Return to Serve
- 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
To Winston-Salem State University main campus:
- Waze: Use this app to share and view real-time traffic and road info with other drivers in your area. You can also see real-time alerts on your route for accidents, traffic jams and more.
- Google Maps: Access this web mapping service for real-time traffic conditions (Google Traffic), route planning for travel, to view street maps and more.
- MapQuest: Visit this website for driving directions, maps, live traffic updates and road conditions.
Once on Winston-Salem State University main campus:
- From main campus, head south on Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr (towards Bowman Gray Stadium)
- Continue past the Anderson Center entrance on your right (MLK/Reynolds Park Rd. Intersection)
- Make the second right once you go across the bridge on MLK (do not turn on Research Parkway)
- Turn left into the Field House parking lot FH
- Lot FH spaces will be to the left side of the parking area (if you pass the football stadium you have gone too far)
Designated parking has been provided for alumni participants in this program. You are subject to ticketing and towing at your expense if you do not follow the guidelines included regarding designated spaces. Transportation (shuttle) to the Thompson Center will start promptly at 7:15 a.m. and conclude at 8:45 a.m. for the Opening/Orientation Session. Transportation (shuttle) will resume at 1:30 p.m. and conclude at 2:30 p.m.
To find parking Lot FH please follow the Career Services Event parking signs. Parking will be available in Lot FH and university shuttles will be transporting alumni participants to the Thompson Center (campus) and back to the designated lot.
- Pick-up/shuttle to Diggs Gallery/Thompson Center Circle from Lot FH 7:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
- Pick-up/shuttle from Diggs Gallery/Thompson Center Circle to Lot FH 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
If you have any questions or a need for additional information, please contact Mr. Dana Walker at 336.750.3240 or walkerd@wssu.
We are excited to have you participate in this year’s event as a Visiting Professor! You will receive a Class Visitation Schedule during the registration/check-in. As Alumni, you provide valuable insight and you will have an opportunity to engage with freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors!
As a reminder, it is our goal to provide them with the following:
- the ability to gain insight into their own identities including their interests, skills, values, personalities, and future 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; and
- the ability to understand new cultures and organizations and to negotiate the transitions to them and within them.
- 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Classes will end by 10:30 a.m. To ensure timely arrival for 11:00 a.m. class, depart first classroom visit location by 10:40 a.m.
- 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Classes will end by noon. To ensure timely arrival for the luncheon, depart second classroom visit location by 12:10 p.m.
Discussion Topics (for Alumni)
- Graduation Year, Major
- Current Position
- Transition from College to the World of Work
- Professionalism and Networking
- The importance of utilizing Career Development Services and other Campus Resources
Question & Answer Discussion Prompts (for Students)
- What do you like about your major/classes?
- What are your plans after college?
- How involved are you on campus?
- What are your leadership roles and responsibilities?
- How do you balance all your classes, studying, and extra-curricular activities?
"Mapping Your Career Starts Now", Branding Yourself for the Job and Internship Search
Your career up the ladder may lead out of your geographic comfort zone. If an employer offers a job or promotion that requires a move, what factors should be considered before deciding? What steps can you take while enrolled to prepare for an offer that may come ten years after graduation? What does it take to effectively market you as a young professional and position yourself for graduate school and life after college?
Join a diverse panel of alumni for a panel discussion, Q&A and networking. Alumni will provide advice on the Global World- the benefits of studying/and or working abroad; the marketability of speaking another language; the willingness to be mobile i.e., relocate, effective networking/job search strategies, interview preparation, negotiation, and the college-to-work transition.
Lunch will start promptly at 12:30 p.m. in the Thompson Student Services Center, Rooms 207 A, B & C.
Professional attire is required for all events and be certain to wear comfortable shoes. We look forward to seeing you at our 2022 Return to Serve Program!