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Business Majors’ Job Prospects Are Looking Bright


July 15, 2014

More College Grads Are Getting Better Jobs

USA Today

May 23, 2015

One Question You Should Ask In Every Job Interview


December 19, 2014

30 Questions To Ask In An Informational Interview


March 4, 2015

Seven Strategies To Salvage Your Worst Job Interview

Fast Company

May 18, 2015

For 2015 Grads, It’s A Buyers’ Market


May 6, 2015

Why There Are No Right or Wrong Career Decisions 

logo_the_museMay 13, 2015

Is A College Degree Always The Key To Success?

Fox 8 WGHP

June 12, 2015

Colleges ramp up career guidance for students


Mary Beth Marklein highlights Wake Forest as one of the early adopters of college to career communities.


February 26, 2014

Higher Ed Friend or Foe?

inside Higher EdVP Chan discusses points of tension between colleges and various models of career services.

February 26, 2014

Career Centers Stretch to Fill New Roles

 VP Chan shares how the OPCD is leading the transformation of career development in higher education.
September 30, 2013

How to Get a Job With a Philosophy Degree

the-new-york-times.logo An outsider’s perspective is offered in this piece viewing how Wake Forest’s system of career development begins in the first year as well as highlights the collaboration experience with faculty.

September 13, 2013

Starting college? Here’s how to graduate with a job.

VP Chan shares his perspective on preparing for a career during college and discusses how students will benefit from developing certain transferable skills.
August 11, 2013

Top 10 Interview Tips for New College Graduates


VP Chan offers 10 interview tips for new graduates, many of whom have little interview experience and therefore do not know what they do not know.
June 14, 2013

A University that Treats Career Advice Seriously


WFU’s OPCD is featured as a trailblazer in the field of personal and career development and lauded for sharing its innovations with higher education.

June 12, 2013

Humanities Fall from Favor


VP Chan discusses the partnerships developed with faculty at Wake Forest to help students connect their curriculum to employment opportunities.

June 6, 2013

10 Most Visionary Leaders in Career Services


VP Chan and Kate Brooks, the OPCD’s incoming Executive Director for Personal & Career Development, are recognized as the #1 and #6 most visionary leaders by their industry peers.

May 22, 2013

Melissa Harris-Perry


VP Andy Chan discusses the challenges and opportunities the 2013 graduating class faces and shares tips to help them successfully land their first jobs.

May 19, 2013

Teaching College Grads to Fish


Through a new report from the Rethinking Success movement, Wake Forest is not only teaching its own students how to fish, but also helping other colleges assist their students.
May 17, 2013

Career Services Must Die

inside-higher-edVP Andy Chan calls for the transformation of career services in a new report based on the Rethinking Success conference.
May 15, 2013

Is it time to kill of career services at colleges?

ThebusinessjournalVP Andy Chan provides a new vision of personal and career development and delivers a roadmap to help institutions transform the college-to-career experience in a new report.

May 15, 2013

Career Services Must Die


VP Andy Chan delivers a TEDx talk calling for the death of “career services” and highlights the OPCD at Wake Forest as an alternative model.
May 3, 2013

Struggling to Launch: Improving Job Prospects for the Class of ’13

Wake Forest’s OPCD is recognized for starting career development early, providing students a four year road map, and giving students academic credit for unique classes.

April 22, 2013

A Holistic Approach to Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest University

At Wake Forest, the Office of Personal & Career Development is taking innovative strides to help students build    the 3 C’s: clarity, competence, and confidence.

March 1, 2013

How to Find a Mentor Who’s Right for You

Dr. Allison McWilliams, the director of the Mentoring Resource Center at WFU, explains the important role mentors play as well as some characteristics you should look for in a potential mentor.

February 27, 2013

Alternative Networks Challenge College’s Role in Alumni Job Searches

VP Andy Chan emphasizes the role LinkedIn plays in the job and internship search process.

January 7, 2013

Colleges Get Career Minded

More Liberal Arts schools are beginning to make career development a mission-critical aspect of the college experience, featuring WFU’s OPCD.

May 22, 2012

The Liberal Arts and Careers

Rethinking Success Conference hosted by WFU’s OPCD considers and evaluates the relationship between the liberal arts and careers.

April 12, 2012

Six Tips for Liberal Arts Colleges to Produce Employable Grads

VP Andy Chan and Dean Jacque Fetrow deliver tips based on the WFU model of personal and career development.

April 1, 2012

Bringing Career Planning into Liberal Arts Classrooms

President Nathan Hatch emphasizes the importance of pairing a liberal arts curriculum with career planning programs focused on personal values and passions to achieve a college’s ultimate responsibility: to help students clarify their sense of self.

October 5, 2011

Finished College, Now What?

Wake Forest reimagines its career development program to help its undergraduates figure out who they are and what they want out of life long before commencement.

May 16, 2010

Renewing the Wellsprings of Responsibility

President Nathan Hatch’s keynote address at the Vocation in Undergraduate Education Conference advocating for career development programs that go beyond job placement and center on student’s values, talents, passions and goals.

March 12, 2009

Looking Beyond a Paycheck

President Nathan Hatch states that universities must do more to emphasize the importance of building core personal values and helping students discover how values can give meaning to their lives and careers.

December 29, 2008