Student Leadership Opportunities

University Innovation Fellow

As the University Innovation Fellow, you would:

  • Network with a national network of Fellows at other universities.

  • Inspire more innovation and entrepreneurship on campus and help take WFU to the next level.  Opportunities might include:

    • Developing Wake Forest in Silicon Valley.

    • Fundraising for a new Student Venture Capital Fund.

    • Host an inaugural Start-up Weekend at Wake Forest.

    • Start a Student Entrepreneur in Residence program.


TEDx Executive Director

As the TEDx Executive Director, you would:

  • Be responsible for executing the TEDxWakeForestU conference in February, 2016.

  •  Select a team of student assistant directors and meet with them weekly throughout the fall semester. (Meetings intensify in January and February.)

  • Design the TEDxWakeForestU conference theme.

  • Help recruit a high-powe

  • red roster of speakers for the event.

  • Promote TEDxWakeForestU to the broader community.


Executive Director of the Do Something Challenge

As the Executive Director for the Do Something Challenge, you would: 

  • Be the founding director of what we hope will become an annual event, and as such provide the vision and leadership needed to launch it.

  • Shape and define the competition and surrounding events, along with input from the key sponsors, namely the CICE and the Pro Humanitate Institute.

  • Enlist the support of an executive team of students to help you manage all aspects of the execution.  The event will take place in November 2015.

  • Begin the process of creating a "how to" manual for future generations of student leaders for this event.

Completed applications are due in 230 Reynolda Hall by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. Top applicants will be invited to interview with a committee of faculty and staff.

Click here for an application.  Contact Lisa Burton for more information.