What’s Next

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Summer 2021 | Wednesday Webinars: The Strategic Job Search
Join us for this power-packed Summer Series edition of our popular Wednesday Webinar series! We’re focusing entirely on creating a strategic job search plan. Whether you’re a recent grad who’s still job seeking or you’re a seasoned professional looking to make a change, this three-part series will help you frame your job search, update your materials, and create an actionable plan!

  • May 26, 2021: Setting Your Job Target
    Check out the recording of this first webinar in this series here.
  • June 23, 2021: Building Your Toolkit
    Creating or updating all the materials you need to apply to jobs can be intimidating! We’ll share what you need to know in order to feel confident in your resume, cover letter, networking plan, and branding strategy.
  • July 21, 2021: Landing the Job You Want
    This session ties everything together and helps you create your plan! We’ll offer tips on using job search sites, finding and applying online, and navigating the hidden job market. You’ll learn how to combine your networking and job application efforts together to land the job you want!

July 9, 2021 | Coffee Chat with Wake Forest Alumni
We know it’s tough to connect with new people right now. Whether you’re hoping to build your network professionally or just take a few minutes to meet someone new, sign up for these 1:1 alumni conversations! Here’s how it works: register by Friday, June 9th. Our team will match alumni for 1:1 conversations. On Tuesday, July 13th, we’ll connect each conversation pair with a short introductory email. Each conversation pair will work to find a time to meet that works for you both! It’s that easy! Plan to chat for 15-minutes, maybe over coffee or a quick bite to eat!

July 13, 2021 | Alumni Book Group: Think Again
Join us for a special extended conversation focused on Brene Brown’s podcast discussion with Adam Grant about his latest book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, co-facilitated by Allison McWilliams and Patrick Sullivan, Director of Strategic Projects in the OPCD. We’ll discuss: How has COVID caused you to rethink work? What would it take to get your organization to think again? What would thinking like a scientist mean for your life and your career?

September 23, 2021 | Alumni Book Group: Boundaries and Burnout
WFU alumnus Ryan Riccordella, Solutions Expert at Inmar and contributor at Thrive Global, will lead a conversation around burnout and boundaries as we navigate re-entry to work and processing this past year and a half. We’ll discuss a couple of articles and crowdsource strategies to start the fall off right!

November 3 & 10, 2021: I’m Still Here
In this two-part discussion we will discuss the book I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness by Austin Channing Brown. Participants are invited to read the book and/or listen to the podcast conversation with Brene Brown and discuss what it means to “fit” into white spaces, to “get it right, not to be right,” and to build a culture of learning in our organizations.

Open Enrollment | Five For Your First Five Online Course
Over five modules you will be introduced to the five key competency areas that we believe all young professionals need to master in their first five years after college; reflect on your values, skills, strengths, and learning goals; identify the people you need to have in your network; and create a plan for what comes next, for you. This self-paced course has been designed to accompany the book, Five For Your First Five: Own Your Career and Life After College, written by Allison E. McWilliams, Assistant Vice President for Mentoring and Alumni Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest University.

Open Enrollment | JUMPSTART: A Job Search Strategy Prep Course
Between endless online applications and emails to networking contacts, the job search can feel like a shot in the dark. But it doesn’t have to be! There are effective tools and strategies known to increase success, and in this self-paced online prep course, we’ll break down what you need to know for your next job search. At the end of this prep course, you will have clarity on your job search target, a refreshed resume and LinkedIn profile, greater understanding of the strength of your network, and a plan for what’s next. This open enrollment prep course is entirely self-paced. You’ll have access to all the materials and we won’t remove you from the course after you finish.

Call to Conversation goes Virtual! Are you interested in attending or leading a Virtual C2C? Let us know you’re interested!