Preparing for the Search

Regardless of your student’s class year, they can begin preparing for their internship or job search. Here are a few ways we’d like to see your student start early.

  • Register for Handshake. Handshake is Wake Forest’s internship and job board and provides students with hundreds of opportunities to students. By registering and filling out their profile, students can receive information about job and internship postings,  company information sessions and career-related events that is specific to their interests.
  • Schedule an appointment with a career counselor. Our career counseling staff can help your student select their major or career or identify internship or job opportunities.
  • Make a college resume. By starting early, your student will have a more refined resume when it comes time to apply for opportunities. Resumes and cover letters take more time than students think and having a strong resume early keeps them from missing available opportunities.
  • Build a professional network. Networking is the most critical piece to finding a job and as a parent, you can help your student begin their network. Encourage them to talk to adults about their interests and introduce them to people in your area who might be able to give them more information about careers that interest them. Creating a professional network is not about asking for a job or schmoozing, it’s about learning more information so your student can make informed career decisions.