Volunteer

The Wake Forest School of Business’ alumni base is more than 18,000 strong. We want our alumni to be active and engaged and are consistently identifying opportunities for your involvement. As a School of Business alumnus, 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 utilize our alumni a number of ways throughout the year and typically share these opportunities through our School of Business monthly newsletter. (If you don’t currently receive these, please email sbalumni@wfu.edu.)

Here are some of the ways alumni have volunteered their time over the past year:

  • Guest lecturing in a class
  • Speaking at one of our Orientations
  • Attending a student networking event
  • Serving as a judge for a student competition or presentation
  • Speaking to a student club or organization
  • Participating in informational interviews on careers and/or industry
  • Sponsoring an MSM Action Learning Project
  • Participating in our Community Coaching Program
  • Serving on the Alumni Council or Board of Visitors
  • Serving on an Advisory Council for our MSM or MSA programs

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

Other Ways to Get Involved and Stay Connected

 


Be a featured alumni during Cultural Awareness Months

The School of Business is committed to celebrating the diversity of our community, and it is powerful for our current students to see faces and stories of alumni with whom they may identify. Featured alumni will be displayed on our digital boards throughout Farrell Hall and the Charlotte Center during the following Cultural Awareness Months:

  • LatinX Heritage Month (September – October)
  • LGBTQ History Month (October)
  • Black History Month (February)
  • National Women’s History Month (March)
  • Asian Heritage Month (April)

If you’re interested in being a featured alumni, please complete this form and share a high resolution photo of yourself or contact Amanda Horton (hortonaj@wfu.edu), Senior Associate Director, Integrative Student Services – Center for Excellence, for more information.

 


Sponsor an MSM Action Learning Project 2

Action Learning Projects (ALP) enable students to apply their academic knowledge to real-world business challenges. We are currently seeking sponsors interested in providing “live” projects for students to gain valuable practical experience. Each team is matched with a different sponsor and project to manage. Contact Angie Lynde (lyndeaj@wfu.edu), Assistant Director, Experiential Learning, for more information.

 


Participate in our MBA Referral Program, get rewards!

School of Business alumni know better than anyone the type of candidate who will thrive at Wake Forest. The MBA Referral Program is a formal way to facilitate these connections. 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: encourage them to schedule a , register for an upcoming event, or help facilitate an introduction to Jeremiah Nelson (nelsonjs@wfu.edu), Director, Enrollment Management.
  • Winston-Salem MBA candidates: encourage them to contact Kevin Bender (benderkc@wfu.edu), Executive Director, Winston-Salem Evening MBA program.

 


Become a Wake MBA Career Ambassador

Do you want to make an impact on the Wake MBA community? Are you looking to give back? Join the Career Ambassador Program, which is designed to give current students a connection to the market through the Wake MBA alumni network.

  • Ways you can serve: Assist with questions related to your company, industry, job function, or career pivot experience, and any other areas in which you feel that you have expertise and can assist.
  • How this can help you: Connect with current students, giving you the opportunity to also expand your own network, meet talented students, and stay connected to the Wake Forest family.

If you are interested in becoming a career ambassador, apply online by completing the Career Ambassador Interest Survey. Contact Cynthia Forbes (forbesc@wfu.edu), Director of Corporate Relations, Wake Forest Charlotte Center with questions.