Worldwide Wake Program Assistants

The Center for Global Programs & Studies is looking for current Wake students to serve as volunteer Program Assistants (PAs) for Worldwide Wake Pre-Orientation, an engaging program focused on cultural awareness and intercultural communication for globally-minded first-year students.

WWW 2021 PA Application

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 24 at 12 noon


Time Commitment:

Spring 2021: initial meeting tentatively set for one afternoon the week of April  20th; location TBD

Summer 2021: Specific dates are yet to be determined. We anticipate you will need to report to campus on either Friday, 8/13 or Saturday, 8/14 by 11 a.m. WWW programming will run no later than late Wednesday night, 8/18.

NOTE:  Anyone selected to be an RA or an Academic Advisor will not be able to serve as a Worldwide Wake PA due to conflicts with training schedules.

Responsibilities of PAs include:

  • Greet first-year participants at residence halls and help carry personal belongings to rooms.
  • Participate in all activities as scheduled by Worldwide Wake Leadership Team and be dedicated 100% to WWW during the time frame listed above.
  • Oversee a small group of first-year students throughout the pre-orientation experience, which includes “get to know you” ice breakers, discussions, presentations, free time, and team activities including “Global Challenges.”
  • Spark conversation and establish a welcoming, inclusive atmosphere within your small group and Worldwide Wake as a whole.
  • Provide advice and personal insight to students about life at Wake Forest.
  • Serve as a mentor to students in your small group and remain in contact throughout the fall semester.

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, March 24 at 12 noon

Questions? Contact Sandra McMullen at or a member of the Leadership Team: Kat Caesar, Charlotte Fanning or Zhane Waye.


The description for Worldwide Wake as it will appear in Forest 101 for first-year students:

As a Demon Deacon, you are joining a global campus community that provides resources and support for you to do well and do good as a global citizen. 

Wake Forest strives to foster cultural curiosity and perspective, and global experiences are an integral part of being a WFU student. Some of the most rewarding opportunities come from studying abroad — whether through a semester, summer, or short-term program abroad or Community-Based Global Learning program — or by virtue of being a TCK, dual citizen, or visa-sponsored student and adding to the global tapestry of campus.

Worldwide Wake will bring you together with other globally-minded students to explore cultural awareness and intercultural skills, paving the pathway for a more meaningful WFU career. We’ll have lots of fun and conversations, and cover the basics of being a first-year student. You’ll be introduced to university services and get a head start on understanding the academic and social scenes. To help with this journey, you’ll have the guidance of dedicated Worldwide Wake student leaders.

Our schedule will include time to settle into your room and learn about your new home of Winston-Salem, as well as set your course to become a more effective global citizen as you begin your adventure at Wake Forest.

Spots for Worldwide Wake are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The finalized program schedule will be available in early August. Financial assistance is available.