Do you have friends at work? For many employees, the pandemic and remote work have made relationship-building with colleagues more challenging than before. Check out this article from Forbes about how to cultivate friendships at work and the positive benefits that result from these relationships.
By Tycely Williams (’97), Chief Development Officer at America’s Promise Alliance in Washington, DC Tycely Williams has worked in multiple development positions at nonprofits, including YWCA, the American Red Cross National Capital Region, the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington (D.C.) and others. She was artistic director of two community dance studios and led a nonprofit that […]
The decision to come out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community in the workplace is a very personal one. There are many factors to consider; Does your organization have an inclusive, friendly, and open culture? How will your colleagues or manager respond? We all want to bring our full selves to work in an […]
Have you ever made an awkward assumption about someone’s identities or experiences in a conversation with a colleague or client in the workplace? In this webinar from our LEARN with @LifeAfterWake platform, Kayla Lisenby-Denson from the Wake Forest LGBTQ Center shares tips for creating inclusive environments and communities in the workplace as well as challenging […]
By Katherine Laws (’20), Presidential Fellow in the Office of Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest University Alright… here we are: we’ve graduated from college. We feel like freshmen again, but unfortunately there’s no activities fair we can peruse, no upperclassmen who want to befriend us, there’s not 1500 other people who are equally […]
By Andrew Snorton (’93), Owner at Creative Community Solutions and Published Author, in Atlanta, GA To be successful on an individual and collective level, professionally and beyond, is one of the goals people have. How do we get there? How do we measure it? One of the components that empowers each of us to be […]
By Megan Hoyt (‘12), Assistant Director of Alumni Personal and Career Development at Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC Our employees and our workplaces are struggling right now. We are all managing heightened emotions associated with uncertainty and feeling the looming sense of prolonged isolation or chaos. At the same time, many of our colleagues of […]
The Wake Forest alumni network is strong and robust with active WAKECommunities and interest-specific affinity groups in cities across the country and globe. But how can you make the most out of these great connections? In this Harvard Business Review article, author Dorie Clark offers three simple, easy ways to engage with your alumni network […]
During Homecoming weekend 2019, we asked alumni how they went about finding mentors, advisers, friends, people, and a community to support them in their personal and professional lives. Learn from their reflections below!
This past summer, our Alumni Personal and Career Development Center team launched a week-long challenge on our @LifeAfterWake Instagram account to #findyourpeople. In this challenge we provided five simple action items that you can take over five days to strengthen your network and find people who can support you in your personal and professional life. […]