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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!


Register for Upcoming Webinars and Events

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, October 20, at 12:00 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, November 17, at 6:00 p.m. ET
  • Thursday, December 15, at 12:00 p.m. ET

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Strengthen Your Professional Presence Through Branding and Networking Strategies 

Are you wondering how to best communicate your unique strengths and expand your professional network to make a broader impact in organizations and communities?  Join Walden University’s Department of Career Planning and Development as we share resources and insights for developing a strong personal brand to leave a positive, lasting impression. During this program, we will share tips for communicating your brand on resumes and LinkedIn profiles, during interviews, and while engaging in networking activities.  You will also have a unique opportunity to attend a follow-up virtual networking event and connect with other Student Life members.

Wednesday, October 19 at 3 p.m. ET

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Strengthen Your Professional Presence Virtual Networking Event

Are you ready to put your networking skills to work?  Engage with Walden Student Organizations members; Student Life, Leadership and Engagement staff; and Career Planning and Development staff to build networking connections and share your skills, passions, and interests with others. Register today to strengthen your online brand and grow your network.  This virtual networking event is being offered to all Walden University members of student organizations.

Wednesday, October 26 at 7:00 p.m. ET

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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