Young Alumni Mentoring Groups

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

By the end of the program, you will have:

  • Reflected on personal values, strengths, and growth areas
  • Identified tools and strategies for managing your time, priorities, and wellbeing as a young professional
  • Shared and sought feedback on challenges and growth opportunities
  • Built a broader network and community
  • Set personal and professional goals and created a plan for what’s next

Interested? Learn more about how to join below!

“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)

Expectations 

Over 10 months (September 2020 – May 2021), each group will meet five times via video conference:

  • Groups will be comprised of no more than 10 participants. All participants are expected to attend each of the five scheduled meetings, to do all readings and assigned activities and to participate fully in each group discussion.
  • Groups will be led by a member of the WFU Alumni Personal & Career Development Center staff.
  • Group members will receive and work through Five For Your First Five by Allison McWilliams (books will be provided) and supplemental resources to compliment the discussion.
  • Each participant will be offered the opportunity for ongoing individual video conference/phone coaching sessions during the program.

 

How to Participate

This group is designed for the young professional. Applicants must have graduated within the last five years from the undergraduate class years of 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, and 2016. To participate in the program you must fill out the application by August 3, 2020. Participants will be notified of their acceptance shortly thereafter. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and assessed on demonstrated interest and willingness to fully participate. Upon acceptance, participants will be asked to pay the non-refundable participation fee within 48 hours or your space will be released to the next qualified applicant. See more information about the groups and locations being offered below.


Wednesday Night

Group Meeting Dates:
September 2
November 4
January 6
March 3
May 19

Meeting time from 6-8pm

Registration Fee: $99.00

Registration Deadline: August 3, 2020

Wednesday Night

Group Meetings Dates:
September 9
November 11
January 13
March 10
May 12

Meeting time from 6-8pm

Registration Fee: $99.00

Registration Deadline: August 3, 2020

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Thursday Night

Group Meeting Dates:
September 3
November 5
January 7
March 4
May 6

Meeting time from 6-8pm

Registration Fee: $99.00

Registration Deadline: August 3, 2020

Thursday Night

Group Meeting Dates: 
September 10
November 12
January 14
March 11
May 13

Meeting time from 6-8pm

Registration Fee: $99.00

Registration Deadline: August 3, 2020

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 for each night option. When we notify you of your acceptance, we will share the dates of your mentoring group.


Don’t take our word for it – here’s what past participants thought about their group experiences!

“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 Group Participant