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Talk to a Career Coach

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 and cover letter, get you ready for your upcoming interview, assist you in clarifying your career plans and job search, and help you find an internship or other ways to gain experience.
In the OPCD, we serve all Wake Forest first year and sophomores as well as juniors and seniors majoring in the liberal arts. (If you are enrolled in the School of Business, and would like to schedule a meeting with a career coach, please visit this link.) 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. (Please wait to fill out your personalized action plan during an appointment with a career counselor.)
  • A list of resources specific to your direction

Walk-ins

Walk-ins available during:

  • Monday-Thursday from 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM

You don’t need to call ahead or set an appointment—just walk in during those hours.

Walk-ins cover any topic you would like to discuss. Lasting 15 minutes, they 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.

We also offer special resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile reviews on Monday through Thursday 1 pm until 4 pm with extended hours 1 pm until 5 p.m. on September 15 and 16. Just like the coaching walk-ins, there’s no appointment necessary – just walk in.
After September 17, to schedule an appointment with a career coach, call 336.758.5902, stop by our office in Reynolda Room 230, or email us at careers@nullwfu.edu.

If you find that you can’t keep your appointment, please notify us by calling the office at  336.758.5902 so that we may free up the time for another student who needs to speak to a career coach. 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.

If you have been accepted into the School of Business, visit http://bit.ly/WFUCareerCenter.  To schedule an appointment with your career advisor:

  1. Log-in to the scheduling system at http://bit.ly/WFUCareerCenter
  2. Select your advisor (Caleigh McElwee or Mike Crespi)
  3. Select your service (Reason for Appointment)
  4. Select an open date (Indicated in White)
  5. Select your preferred time (Based on Calendar Availability)

FAQ:

How do I log-in to the system? If you are a new user, you will be prompted to enter your contact information, returning users will be asked for their log-in.

How will I know my appointment is reserved? Once you have scheduled your appointment, you will receive email confirmation.

What if I need to cancel my appointment? If you must cancel your appointment, please cancel right away. Except in rare cases, you’re expected to give 24hrs notice so we can open the slot to one of your classmates.