Wake Forest’s response to the financial crisis

10.3.2008 Alumni News, Article, General

To business alumni:

Along with the rest of the country, we at Wake Forest have been following the recent economic news from New York and Charlotte with interest. There is a great deal of uncertainty about the economy, but what is certain is that the Wake Forest family is thinking of all our graduates who have been affected by the current financial crisis and we are committed to assisting those in need.

Wake Forest prides itself on being a university that fosters personal relationships in an intimate collegiate university setting. One of our greatest strengths is the Wake Forest network of alumni, parents and friends. There are a number of important ways you can link in to this

– Ensure that your personal information and career information is up to date via WIN (the Wake Forest Information Network):
http://www.wfu.edu/alumni/win/ WIN allows you to search for friends and classmates and also provides access to the Alumni Career Assistance Program (ACAP) via the Alumni Career Networking Directory.

– Through WIN, register for ACAP to offer or receive assistance with networking. There is also a listserv with job postings that can be accessed by alumni: http://www.wfu.edu/career/alumni/listserv.html

– Become involved with your local Wake Forest club. Many of the metro area clubs host regular networking lunches and other events.

– Make Wake Forest aware of job openings in your company. Contact the Career Services office (undergraduate) at 336.758.5246 or email careers@wfu.edu and the Career Management Center (MBA) at 800.226.1065
or email careers@mba.wfu.edu.

– Hire Wake Forest graduates whenever possible.

These are early ways to aid Wake Foresters who are seeking assistance in these difficult times, and we are working across the campus to provide more options in the future. If you have suggestions or feedback, please share your ideas. Working together, we can provide outstanding career networking and resources to our alumni.

With all best wishes,

Nathan O. Hatch

Steven S Reinemund
Dean of Business