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From High School to College to Career
January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Andy Chan, the VP of Innovation and Career Development at Wake Forest University, hosts an informative discussion as well as a question and answer session about the journey from high school to choosing the right college and then into choosing the right career for each student.
He has many tips to utilize and pitfalls to avoid to help both parents and students in this process. He will offer students a new perspective on thinking about their future and will help parents learn how to best guide their high schoolers in this process!
Location: Thompson Upper School Lecture Hall
Hosted by the Cherokee Rose Chapter of the National Charity League
About Andy Chan
Andy Chan is the Vice President for Innovation and Career Development at Wake Forest University (WFU). He oversees the award-winning Office of Personal and Career Development (OPCD) and Mentoring Resource Center for students and alumni, WFU Pre-College programs, and the WFU Board of Trustees Innovation Committee. As a WFU professor of the practice and while at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, he has taught entrepreneurship, leadership, career success, and career and life vision.
Andy’s career mission is to transform traditional career services into a mission-critical component of the college experience. Most known for his TEDx talk, “Career Services Must Die” and the “CS Must Die -Part 2,” Andy and the OPCD have been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, MSNBC, NPR, USA Today, Inside Higher Education, and The Chronicle of Higher Education. Andy led the MBA Career Management Center at Stanford University, has held executive leadership roles in ed-tech startups, The Learning Company, MindSteps, and eProNet, and worked at The Clorox Company and Bain & Company. Andy earned his MBA and undergraduate degrees at Stanford University.
In addition to coaching and mentoring students and executives of all ages and backgrounds, Andy is a strategic advisor to many for-profit and non-profit organizations including Handshake, ReBoot Accel, Telemachus, Beyond Barriers Athletic Foundation, Abide, Michigan Colleges Alliance, Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education, New Community Church, and Sports Challenge.