Yes! You can schedule a video meeting (or a phone call) with an OPCD Career Coach through Handshake or by calling our office at 336.758.5902 (8:30am-5pm EST). And watch for more details about how to access virtual drop-in hours.
- Home Questions You May Have
- Can I talk to someone? How?
- What tools/resources can I use while I am away from campus?
- I want to get started on my internship/job search. What do I need to do?
Are there ways/sites to find remote internships? Or jobs?
Yes. Search for opportunities that match your skills and interest, then add the keyword “remote” to find roles that allow remote opportunities. And take a look at sites like Parker Dewey, which offers “micro-internships.”
What can I do to be productive?
There are quite a few things you can do:
- Make sure your personal branding is up-to-date, including your resume and your Handshake and LinkedIn profiles. Our coaches are available to help you with these!
- Build your network and conduct informational interviews. You can find alumni here and tips on how to request time and information here.
- Apply for internships or jobs. If you apply, you are giving yourself a change to be hired.
Grow your skills! LinkedIn Learning is a great site to build professional skills.
How do I build my resume?
Start with a template! We provide multiple resume templates to meet your needs along with suggestions on how to write strong accomplishment statements that highlight your skills and experiences.
How do I prepare for an interview?
- Start by using the tips and resources found on our website.
- Schedule a virtual mock interview with one of our career coaches.
- Use this page for tips on virtual and phone interviews.
Use InterviewStream, our video interview practice platform, to practice your answers.
What if I don’t land an internship for this summer? Can I do something else?
Yes! Employers will always be looking for people with the skills they need. So any skill-building experience you get this summer will be a positive, whether it’s a long-term volunteer opportunity, project work, or even a summer job.
How can I build relevant experience if I don’t get an internship? Or a job?
Most employers hire based on how well the skills of a candidate match the needs of the role. So anything you do that helps you build skills is going to be relevant to future employers.
Are organization still hiring?
Yes, employers are still hiring, and recruiting has gone virtual. Login to Handshake daily and read the newsletter from Employer Relations to see new and existing opportunities.
- Will employers be hosting events for students?
Will there be on-campus interviewing?
At the moment there will be no on-campus interviewing. Most employers are continuing the recruiting process virtually, and they will communicate with you which tool they will be using.
What if my offer is withdrawn?
While we hope this does not occur, remember that it is not a reflection on you. The OPCD is here to help you, both while you are at Wake Forest, and beyond. Please reach out to us at 335.758.5902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about offers.
What if my offer is in a place with a high level of the COVID-19 infection?
Consider reaching out to the employer, recruiter, or hiring manager to ask for any updates or how this will affect your future employment. Here are guidelines on professional communication.
Questions You May Have
Office of Personal & Career Development
The Office of Personal and Career Development is committed to empowering every Wake Forest student to flourish in work and life. Through career coaching, events, workshops, courses, career treks, fairs, self-assessments, and much more, we seek to make sure EVERY Wake Forest student has the tools, resources, information, and most of all a partner to navigate the college-to-career transition.