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Talk to a Career Coach

Do you want to talk with a career coach one-on-one?

Whether you know the exact career field you plan to work in or have no idea what the future holds, one-on-one career coaching is a valuable resource to help you reach your goals. Career coaches can help you identify your strengths and talents, create the stories you will tell at interviews and in your “elevator pitch,” refine and improve your resume or cover letter, get you ready for your upcoming interview, assist you in clarifying your career path and job search, or help you find an internship or other relevant experience.

The OPCD serves all Wake Forest first year and sophomores as well as juniors and seniors majoring in the liberal arts. Whether you don’t know where to start or feel like you already have a plan, we can help you determine your next steps. Feel free to bring a draft of your resume, or thoughts on jobs or careers that have interested you in the past to help start your first appointment. After your 45 minute career coaching appointment you will have:

  • An action plan and clarity about your next steps.
  • Resources specific to your direction.

Scheduling an appointment with a career coach is easy – just click on the “Request an Appointment” button in Handshake. If you need additional assistance scheduling an appointment, feel free to call 336.758.5902, or stop by our office in Reynolda Room 230.

Do you have brief questions that need quick answers?

Try OPCD Walk-In hours. Walk-ins are available Monday through Thursday from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM and there’s no need schedule an appointment – just walk in during those hours. Lasting 15 minutes, walk-in hours allow enough time for quick questions and basic advice. If, during your walk-in, you decide you need more time, simply tell the coach and we will schedule you for a longer appointment.

Are you interested in having your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile reviewed?

The OPCD offers resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile reviews on Monday through Thursday from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Just like the coaching walk-ins, there’s no appointment necessary – just walk in.

Are you going to miss your appointment? Did you no-show for an appointment without notifying the OPCD?

If you find that you can’t keep your appointment, please cancel your appointment in Handshake at least 24 hours in advance or call the office at 336.758.5902 so that we may free up the time for another student. If you are a no show for your appointment, keep the following policy in mind:

  • After 1 no-show, you must send a letter of apology to the affected coach.
  • After 2 no-shows, you will not be able to make another appointment during this academic year, however you may utilize the OPCD’s walk-in appointments and resume reviews only.