Life After Wake Workshops

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Leaving college can be a time of uncertainty, challenge, and excitement. The transition from classes to the working world often feels different than the experience you were expecting. These first few years after graduation are rarely spent in your dream job, but this is a critical time to start discovering strengths, interests, and skills for the future.

How do you build skills and experiences that will benefit you in the future, when you are on the lowest rung of the professional ladder, or in a job that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere? How can you use your first professional role as an opportunity to learn and explore the world of work?

We’re excited to start hosting these workshops in central cities around the country to help you begin to answer these questions for yourself. In these intensive workshops, we will focus on one of the five key skills areas for young professionals from Five For Your First Five.

Using both facilitated discussions and interactive exercises, we’ll explore:

  • the challenges unique to the transition from college to work
  • your personal values and your organization’s culture
  • how you can claim your space and voice, set goals for your growth and development, and ask for feedback on your work.