What should I do if I…

What should I do if I am a recent graduate looking for something?

How do I become career and life ready?


Be prepared for wherever life may lead you. These seven essential skills will set you up for success – whether it be for grad school, a career, or…life.

What should I do NOW during the summer?

Know what has changed with recruiting

Our Spring Recruiting Guide gets you ready for virtual recruiting, upcoming events, and more. A lot has changed this year so be in-the-know.

Network, because 80% of jobs are landed through connections

While you are with family, friends, and others close to you, get connected to their networks. These connections are a proven strategy to land a job or internship.

Represent the BEST you

Now’s the time to update your resume, Handshake profile and Linkedin profile to make a great first impression with recruiters.

Get prepared for your interviews

Everyone wishes that they had been better prepared for their interviews. Practice early and often – to ace your interview and win the job.

Read our industry-specific emails

Targeted information and opportunities are sent out weekly to those interested. Don’t miss out on current internship and job opportunities for top career paths for Wake Forest students. Subscribe here.

Apply! There are thousands of opportunities in Handshake

Update your personal profile and career interests – and check back frequently for new opportunities and company information events.

What if I need more help?

Use the online chat link at the bottom of this web page to connect with a REAL PERSON who can answer your job and internship search and your career-related questions.

Schedule an appointment with a career coach

Whether you know what you want or have no idea how to get started… you can schedule a 1:1 appointment with one of our career coaches.

Schedule an appointment

Financial Help – For Those Who Need It

Professional Development Grant

From wardrobe to cards, stationery, and pad-folios… The expenses for professional-wear can quickly start to climb. Cover the bills for the necessary job-search go-to’s with the professional development grant.

Students can apply for a grant up to $300.

Apply for the Professional Development Grant here

Experiential Learning Stipend

Looking to research the career field of your dreams… but can’t seem to find the funds? Take advantage of unpaid summer internships and research projects through the experiential learning stipend. Students can request up to $3,000 in their application!

All rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible for the experiential learning (internship) stipend.  Students are not eligible to apply if they are receiving funding from another source.

Apply for the Experiential Learning Stipend here