Find Your Passion
Making informed career decisions is a critical part of your personal development. In order to determine how you want to leverage your degree to advance your career, the Center for Market Readiness & Employment encourages every student to take time to thoughtfully explore their career options and find their calling. The Center offers a range of resources to assist you in this process including self-assessment tools tailored to careers in business, online industry resources, career coaching, workshops, corporate visits and on-campus industry professionals.
- Assessments are available for students to guide them in their career decisions. By taking one or more self-assessment tests, students get a better idea of their attitudes and interests as they relate to possible career choices. Assessments are designed to help students find their future calling by increasing self-knowledge. Whether planning a career, changing careers, or just needing insight, these assessments are available to guide our students to the right path.
- Career and Industry Panels are designed to help students explore career options within various industries. Students have the chance to speak with alumni and practicing professionals to gain insight on various career paths, and seek advice regarding specific jobs and internships. Industry panels are very candid, so students are encouraged to come with questions.
- Career Workshops help students discover interests, refine a career focus, employ job-search tools and strategies, and sharpen interview and negotiation skills.
- Networking Events provide opportunities to meet with alumni, industry experts and other professionals to discuss career options and help students further refine their areas of interest while making valuable contacts.
- Corporate Visits are annual trips to New York, Atlanta, Charlotte and other major cities by student finance, marketing, operations and strategy/consulting clubs to meet with alumni and key executives of leading companies. The meetings help students learn more about specific industries and expand professional networking contacts.
- The Resources Management Library has several databases and guides to researching specific companies and industries. Some of the library databases include, CareerSearch, IBIS World Industry Reports, Hoovers, and MarketLine. Learn More.
- Online Resources give each student access to career tools 24/7. This instant availability encourages our students to stay up-to-date with their career search while balancing the demands of their class schedule.
- DEACONLink and DEACONSource are the Wake Forest School of Business Online Recruiting Systems. DEACONLink is designed for experienced candidates including our Full-Time MBA and Working Professional MBA students while DEACONSource is designed for pre-experience candidates. The systems give students access and registration to upcoming events such as workshops, company information sessions, career and industry panels, on-campus interviews, job and internship postings, while also managing deadlines.
- WetFeet is an online database available to all business students that provides insightful profiles of companies, careers and industries to help guide job seekers. This extensive database has information on topics ranging from how to be successful in a case interview to how to find a job in the sustainability industry. WetFeet helps more than a million job candidates each year nail their interviews, avoid making ill-fated career decisions, and enhance their compensation packages.
- CareerShift offers a unique set of integrated job-hunting tools accessible via the Internet. The service lets students search and store every job listing on all job boards and includes individual contact information for millions of companies. CareerShift can help students organize and manage their entire job search campaign from one universally accessible location.
- InterviewStream is an online program that students can use to enhance their interviewing skills. This innovative tool allows them to set up a mock interview by selecting certain questions and filming responses through their web camera. Depending on their interviewing goals, students can review answers and critique them or submit them to their career coach for feedback.
- Vault.com provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company or profession—and how to position yourself to land that job. Whether you are just entering the workforce, making a lateral career move or considering a career change, Vault.com is more than just reviews, it provides the intelligence you need for the career you want—search current job openings, research a company, school or industry, get the inside scoop on what it’s really like, and find the career advice you need to launch your career.