Connects Tips

We’re excited that you’ll be joining us in DC on June 5 for Wake Forest Connects – DC! Here are six tips and tools to help you prepare to shine and make the most of your Wake Forest Connects experience.


DC Connects


1. ReviewWake Forest Connects – DC Student Prep Guide (Prezi)

A quick guide via Prezi with reminders of what you need to know to show up ready to network.

2. UpdateLinkedIn and join WF Career Connectors

LinkedIn is often the first place you’ll turn to find out more about new connections. Make sure your profile represents you well. For videos and information on LinkedIn visit the OPCD “Learn to Network” page.

3. CheckoutEvernote

This app helps you keep track of new contacts and connect with them on LinkedIn. Business card scanning is available for iOS systems. Learn more by reading 5 cool ways to use business cards in Evernote.

4. Plan – What Questions to Ask

It’s a good idea to have some talking points and questions prepared ahead of time to help you get the conversation started. Download this set of suggested questions.

5. Participate – in Additional Networking

Arrange to have coffee on Friday with someone you meet at the event or attend one of WFU’s 4Good Days and interact with alums further. Events opened to Wake Forests Connects participants include the Back on My Feet Runs (two locations – Spring Rd AND 2nd and E) and WFU Pro Bono Consult-a-thon. Search for the event name and register here.

6. Know – Who’s in the room

Alumni from the following companies are expected to attend:


AARPAlvarez & Marsal Taxand, LLC

American University Career

CenterAmeson Education & Cultural Exchange Foundation


Back on My Feet DC

BrigliaHundley, P.C.

Catholic Relief Services


Center for Strategic and International Studies

Command Holdings Group, Inc.

Congressman Frank R. Wolf

Congressman Lee Terry

CoStar Group (Real Estate)

Council of the Americas

Covance Market Access Strategies Inc

Cricket Media

Cvent, Inc.

DC Public Schools

Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Department of Homeland Security, Private Sector Office

Dept. of Treasury in the Office of International Affairs

DHR Holdings LLC

Direct Dermacare, Get On Social


Entrepreneurs’ Organization

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP



George Washington Law School

Hanover Research

Harris Moure Law Firm

International Crisis Group


Juggernaut Capital


Litigation Department of Paul Hastings, LLP


McDermott Will & Emery LLP

Moroccan American Center for Policy

National Credit Union Administration (Federal Government Agency)

National Gallery of Art

Navigant Consulting

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology


Potomac Health Foundation

Presti & Company, Inc.


Red Five Security

Representative Diana DeGette (CO-01)

Republican State Leadership Committee

SCOUT by Bungalow

Solimar International

The Advisory Board Company

The District of Columbia Bar

The Herald Group

The Northeast Maglev

Troutman Sanders

TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

TUSK Digital

U.S. Department of Energy

U.S. Rep. Richard Hudson (NC-8)

U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA)

U.S. Travel Association

URS Corporation

US House of Representatives – Rep. Austin Scott (R-GA-08)

Williams & Connolly LLP

Wilson Center

Wolf Trap Performing Arts Foundation


YMCA of Metropolitan Washington