open enrollment, self-paced course designed to help you figure out how to navigate:

💻 Work
🏡 Life
🔄 Relationships (at work)
🌱 Your personal development
📝 What comes next

Current 🎩 WFU students and alumni 🎩 can register for this *FREE* course at the 🔗 in our bio! Also, this course is useful for 💥those of you who manage new employees in their first post-college job. 💥

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We’ll be back next week! Have a wonderful and safe holiday. 💛🎩

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Are you looking to gain clarity on who you are and how your work aligns with what’s important to you? 💡

Are you looking to figure out what’s next for you, personally and professionally? ➡️

Would you like to do this work while building a strong network of Wake Forest alumni? 🎩

Join our Spring 2024 Young Alumni Mentoring Group!🎉

Young Alumni Mentoring Groups provide an exclusive opportunity for Wake Forest young professionals to come together in a small group for facilitated conversation, reflection, action planning, and to make meaningful connections about life and work. These groups are open to alumni who graduated from the Undergraduate College of Arts & Sciences, class years 2018 – 2022. 🎓Meetings are all held virtually via Zoom starting on January 24 through May 15, 2024.

The deadline to register is December 14th. Learn more and sign-up at the link in our profile!

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We`re bringing back our Next Level Management Mentoring Groups in spring 2024! 🎉🎉🎉

Our Next Level Management Mentoring Groups are for those alumni who are moving from individual contributors ➡️ to management roles, or have goals to do so in the future. Over a series of facilitated conversations you will discuss: models of management, creating a personal network to help advise your career and life decisions, transforming entry-level skills and strengths into strategic management abilities, and more. 💪

These groups are open to alumni who graduated from the 🎩undergraduate College in class years 2013 – 2017. 🎩

Note: You will register either for an entirely virtual group, which will meet over Zoom💻, or an in-person group, which will meet at the Wake Washington Center in DC.📍

Learn more and register by the deadline of December 14 at the 🔗 in our bio! Space is limited.

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