Heart of the Matter

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Great Networking Event in DC!

It’s no surprise that so many of our students want to live or work in Washington, D.C. – it is an energetic, vibrant city that offers growth and challenge to our hard-working students.  With over 3,000 alumni living or working in the DC area, the OPCD and Alumni office realize how important it is to connect with students and alumni living in that area.

Wake Forest Connects – DC is a networking event that should not be missed!  It’s a great way for current students, recent graduates, alumni, and parents to connect and discuss what it’s like to live and work in Washington, D.C.  Not only will registrants get the opportunity to learn about the DC culture, but they’ll also meet people that will help them feel more comfortable and welcome in taking their first steps in DC.

On Wednesday, June 20th, students will have the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion where they will learn how to connect their classroom knowledge and skills with actual job opportunities, learn how to market themselves effectively in DC, and then participate in a networking session.  They’ll meet alumni from prestigious companies such as Deloitte, Small Think Majority, Navigant Consulting, The Advisory Board and even The White House.  Following the networking reception participants will get some helpful guidance and perspective from yours truly (me!) and Steve Reinemund, Dean of the Schools of Business at Wake Forest University.

If you currently live in DC or have a student that is interested in working in DC, please join us for this important opportunity to re-connect with Wake Forest.  Please visit the alumni page here to register.

Category: Employer Events, Networking