Office of Personal & Career Development
Natalie Wilson, a Fredericksburg, Virginia, native, is overjoyed to be spending her first year as a Wake Forest University graduate back on its beautiful campus. She is grateful that the Fellows Program provides her the opportunity to employ her interests in event planning and writing, as well as build valuable relationships with her cohort colleagues. Ultimately, she is excited to explore the field of higher education and determine her next career steps. Most of all, through the Fellows Program Natalie works for a University and office about which she’s extremely passionate.
Natalie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minors in both Interdisciplinary Writing and Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her involvement on campus included serving as a passionate member of the Club Rowing Team and as a moderator for the BRANCHES Social Justice Retreat. She also served as a student member of the Women’s Fund, interned for the Law School’s Department of Communication and Public Relations and edited three sections of the Old Gold Black student newspaper.
Natalie is particularly passionate about the Office of Personal and Career Development because she is a personal witness to its impact. She was able to land her dream internship after accumulating a wealth of knowledge from OPCD courses and repeated appointments with Career Coaches. She worked for Winston Starts, a nonprofit startup incubator located in the heart of downtown Winston Salem, for eight months, completing projects similar to those now on her docket as a Wake Forest Fellow.
With the help of the invaluable resources the OPCD has to offer, Natalie is serving in yet another dream position. She is enthusiastic about her work, which will help place future students, such as herself, on a path to a fulfilling career.