Business Alumni Resources

    Now that you have obtained your degree from the College of Business, it's time to put it to good usewhether it's by finding the right job or earning a promotion. Many of you are currently employed or hold the position you desire. However, it never hurts to keep yourself informed, educated, and up-to-date. This applies to both undergraduate and masters degree holders. We offer you the following resources to assist with continued professional development, self-improvement, job searching, and research.


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    Alumni Relations


    Contact Alumni Relations with any questions.
    alumni@wgu.edu


    BUSINESS LIBRARY


    The following are materials submitted by WGU College of Business graduates to help you get ahead in the business world. These can range from interviewing tips (for both interviewers and interviewees) to becoming an entrepreneur, to managing employees, or to setting up a successful calendar. If you would like to submit a contribution, please send an e-mail to Dawn Woodward at dwoodward@wgu.edu.


    Interviewing Tips - This document makes a great checklist when preparing for an interview.

    Success Readiness - A self-assessment that both interviewees as well as interviewers will appreciate.

    "What Does it Take to Launch a New Venture" - An insightful article on how to become an entrepreneur.

    Software Testing Forums - An external resource for students and new QA professionals to ask questions or receive support in regards to Software Quality Assurance. 


    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT


     

    Skillport Access
    You had access to this Web tool as a student and it is extended to you indefinitely as a graduate. This website provides professional modules and information you can implement in your every day business practices and procedures. Use the same username and password you did as a student to enter the site. Contact your Alumni Mentor if you need assistance trying to find this information. Note: This continued access could change over time as costs rise and contracts change.
     
    One hour courses.Free Online Business Training
    WGU partnered with MindEdge’s One Hour Courses to provide free online business training for alumni! Courses include management, leadership, and communication training, as well as interviewing skills and winning cover letters and resumes. Enter promo code WGUALUM during checkout to start your 60 days of free courses! To learn more, visit http://www.onehourcourses.com/partners/wgu.

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    USEFUL LINKS


    The following links will take you to websites that might be of interest to business professionals. There are links to appropriate job searching websites, salary reviews, and professional associations. They are provided for your convenience. Any information, materials, personal opinions, or endorsements of products or services appearing on external sites are not controlled, endorsed, or sponsored by Western Governors University.

     


    PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
    American Advertising Federation
    American Management Association
    American Marketing Association
    American Society for Training & Development (ASTD)
    GMAT MBA Help
    Healthcare Financial Management Association
    National Association for Business Economics
    Society for Human Resource Management


    BUSINESS-RELATED JOB SEARCH ENGINES AND WEBSITES
     
    General
    www.aftercollege.com
    www.BestJobsUSA.com
    www.careerjet.com
     
    Advertising
    www.aaf.org
     
    Banking
    www.bankingboard.net
    TheBoardNetwork is a career website specializing in the mortgage, banking, title, escrow, and real estate industries. We are the largest Internet source of employment information for job seekers, employers, and recruiters in your industry.
     
    Disability Hiring Information/Options
    www.hireds.com
     
    Executive
    www.executiveregistry.com
    www.6figurejobs.com
    www.execunet.com
    ExecuNet is a powerful referral network combining access to exclusive one to one business connections, confidential $150k+ jobs you won't find anywhere else, expert advice and proprietary research.
     
    Federal Jobs
    www.makingthedifference.org
     
    Finance
    www.onewire.com
     
    Green Jobs
    www.stopdodo.com
     
    Human Resources
    www.shrm.org
    Find Human Resource career opportunities across the nation on the SHRM HR Job Center.
     
    Marketing
    www.marketingcareernetwork.com
     
    Non-profit
    www.bridgestar.org/
     
    Online Work - Consulting/Contracting
    www.odesk.com

    Retail
    All Retail Jobs 
    In this job bank site, you can search for a variety of business-related jobs: merchandising, buyers, store management, corporate, sales, and hourly.
     
    Telecommunications
    www.telecomcareers.net

    Telecommuting Jobs (Working from Home)
    http://www.homeworkers.org/
    A free, quick search for telecommuting jobs.

    http://www.flexjobs.com
    A subscription service that has been featured on CNN. Make sure to review the details of this site before deciding if you are willing to pay a subscription fee for this type of job search.


    CAREER RESEARCH


     

    Salaries in Industry
    This site provides a salary wizard to help calculate what individuals in your industry are making. The results will show what your colleagues are currently earning in the 25th, 50th, and 75th percentile range.
     
    "What Is...? 
    A website where you can learn the meaning behind technical terms. Get up to speed on your technical jargon.

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