mentorship Archive

Want to “Get Ahead?” You Need These Four People

Network-building is relationship-building. And, if you want to get ahead, professionally or personally, you need a strong network. But how do you get started? In this post for Psychology Today, assistant VP Allison McWilliams identifies the four people you need and how to create a plan to find them. After all, your network starts with you.


10 Pieces of Relationship Building Advice from Alumni Who Know How to Stay Connected

This past fall, we heard from hundreds of alumni navigating burnout, languishing, career trajectories, and just life during this pandemic. You all told us something similar: we need specific, tactical advice.  We’re starting a new monthly column to help. We’ll address your most confusing career conundrums. And we’ve asked some of the best advice-givers we […]


National Mentoring Month 2022: Build Relationships, Grow Your Network

Each January, the Wake Forest University Mentoring Resource Center recognizes National Mentoring Month as a way to welcome everyone back to campus for the spring semester and to put a renewed focus on the importance of mentoring among Wake Foresters. In 2022, the WFU Mentoring Resource Center is highlighting the importance of building meaningful relationships […]


How Managers Can Help with Impostor Syndrome

By Allison McWilliams (’95), Ph.D., Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University When new employees join your organization, they have a lot to learn, right off the bat, ranging from where to park to when they are expected in the office to how to do work successfully. And, they’re navigating […]


Building Relationships that Work at Work

By Allison McWilliams (’95), Ph.D., Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University There are few things that are more important, and more challenging, than building great relationships at work. And, as someone who is just starting out, you are probably discovering that many, if not most (if not all) of […]


Do the Work: Finding the Mentorship You Need (Not Just Want)

The idea of having a “mentor” sounds like a great idea, right? But how do you identify what type of person you need to help you work towards your goals? In our latest webinar from LEARN with @LifeAfterWake, Allison McWilliams breaks down how to seek out the mentorship you need. Watch the recording below!


Find the Mentorship You Need (Not Just What You Want)

By Allison McWilliams (’95), Ph.D., Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University At some point over the past few years you probably have heard or thought to yourself that you need to find a mentor. Mentorship, that trusted wise counselor and advisor who can help you on your career and […]


The Core Four Skills to Build a Life of Intention

By Allison McWilliams (’95), Ph.D., Assistant VP, Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development, Wake Forest University In January 2021 we celebrate National Mentoring Month, as we do each year, to recognize and honor those fabulous mentors and mentees across our community who show up for and with one another and commit to developing relationships […]


Working Women: Valerie Jarrett and the Importance of Mentoring

In this episode from The Michelle Obama Podcast, the former First Lady chats with friend and mentor Valerie Jarrett about their experiences as working women and mothers. They reflect on the value of mentorship, tell personal stories about their working relationships, and give tips to other women on how to navigate the working world by […]


Three Professional Relationships Every Woman Needs to Advance Her Career

By Chelsea Keen, M.Ed. (’12), Career Coach and Founder of Uplifted Ambitions Career Coaching Chelsea Keen is a results-oriented career coach who empowers ambitious early and mid-level professional women to land their ideal job, advance in their career, and find fulfillment in their 9 to 5. She launched Uplifted Ambitions Career Coaching several years after […]


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