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Career Planning and Development

Professional Focus

The Office of Student Experiential Learning Services supports students’ professional development from the beginning of their program to after graduation. We help students emerge as professionals by cultivating competencies and skills for internship and workplace settings.

We pride ourselves on providing students with the knowledge, skills, and sense of purpose to make a positive impact in their chosen field.  Our deep commitment to professionalism and its impact on social change produces qualified candidates who serve the public good through their work in health sciences, counseling, social work, education, and other fields.

According to the 2016 Walden University Study: Career and Well-Being Outcomes, conducted by Gallup, Walden University graduates are thriving and advancing in their careers. The majority of Walden students work full-time while they attend school, and 81% of students who responded said that their degree is important or very important to getting promoted at work.* The center provides on-demand resources to facilitate career advancement.


* Results from the Gallup-Walden Study of graduate degree holders are based on web surveys conducted in early 2016. The online comparison group refers to graduate degree holders who completed at least half of their graduate courses online and who were interviewed via the national graduate study.

Career Planning and Development

Students have access to career resources and tools to cultivate professionalism through communicating their experience, education, and achievements; engaging in their professional field; and maximizing career potential through career exploration and readiness.  Our services include:

  • Webinars, videos, and online resources to develop and apply professional skills during a job search, at professional events, and in internship and workplace settings.
  • OptimalResume, a career management system with more than 400 templates to enhance resumes, cover letters, and career portfolios as well as video coaching for students to practice interview skills.
  • Individual and group career coaching to build confidence and skills for effective networking, resume writing, interviewing, and professional engagement in organizations and communities.

Connect with Career Planning and Development through our website!  Explore careers, polish your resume, prepare for interviews, find your next internship or job opportunity, and much more.



Gabriel Warren  
Start working with the Career Services Center now. They have valuable resources. - Gabriel Warren, Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Graduate


Student Organizations

Students are supported in their development as professionals through a variety of formal student organizations. Participation in these organizations gives students the  opportunity to hold leadership positions and identify opportunities for networking and professional development.

Learn more about Walden student organizations.



Ashley Adams

The Career Services Center helped me update my CV and explore my career goals. Ashley Adams, PhD in Public Policy and Administration Graduate


iGrad Job Genius


Are you looking to share U.S.-based job or internship postings with Walden students and alumni? We want to help you connect with qualified students and graduates!  Learn how to create your iGrad Job Genius employer account to post available opportunities.

Thank you for reaching out to Walden University for your hiring needs.