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Return to Serve

Winston-Salem State University will host Alumni Return to Serve on Thursday, October 31, 2019.  Please make plans to join us for this high impact educational opportunity!  Alumni Return To Serve bring alumni and undergraduates together for professional growth.  As a University strategic priority, the program effectively prepares students for life after graduation. Career Development Services is committed to empowering students and graduates to discover their passion, explore their career options, develop their personal career plan, and attain their goals as part of their lifelong educational philosophy.  It’s our goal to provide them with the following abilities:

  • The ability to gain insight into their own identities including their interests, skills, values, personalities, and goals
  • The ability to identify and research potential choices in the job or graduate school decision-making process and then to promote and market themselves to chosen opportunities in a professional manner
  • The ability to initiate, develop and maintain professional relationships in ways that foster mutually beneficial and continuing professional growth and development
  • The ability to understand new cultures and organizations and to negotiate the transitions to them and within them
As Alumni, you provide valuable insight on navigating the post–college world. 

Registration is required (participants will not be allowed to register on the day of the event)!  All registered participants will receive an email confirmation.  Registration deadline is Friday, October 18th, 2019.



Return To Serve Itinerary

Event Time Location
Continental Breakfast   8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m Thompson Center, Rooms 207 B&C
Class Visitations     9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Various Locations
**Schedule will be provided at check-in
Luncheon     12:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Thompson Center, Rooms 207 B&C
**ARTS Participants Only

Program Description/Overview

Classroom Visitations

We are excited to have you participate in this year’s event!  We are providing an outline of topics to cover during your class presentations.  Because we have an action packed day planned for you, we ask that you adhere to the schedule as closely as possible. 

I.                    Introductions

a.       Graduation Year
b.       Major
c.       Current Position
d.       Transition from College to the World of Work
e.       Professionalism
II.                  Question & Answer Discussion Prompts

a.       What do you like about your major/classes?
b.       What are your plans after college?
c.        How involved are you on campus?
d.       How do you balance all of your classes, studying, and work (if you have a job)?

Professional attire is required for all events.  Make sure that you wear comfortable shoes.  We look forward to seeing you at our 2019 Return to Serve Program!  Please contact Caree Development Services at (336) 750-3240 if you have questions or concerns.