News and Media Coverage

Career Services Must Die

Andy Chan, Vice President of Personal & Career Development at Wake Forest, calls for the transformation of college career services. The outdated model of overbooked career counselors is no longer, and perhaps never has been, an effective method for preparing college students to enter the world of work.

May 15, 2013

Is it time to kill of career services at colleges?

Matt Evans of The Business Journal interviews VP Andy Chan regarding a new report out of Wake Forest based on the Rethinking Success conference. The report argues for a new vision of personal and career development and delivers a roadmap to help institutions transform the college-to-career experience.

May 15, 2013

Colleges Get Career-Minded

Lauren Weber of The Wall Street Journal discusses the changes higher education is facing in terms of career preparation of students. While some faculty remain resistant, many schools are incorporating job preparation and training into the academic experience.

May 22, 2012

Silicon Valley needs humanities students

Vivek Wadhwa, a fellow at the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford, argues that employers, the market and society need musicians, artists and psychologists, as much as they need biomedical engineers and computer programmers.

May 16, 2012

The Liberal Arts and Leadership

Mark Peltz, the Associate Dean and Director of career development at Grinnell College, examines the educational credentials of those on in business, government, and nonprofit to determine the connection (if any) between liberal arts and leadership.

May 14, 2012

Building your personal ‘brand

Lee Miller of The Star-Ledger remarks on the importance personal branding can play in one’s career. Especially in regards to new graduates, effective and consistent personal branding is essential to differentiate oneself from other entry-level job candidates.

May 6, 2012

Vocation or Exploration? Pondering the Purpose of College

Alina Tugeno of The New York Times evaluates the two commonly considered purposes of college (finding a job v. creating an engaged citizenry versed in the human experience), but determines that vocational training and the liberal arts need not be mutually exclusive.

May 4, 2012

Duke professor leaves classroom, hopes to restore importance of language, history, literature

Retiring Duke Professor Peter Burian advocates for the lifelong value of an education rooted in the humanities. Central to his argument is reflection on the past, through which we can discover more about today’s circumstances and more about ourselves.

April 29, 2012

Conference Reevaluates Value of Liberal Arts Degree

Amanda Lomax of Wake Forest’s campus newspaper, The Old Gold & Black, reflects on some of the key takeaways and insights derived from the Rethinking Success conference.

April 20, 2012

Career Success Starts with a “T”

Dr. Katherine Brooks explains why graduates who are “T-Shaped” are highly desired by leading employers. Thinking as a “T” will allow liberal arts students develop their full potential for today’s workplace.

April 19, 2012

Liberal Arts Degrees are Worth It

Toni Buckler, a senior vice president at Alexander Street Press, declares that she prefers to hire new graduates who are liberally educated. When hiring, Buckler places a heavier emphasis on acquired skills than major content.

April 16, 2012

A Wake Forest Model of Career Development?

Dr. John Fea, Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, ponders the possible results of increased monetary investment and faculty partnership in creating a more vibrant working relationship between humanities professors and career centers.

April 12, 2012

Condoleezza Rice pushes for better work training at colleges

Fox 8 News covers Dr. Rice’s address during the Rethinking Success conference. Among her key points is the message that even successful universities must remain open to change and innovation to ensure their students’ continued success.

April 12, 2012

Rethinking Success with the Renaissance Woman of Higher Education: Condoleezza Rice

Katie Mahone of WakeStudent recaps Dr. Condoleezza Rice’s keynote address at the Rethinking Success conference, highlighting the need of higher education institutions to strategically adapt to the new environment in which they operate while maintaining the core of who they are.

April 12, 2012

Rice: US Higher Education is world’s gold standard

John Hinton of The Winston-Salem Journal reviews Dr. Condoleezza Rice’s keynote address at the Rethinking Success conference, underscoring higher education’s three principal missions: imparting knowledge, connecting passions, and widening perspectives.

April 12, 2012

The Liberal Arts and Careers

Scott Jaschik, editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed, reports on the catalysts leading to the Rethinking Success conference and details a few of the innovations Wake Forest has implemented to respond to these forces.

April 12, 2012

Conference at Wake Forest University will examine merits of liberal arts education

Jenna Jordan of The Daily Tar Heel previews the Rethinking Success conference as an opportunity to assess the degree to which liberal arts institutions are effectively preparing their graduates for the world of work.

April 11, 2012

Government, business leaders to speak at WFU about value of Liberal Arts degree

News 14 Carolina praises the Rethinking Success conference for bringing together such important and diverse perspectives to the table to discuss the value and future of liberal arts education.

April 11, 2012

Six tips for liberal arts colleges to produce employable grads

Andy Chan, VP of Personal and Career Development, and Jacque Fetrow, Dean of Wake Forest College, deliver six tips for schools to produce employable graduates based on the Wake Forest model.

April 1, 2012