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Wofford College Alumni Book Club

Join Wofford alumni, parents and friends for an online book club covering professional development and personal growth topics related to careers and leadership. The book club connects through a private Facebook group where Terriers can discuss the current book and network with each other. Joining the book club is completely free for alumni, you simply have to purchase or borrow a copy of the book to enjoy. See below for the current book club selection and past book selections!

 

Why Join?

1. Connect with your fellow Wofford Terriers: Joining our book club will introduce you to Terriers across industries, generations and geographies to help you improve your network.

2. Advance your Career: A professional book club enhances your career on two fronts. First, the books you read will make you more effective in areas critical to success like leadership, communication and productivity. Second, the network you'll be building can help you with career advice, introducing you to the right people and finding your next job.

3. Reading is Good for You: Did you know business people who read at least seven business books per year earn over 230% more than people reading just one book per year? Or that reading improves your intelligence, reasoning ability and has been linked to reducing the chance of Alzheimer's? Joining one of our book clubs will help you read more and enjoy all the benefits that come with it.

 >> For more information and to register for the book club, click here.

 >> To join the Wofford book club Facebook group, click here.

Current Book Selection 

 BeingMortalBook
 Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
Book by Atul Gawande 

Past Book Selections

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Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest
for a Fantastic Future

Book by Ashlee Vance 
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Book by Al Switzler, Joseph Grenny, and Ron McMillan 
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Book by Charles Duhigg

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Book by Greg McKeown
 


FAQ's


How are the books selected?
Book one was pre-selected to get things started! Afterwards, we’ll vote between several options each period and select each book based on participants’ interests.

How often will books be read, what is the time commitment and what are the expectations?
We’ll read a book every two months. The texts selected will be popular business and non-fiction books and take an average of six hours to read cover to cover. If you have between 15 and 30 minutes a week to read you should be fine. There are no strict expectations on members for this virtual community; if you are particularly busy with work, family, or other obligations and can't read one of the books that's okay. If you can only read part of a book and contribute a little to the online discussion then that's okay too. The goal of this program is to connect Wofford alumni together through reading, so participate as much as makes sense for you.

Will there be any in person meetings of the book clubs?
No, the book clubs will be entirely online. You can participate anywhere you have internet access and on days and times that are convenient to you.

Is there any cost to participate?

Participation is free for Wofford alumni! You are responsible only for obtaining a copy of the book.

How do book club discussions work?
Each book club will have a moderator who manages the Facebook group where discussions occur online. The moderator will pose questions to the group, share relevant articles, and facilitate conversation about topics in the book. Members will be encouraged to post and share as well. This format allows for ongoing conversation and makes it easy for alumni to connect with each other through Facebook.

What if I don't have a Facebook profile?
We're using Facebook groups to host the virtual book clubs so it's easy to connect with fellow Terriers. If you don't have a Facebook profile you can make one for free at facebook.com. Just signup and follow the easy instructions to make your profile.

What if my question isn't answered?
Feel free to send an email to the Wofford Alumni Association at alumni@wofford.edu and we'll be happy to help.