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Career & Professional Development

What WGU Career & Professional Development (CPD) Offers

An advisor would be happy to meet with you. Please click on the "Contact a Career Advisor" link below to schedule with a trained career professional.

Disclaimer: CPD does not offer placement or guarantee students and alumni employment after graduation.

Students/Alumni


 

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A career community for students, alumni, and employers.

By logging in to your WGU Handshake account, you agree to review the “How to stay safe in your job search and avoid posting scams” guidelines.

To create a student account, you must be at least 16 years old to use this service. If you are not 16 years of age, please have a parent or legal guardian fill out this form and submit it here to use the service (click on "I'm a student or alumnus" and follow the prompts).

Don’t know your WGU Credentials? Click on the “Can’t access my account” link near the login area at my.wgu.edu 

To login with the mobile app(s): use your WGU username and password for single sign on (SSO).

WGU Staff & Faculty Access


 

Campus partners who work with students and/or alumni in an advising or mentoring role can create a demo student account to receive career-related updates, view which employers are recruiting WGU talent, and share opportunities with students and alumni. This is intentional. To best assist your students, your experience should mirror exactly the experience of a student as they navigate through the platform. ​​​​​​

Explore Your Pathways to Opportunity with Career Coach

Use Career Coach to explore different career paths and receive suggestions based on your strengths and interests. Important factors such as wages, employment trends, and training needs are provided for your region.

Resource Library


 

Our web pages are brimming with career-related advice and resources. Whether you are established in your career, new to your field, or currently seeking employment, our resource library has something for you!

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Plan Your Career

Learn more about yourself and the job market, determine your career goals, and create a strategic career plan to help you achieve job satisfaction and career success.

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Get the Job

Tools and resources to guide you in developing strong marketing materials, implementing strategic job search strategies, leveraging your network, and acing your interview.

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Diversity and Careers

Discover tools and resources, including specialized job boards and networking organizations, to support a diverse workforce.

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Military and Veteran Resources

Find specialized support for veterans and transitioning service members, including skills translation, application resources, and connections with military-ready employers.

Spotlight: Success in the Workplace

The ability to manage stress while navigating conflict is key. Utilizing compassionate curiosity will aid you in understanding the other person's perspective and thus help you to collectively identify the best path forward. Listen in as Jennifer Rhodes and Julianne Koch talk about Compassionate Curiosity as a tool to work through conflict:

Resources by College


 

Never stop learning! WGU Career & Professional Development offers various resources to keep you informed, educated, and up-to-date in your professional realm.