SUCCESS! Where to Find It

Public speaking is required from time to time, whether in a meeting at work or a discussion in class – and for some, the very thought is daunting. But students at Wake Tech don’t have to brave public speaking alone. They can drop in at one of the college’s SPEAK centers, on the Main and Northern Wake campuses, and get help to calm their fears. SPEAK stands for Speech Preparation...

Job Well Done!

Wake Tech grads have the skills and credentials they need to take on the world. Ready to get started on your career pathway? Look at our programs of study and find the one that inspires you. Follow your passion and claim your reward! What are you waiting for? For more information call 919-866-5500. Credentials Key: AAS = Associate in Applied Science D = Diploma C =...
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7 STEPS to Enroll at Wake Tech

Step 1: Complete an online application admissions.waketech.edu Step 2: Activate your student account my.waketech.edu Click “Activate Account” and follow prompts. This is the one login you’ll need to access your account, register for classes, and receive official communication about your application status, financial aid, and more. Step 3: Apply for financial aid and veterans...
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A “Single Stop” Could Keep You on the Path toward a College Degree

Juggling classes, homework, and life’s other daily demands can be challenging for any college student. Throw other issues into the mix – child care, health concerns, financial worries – and the path to graduation and career success can seem especially daunting. Wake Tech has found a way to help, through a partnership with Single Stop, a non-profit organization that helps connect students to...
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Facts and Finds

To Be Hired, Be Referred! Being recommended to an employer by a current employee is usually the best and fastest way to a new job. Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce says a referred candidate is five times more likely to be hired than a candidate who was not referred. Her advice is to target companies that seem to be good places to work, and then find out if they have employees doing what...

Corporate Solutions: Customizing Training for Businesses Large and Small

If you’ve recently been the recipient of better-than-usual customer service at the DMV or – imagine! – actually enjoyed the experience, you can thank Wake Tech’s Corporate Solutions team! “The governor issued a challenge – ‘fix the DMV’ – and we jumped at the opportunity,” said Jamie Glass, Associate Vice President for Wake Tech’s Corporate Solutions division. “We were...

Alumni Profile: Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas, Class of 2004 – Owner, CJ’s Street Food “I had been cooking for years, but I wanted to learn proper techniques and terminology.” Wake Tech alumnus Mark Thomas is enjoying what he calls a “full circle moment.” Twice a month, the 37-year-old chef from Holly Springs parks his food truck on the college’s main campus – the very place that helped “heat up” his...

Mission Critical: A New Career Option

Most businesses close up shop at the end of the day – but not entirely. After the doors close, electrical systems, manufacturing processes, data management systems, HVAC, and a host of other vital functions must continue – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. These “mission critical operations” require expert, round-the-clock supervision. Hospitals, banks, data storage...

Teeing Up for the Challenge: Women’s Golf Celebrates First Medalist

Wake Tech Sophomore Rachel Lea, former team captain, MVP, and three-time All-Conference at Broughton High School, found the perfect challenge when she decided to play for the women’s golf team at Wake Tech. At the time, Rachel didn’t know she would be setting records along the way. In March, she shot a personal best of 177 and took first place in the Eagle Fusillade Challenge, at Olde...
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From the President

Welcome to CareerFocus! What does success mean? Good grades? A college degree? A rewarding career? All that is within your grasp! Wake Tech offers degree, diploma, and certificate programs that prepare you to take your place in today’s dynamic, global marketplace. You may want to enter the workforce as soon as possible, or you may want to continue your studies at a four-year university....

Life Support: How a Foundation Scholarship Can Revive Your Dreams

One part of the mission of the Wake Tech Foundation is raising funds for students who need some assistance in making their dreams of higher education a reality. Forty-one-year-old Daniel Clapper is one such student, and he is now well on his way to a career he’s truly passionate about. In 2012, when Daniel’s mother became ill, he decided to leave a management position in real estate to...
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