Resume Basics

Resume Sections

Career Portfolio Resources

Follow the step-by-step guides below to create a portfolio using SkillsFirst.

General Portfolio

How to Create a Career Portfolio: General Guide External Link

MPH Practicum

MPH Practicum Portfolio Guide External Link

Criteria for MPH Portfolio External Link

DrPH Applied Practice Experience

DrPH Applied Practice Experience Portfolio Guide External Link

Criteria for DrPH Portfolio External Link


DBA Practicum Portfolio Guide External Link

Refer to the following handout to help you enhance your Portfolio sections:

Walden University DBA Portfolio Capstone Skills and Competencies External Link

Human Services

Human Services Portfolio Guide External Link

MS in Health Education and Promotion

MS in Health Education and Promotion Portfolio Guide External Link

MS in Leadership

MS in Leadership Portfolio Guide External Link
MS in Leadership Portfolio Instructions External Link


MBA: Document Your Success Portfolio Guide External Link
MBA Portfolio Instructions External Link

Undergraduate Prior Learning

Undergraduate Prior Learning Portfolio Guide External Link

Refer to the following page for more information:

Building Your Prior Learning Portfolio External Link

Social Work 

Social Work Diversity Portfolio External Link





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SkillsFirst is a robust career management system available to Walden students and alumni to create letters, resumes, CVs, and career portfolios; and practice interviewing skills. Refer to the following step-by-step guides to get started:

Resumes and Cover Letters




SkillsFirst for Walden Alumni:

For recent grads who have access to their Walden email and password, log into SkillsFirst here.  We recommend that you download all documents that you created in SkillsFirst upon completion of your Walden program.

For alumni who no longer have access to their Walden credentials, please contact the Career Planning and Development team at [email protected] to receive instructions on how to create a new Alumni Account in SkillsFirst.

Cover Letters