Student Engagement

As a School of Business alum, you are part of an outstanding network of ethical business leaders who are committed to the ideals of pro humanitate. Volunteering your time and sharing your talent can pay rewards on a personal and professional level, not to mention a fulfilling way to help current students and other members of our community.

We help engage our alumni a number of ways throughout the year and typically share these opportunities through our School of Business monthly newsletter. Outlined below are a few opportunities for alumni to engage with students: 

Graduate Consulting Projects

Do you have a business problem for a group of graduate students to tackle? Alumni are invited to provide a Graduate Consulting Project and we’ll match you with a group of creative, solution-oriented business graduate students. Graduate Consulting Projects are an integral part of the Master of Science in Management (MSM) program. Designed to provide students with a world-class experiential learning opportunity, these projects give organizations the benefit of fresh ideas and solutions in business. The MSM consulting projects take place year-round and span all functional areas of business from marketing and human resources to finance and analytics.

Community Business Leader Coaching Program

This program provides a unique opportunity for alumni who are industry professionals to enrich students’ development as both team members and business leaders. Our academic programs use our proprietary 360 Team Member Assessment (TMA) to provide developmental feedback on leader behaviors that contribute to team effectiveness. Results from the TMA provide students insight to enhance self-awareness, personal development, and the impact of high performing teams. Coaches facilitate and support team-level reflection and the creation of a development plan on the TMA feedback process as part of this phenomenal professional development opportunity for both students and coaches. For more information or to apply for a coaching position, please contact Lyn Myers (myerslb@wfu.edu).

Alumni Ambassador Program

MSA, MSBA, and MSM alumni are invited to join the Alumni Ambassador Program. This pilot program gives current students the opportunity to reach out to alumni with questions related to their company, industry, job function, or geographic location. Interested alumni should contact Nicole Soskin (nicole.soskin@gmail.com), Chair of the Alumni Council Market Readiness & Employment Committee.

MBA Career Ambassador Program

This program is designed to give current MBA students a connection to the market through the Wake Forest MBA alumni network. Program alumni assist with questions related to their company, industry, job function, or career pivot experience. Interested alumni should contact Cynthia Forbes (forbesc@wfu.edu), Director of Corporate Relations, Wake Forest Charlotte Center with questions.

Refer a Prospective Student

Do you know a stellar prospective student who would thrive in one of the graduate programs at the School of Business? Our alumni are instrumental in identifying potential candidates for future classes. Refer a prospective student and a recruiter will follow-up directly with the candidate. 

MBA Alumni are also invited to participate in our MBA Referral Program. By referring an incoming MBA student you will receive an invite to the referral dinner; an exclusive Wake MBA branded “members only” jacket; a scholarship of at least $3,000 given to your referral, in your name; and a raffle ticket to win additional prizes. 

  • Charlotte MBA candidates: contact Jeremiah Nelson (nelsonjs@wfu.edu), Director, Enrollment Management, Charlotte MBA program  
  • Winston-Salem MBA candidates: contact Kevin Bender (benderkc@wfu.edu), Executive Director, Winston-Salem Evening MBA program

Recruit Wake Forest Talent 

As a Wake Forest alum, you know better than anyone how incredible our students are. If your organization has positions or internships open, our Employer Relations team is here to help with your recruitment efforts. Post your job or internship to Handshake, a user-friendly recruitment platform that will enable you to manage the critical elements of your engagement with Wake Forest. As an employer in this system, you can post jobs and events, select pre-set interview schedules, as well as search and message students. 

Additional Engagement Opportunities

Throughout the year we receive requests from our faculty, career coaches, and integrative student services colleagues to connect with alumni for additional student engagement opportunities, such as: guest lectures and speakers, judges for a student competitions or presentations, informational interviews, career/industry panels, attend new student orientation, and attend a variety of student networking events. 

If any of the above interests you, let us know by emailing sbalumni@wfu.edu. Or share other types of engagement you would be most interested in, whether it is on campus or in your own city.