For the past several years, BB&T Center director Matthew Phillips has led a workshop titled “Running Your Life Like a Business” for young alumni in Wake Forest’s Presidential Fellows program. The concept is that some basic principles from business strategy can help young professionals us to think through how we want to maximize the resources we have in our lives—especially time.
The videos convey many of the ideas that the BB&T Center talks about under the umbrella of professional identity, including how graduates can take on professional identity by doing the things they are uniquely suited for in the world in order to create value.
The folks in the Alumni Personal and Career Development Center, led by Allison McWilliams, have been encouraging of this recurring program and recently worked with Phillips to create a set of videos that include ideas from the workshop. Those are hosted on the WFU Mentoring Resource Center and are linked below. You can also view them in a YouTube playlist.