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Sara Lane

Director of Career Services


Patterson Hall 107B


Sara Lane manages the CALS Career Services team that trains students in career and professional skills, prepares them to apply for jobs and internships and connects employers with student candidates. Students can access career resources at and can sign up for an appointment with the CALS Career Services team at

Lane grew up on a dairy farm in Caswell County, North Carolina, and majored in agricultural business management and agricultural extension at North Carolina State University. She earned a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in higher education leadership at NC State.

Lane worked as a journalist for nine years, primarily at CNN, and then served in the Peace Corps in Malawi (southern Africa) before becoming a career counselor at the Wake Forest University School of Business. She has been in her current CALS role since 2015. Lane is a single mom by choice to her young son, Jack, and enjoys spending time with the friends and family that make up her “village.”

Area(s) of Expertise

Career Services