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Workplace Readiness Skills

Prepare for the future with an online degree from a higher education leader.

If you’re among the talented professionals whose careers are disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, you may want to seize this moment to earn a degree online and position yourself for the future.

When you partner with an accredited online university to advance your education, you have the opportunity to sharpen the workplace readiness skills that today’s employers value. Here are some of today’s most in-demand skills,1 and how you can master them:

Workplace Readiness Skills

Technology Knowledge and Skills

In a survey, employers in Virginia cited effective, informed, and safe use of technology as key workplace readiness skills.1 Over its 50-year history, Walden University has built a distance-learning experience that now allows working professionals to earn college degrees using a flexible online learning platform. Adult learners in the U.S. and abroad have the chance to gain technological fluency while pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees online.

Students also use and study other forms of cutting-edge technology in the accredited university’s online degree programs. In Walden’s MS in Human Resource Management program, students use the virtual reality tool Mursion to simulate real-life HR encounters.  

Professional Knowledge and Skills

Virginia employers placed effective written and oral communication, time and task management, and critical thinking and problem-solving into the bucket of workplace readiness skills.1 Throughout your academic journey, expert Walden faculty will lead you through curriculum that challenges and hones your critical thinking and problem-solving abilities. In a number of degree programs, you can also further sharpen those skills by participating in real-world field experiences.

Employers also included lifelong learning and an interest in career advancement as desirable qualities.1 Offering more than 100 online degree programs and specializations, Walden provides the opportunity to acquire the expertise you need to qualify for a promotion or move into a new field.

Personal Qualities and People Skills

Teamwork, resourcefulness, and diversity awareness are some of the personal qualities and people skills employers would like professionals to bring to the job.1 Teamwork is a Walden hallmark. Its degree programs bring adult learners together to collaborate in virtual academic ecosystems. And some of Walden’s online degree programs, such as the Master of Business Administration, can help you further your ability to build and lead successful teams.

If you want to be part of a diverse learning community, choose an accredited university with diversity at the heart of its mission statement: “Walden University provides a diverse community of career professionals with the opportunity to transform themselves as scholar-practitioners so that they can effect positive social change.”

Walden’s community of adult learners spans the globe, with students from the United States and more than 120 countries earning degrees online. When you’re ready to reignite your passion for learning and refresh your workplace readiness skills, join Walden’s diverse student community and blaze a path to your future.

Walden University is an accredited institution offering bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, and certificate programs online. Expand your career options and earn your degree using a convenient, flexible learning platform that fits your busy life.


Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission,