Wesley Wade is a Career Counselor in the Career Development Center at NC State University and is also a licensed clinical mental health counselor (LCMHC) and a licensed clinical addictions specialist (LCAS). He is a fierce advocate for underrepresented students and serves on multiple advisory committees and leads several programmatic initiatives on campus and in surrounding communities. During the 2019-2020 academic year, Wesley won the Chancellor's Excellence in Creating Community award, which has one winner for each category; Wesley won for "Outstanding Staff."
Wesley is also the founder and leader of a career-focused program at NC State University called Students Moving Forward (SMF), which is specifically designed for autistic students at NC State. In addition, last fall he launched an Autistic Career Summit that featured a career fair for autistic students across the entire state of North Carolina. Over 110 were in attendance, including 67 students who identify as autistic from 17 different institutions, and 11 organizations for the career fair portion of the summit. SMF is currently entering its fourth year of operation and the career summit is now an annual event.
Wesley holds an M.A. in career counseling, and a M.A. in clinical mental health counseling from North Carolina Central University in addition to a B.A. in sociology from NC State University. In addition to his full-time role in the Career Development Center at NC State, Wesley is a third-year doctoral student in counseling and counselor education, also at NC State Unviersity.