Are You WGU? The WGU Experience

Graduation and Beyond

Even after you graduate, WGU will be there to support you. After all, you’re part of an exclusive community that is bound together under one common goal: continued success.

Check out some of what the WGU Alumni Community has to offer

The Commencement Ceremony

First, We Celebrate.

Twice a year, WGU holds in-person national commencement ceremonies. These ceremonies are a great opportunity for WGU graduates to celebrate their achievement with their families, their mentors—and each other. To get a taste of what a WGU commencement ceremony is like, visit our YouTube channel.

“As a recent graduate, I cannot encourage you enough to attend one of the WGU commencement weekends. I honestly felt like a bride on her wedding day. Every staff member congratulated me and asked questions about my journey. It was one of the best weekends of my life! My sweet family was there to celebrate with me, but I had not expected the school to be so actively celebrating with me as well.”
– Amanda Lieble

The Community of WGU Alumni

Continued Support—for Life!

Hard work should have its rewards. After you complete your degree, WGU will continue to support you with a lifetime of benefits.

The alumni community boasts free career support for life, exclusive networking opportunities, and continuing education relevant to the industries where our graduates work. Alumni have a dedicated team behind them, working to provide the tools and opportunities that will help them get the most from their relationship with WGU.

This professional community is a place where graduates share with their peers their experiences, practices, news, and success strategies. Graduates also leverage the power of alumni networking, share job opportunities, and connect with each other in other meaningful ways.

Career & Professional Development

The Tools to Keep Your Career Moving Forward

WGU provides career assistance and resources to graduates and students. Career & Professional Development Specialists are available to assist you as a student and throughout your career.

Whether you are established in your career, new to your field, or currently seeking employment, WGU’s Career & Professional Development Center has something for you!

The WGU Career & Professional Development Center provides resources on:

  • Resumes and cover letters
  • Interview preparation
  • Job boards
  • Occupational and industry research
  • Networking
  • Career exploration and self-assessment
  • Professional development

Profile of WGU Graduates

WGU graduates are better suited and prepared for their chosen fields. Our graduates are:

  • Mature, strong independent learners.
  • Competent professionals with hands-on experience.
  • Highly qualified teachers who have earned notable recognitions: Teacher of the Year, Rookie Teacher of the Year, and Paraprofessional of the Year.
  • Employed in diverse fields, including City and State Government Agencies, Financial Institutions, and Non-Profit Organizations.
  • MBA executives working for Fortune 500 companies including HP, John Deere, Cisco, and AT&T.
  • Entrepreneurs and business owners.

What Employers Say about WGU Graduates

"Google has pioneered the idea of access to information. The reason Google thinks WGU is such a good idea is because WGU has pioneered the concept of competency-based education whenever you want it."
- Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, Inc.

“As employers, we look for men and women who can do the job and do it effectively. WGU’s competency-based model means graduates have the skills and knowledge required for success in a cost-effective and efficient manner.”
- Brian Stading, CenturyLink–West Region

Highlights of our Employer Satisfaction Survey
(2015 Survey of Employers by Harris Poll)

  • 98% said that WGU graduates meet or exceed expectations; 92% said WGU graduates exceed expectations.
  • 94% rated the “soft skills” of WGU graduates as equal to or better than graduates from other institutions.
  • 93% rated WGU graduates’ job performance as very good or excellent.
  • 100% said that their WGU graduates were prepared for their jobs.

Learn more You can learn more by exploring our Student Success and Performance Data.

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