Jobs, Scholarships, and Professional Development

Check out the Wake Forest Scholars Program’s Scholarships for Women resource page for information on scholarships offered for women.

Applications: Campus Life Advisory Committee

From the organizers: 

The Campus Life Advisory Committee (CLAC) will meet with Dr. Rue once a month to act as her sounding board on campus life issues.

Students can apply on The Link here:

Curtis Scholarship

The scholarship’s “mission is to empower people of color and underrepresented minorities through mentorship and travel; and to foster cultural awareness and global citizenship.”(Quoted text from the Global Citizen website) Learn more and apply (before 4/25) here

The following information is from the organizers:

Magnolias Project Applications Open

We invite you to enhance your teaching and engagement with sustainability issues by participating in the Magnolias Project May 10-11, 2017 on the Wake Forest campus. No prior experience with sustainability-related issues in the classroom or in research is necessary. Faculty at all ranks and career stages are welcome.

This innovative approach to curricular change provides faculty with an intellectually stimulating and collegial experience to pool their expertise.  Faculty who would like to develop a new course module, or an entirely new course, that engages issues of sustainability and the environment are encouraged to apply.

Applications are accepted through April 17th. 

  • Send a short (one-paragraph maximum) description of how you plan to change an existing course, or develop a new one, that will incorporate environmental and/or sustainability issues to Kim Couch  Please include your name, departmental affiliation, phone number and e-mail address.

Want to know more?

  • The attached letter of invitation offers details about the workshop.

Join a community of faculty searching for new ways to engage issues relevant to their fields!

The following information is from the organizers:

For Class of 2019 and 2020: Deadline May 11th
The McKinsey Undergraduate Women’s Summit was established with the goal of meeting and supporting talented female undergraduates in their professional growth. The one-day program will include “Consulting 101,” an exciting keynote speaker, problem-solving overview, and other activities. We hope you’ll join us to learn and connect with your peers alongside a group of inspiring professional women.

Hosted in various cities this summer:
New York City: Saturday, June 10th
Dallas: Saturday, June 10th
Washington, DC: Saturday, June 10th
Atlanta: Saturday, June 17th
San Francisco: Saturday, June 24th
Chicago: July 2017 (Exact date TBC)
**Please note: Travel and accommodations are not provided for this event.

Learn more and apply:

Gatekeepers Workshops

In fall 2009, the Office of the Provost began to offer Gatekeepers Workshops in partnership with the Wake Forest Professional Development Center.  A “gatekeeper” is any member of the Wake Forest community who represents the University through his or her interaction with students, faculty, staff, and other constituents.  These workshops are intended to engage “gatekeepers” through training, networking, and skill building opportunities on a range of topics that are relevant to the Wake Forest community and it’s Strategic Plan.  Open to all Wake Forest alumni, faculty, staff, graduate and undergraduate students.  You must register to attend through the Professional Development Center, and attend session 1 to attend session 2.

Session 1, “Enhancing Our Community Through Inclusion”

Session 2, “Cross Cultural Conflict and Dialogue”

Session 3, “Contact Theory and Dialogue”

Session 4, “Unconscious Bias”

Safe Zone Training

The Safe Zone program is an in-depth, interactive presentation designed to educate Wake Forest faculty, staff, and students about the LGBTQ community. Anti-LGBTQ bias and prejudice affects all members of a community, and we all have the opportunity to work against it. Participants learn what it means to be an ally—a person who supports and stands up for the rights of LGBTQ people—as well as how to create a Safe Zone. Allies who have completed the training program will be given a Safe Zone sticker, identifiable to the entire campus, which may be displayed on the ally’s door to designate it as a safe place for all members of the community.  To register for this event, please visit

 Check out current professional development opportunities for WFU faculty and staff at the PDC