Heart of the Matter

Andy Chan's Blog for Parents, Mentors and Teachers

The OPCD is in Overdrive!

As graduation nears, the Wake Forest campus takes on a different energy.  Some students are excited for the long break. Others are sad to be leaving friends and faculty.  In seniors a different energy can be felt. Some seniors feel the buzz of accomplishment and excitement for things to come, but for others, graduation evokes a sense of panic and anxiety.

To make sure we’re meeting the needs of all of our seniors the OPCD has gone into overdrive! We have continued to offer our traditional services, including; daily resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile reviews, one-on-one counseling appointments, online assessments, events and workshops, G-Chat hours with our career counselors, mock interviews in the office or on-line, and hundreds of job postings through DeaconSource.

In the past few weeks we have also begun reaching out to target employer populations to increase the number of available jobs, opening the career counselors schedules to allow for more senior-only appointments, adding programs and workshops specific to the senior job search, extending resume book submissions, and providing more networking opportunities for students.  The introduction of these additional services not only opens doors for our seniors, but also gives all of us in the OPCD the opportunity to work with these spectacular students before they leave Wake Forest.

 

 

 

Graduation outside of Wait Chapel

Category: OPCD Updates