Young Alumni Mentoring Groups

Are you looking to gain clarity on who you are and how your work aligns with what’s important to you? Are you hoping to figure out what’s next for you, personally and professionally? 

Young Alumni Mentoring Groups provide a unique opportunity for Wake Forest young professionals to come together in a small group for facilitated conversation and make meaningful connections about life and work.

For over 10 years, these groups have empowered young alumni to answer their most pressing career questions:

  • How do I excel where I am?
  • Or how to figure out that next step?
  • Is it possible to find work that aligns with my personal values?
  • How can I get feedback from my manager and colleagues?
  • Can I set boundaries with my teammates?
“Joining a mentoring group in DC after graduating from Wake was the perfect “reset” button I needed to start thinking about my career goals in new and exciting ways. ” Kate Brogan ('10)

“The book helped give me the courage and tools to begin imagining and moving toward a career beyond the narrow lane in which I was afraid I'd be stuck forever.” Five For Your First Five reader
“Our group had numerous meaningful conversations about work and life that I likely wouldn’t have had elsewhere. This experience was so helpful in figuring out how to navigate the changes I was mulling and making a plan for what was to come next. ” Jason Hooker ('18), mentoring group participant
“The goal-setting exercises helped me break the process down into manageable bits, and exercises for matching goals with needed resources helped me figure out who to start reaching out to.” Five For Your First Five reader

Tuesday Night

Group Meeting Dates:
September 14
September 28
October 5
October 14 (*note this is a Thursday*)
October 19
November 2
November 9
November 16
November 30

Meeting time from 6-7pm EST

Registration Fee: $50.00

Registration Deadline: August 2, 2021

Thursday Night

Group Meetings Dates:
September 16
September 30
October 7
October 14
October 21
November 4
November 11
November 18
December 2

Meeting time from 6-7pm EST

Registration Fee: $50.00

Registration Deadline: August 2, 2021

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When you apply, you will rank order your preferences for each group. Depending on the number of interested alumni, we will either lead one or two groups. When we notify you of your acceptance, we will share the dates of your mentoring group.


“The young alumni mentoring group was a very important addition to my life in a new city. Allison's advice, reading material, and discussion environment made for a very introspective and positive space for growth -- professionally and personally!” 2019-20 Mentoring Group Participant
“The conversations within this mentoring group were very impactful. The lessons and topics discussed provided a foundation to begin shaping my career as a young professional.” 2020-21 Mentoring Group Participant
“This group was an excellent way to connect with other alumni whom I might never have met otherwise to discuss meaningful topics in our personal and professional lives. Talking through these heavy topics with people in both similar and quite different situations helped provide a wide range of insights and perspectives. A great forum to discuss the big things on your mind and realize that you are not alone!” 2020-21 Mentoring Group Participant