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Alumni Career Resources

Career Tools for Alumni

The Walden University Planning and Development offers a wide range of resources for Walden University Alumni.  Learn more about the OptimalResume system, iGrad Job Genius, live webinar and event offerings, and much more!


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Career Planning and Development: Office Hours

Do you have a question about your career that you would like to ask the Career Planning team? Join us for office hours! During this live event, you will video chat with your fellow students, alumni, and a representative of the Career Planning and Development staff. In this session, we will discuss career planning resources that may include the following topics:

  • Career Exploration:  Learn more about how to explore career options, potential employers, and job opportunities. Gain strategies and resources to prepare you for your next career move.
  • Resumes and CVs:  Get advice for developing eye-catching resumes and CVs! Learn strategies for highlighting your accomplishments and skills. 
  • Networking:  Learn more about becoming actively involved in professional associations, volunteering, or connecting with groups in your community.
  • Interviewing:  Join the conversation where we will discuss preparing for the interview, showcasing your achievements, answering challenging interview questions, and learning how to leave a lasting impression.

You can choose to attend one or more of the following sessions:

  • Thursday, January 19 @ 6:00 p.m. Eastern time
  • Wednesday, February 8 @ 12:00 noon Eastern time
  • Wednesday, March 15 @ 6:00 p.m. Eastern time

Register for upcoming Office Hours events


Discover Career Planning Resources: Education Programs

Are you wondering what career resources are available to help you prepare for your future career in early childhood education, K-12 education, higher education, instructional design, or a related field? Join Walden’s Department of Career Planning and Development as we introduce resources, tools, and offerings to help you explore career options, market your academic and professional skills, and prepare for your next career chapter.  This program is being offered in collaboration with the monthly success seminar for Walden students and alumni who are pursuing or have completed programs in the 1) School of Higher Education, Leadership, and Policy and the 2) School of Education and Professional Licensure.

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Career Workshop: Build a High-Impact Resume

Did you know that recruiters take only about 6 seconds to review a resume when narrowing down applicants? Make first impressions count by creating a high-impact resume that gets you noticed. Join Walden University career advisors in this hands-on, interactive workshop. You will start a high-impact resume using a template and gain tips, tools, and resources to take your resume to the next level. Learn now to showcase your academic and professional skills as you strive to make a greater impact in organizations and communities.
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Build Resumes, Cover Letters, and Career Portfolios

Did you know that OptimalResume offers 400+ resume, cover letter, and career portfolio samples to help you market your skills, experience, and academic knowledge?

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OptimalResume is a career management tool that can help you build stellar resumes, cover letters, and portfolios.  Register on OptimalResume using your Walden email address to start using this system! 

Note: If you do not remember your Walden email or need to re-activate your account, contact Walden Student Customer Care at:

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OptimalResume Tip:  Visit the ResumeBuilder and LetterBuilder modules to view resume samples and cover letter samples.

Need more tools to stand out as a skilled professional?  Watch these short videos:

Share Jobs and Internships with Students and Alumni

Are you an employer or member of the Walden community who would like to share job and internship opportunities with Walden University students and graduates? 

Register on the Walden Job and Internship Search Locator to connect with talented students and graduates.

Refer to the step-by-step Getting Started Guide for Employers to get started today!

Find New Opportunities Using iGrad Job Search

Walden Job and Internship Locator is a powerful, user-friendly job board that allows Walden students and alumni to search for jobs and internships, including postings exclusively for the Walden community.  Start your job or internship search today! *

Employers who are interested in sharing open positions are invited to post on the Walden Job and Internship Locator.‚Äč