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3 Tips for Bringing “Pro Humanitate” to Your Life After Wake

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 […]


Coming Out At Work: Resources for LGBTQ+ Employees

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 […]


Using Your Voice for LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the Workplace

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 […]


Making Friends + Connections in Your First Year After College

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 […]


Respect, Embrace, and Advocate: A New Definition of Success

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 […]


Using TED Talks to Build Equity in the Office

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 […]


3 Ways to Make the Most of Your Alumni Network

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 […]


Deacs Reflect: Finding Mentors, Friends, and Community

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!


Five Days to Find Your People

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. […]


From Instant Pot to Instagram: Critical Lessons in Startup Community Building

What makes a community thrive? How does a community go from ordinary to extraordinary? Drawing on excerpts from her new book, Get Together, How to Build Community with Your People, this First Round Review interview with start-up community manager and author Bailey Richardson highlights 8 lessons on starting, building, and scaling effective community. Whether you […]


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