Relevant skills for today and beyond
Walmart collaborated with University of Florida, Brandman University and Bellevue University – all chosen for their focus on serving working adult learners – to tailor the curriculum to relevant skills for jobs and advancement across retail and other industries.
Choices and access
Working with three universities gives you more options and greater access to a degree. The goal is for everyone who applies for admission to be accepted to one of these schools. In addition, the universities are dedicated to high graduation rates for their students.
“I love that Guild gives you options,” Carrie Smith, a department manager in Indiana, said. “I was able to choose a school and a degree that matched my goals.”
Supported from day one
You have access to Guild education coaches who are available to help you with everything from selecting the right degree and getting credit for prior college and work experience to academic counseling.
“My advisor contacted me pretty quickly after I applied,” Carrie said. “From day one, they’ve helped me through the process and answered all my questions. She’s even a great person to vent to when things get a little tough.”
Expanded education and skill-gaining opportunities
The benefits go beyond college degrees. Whether you’re just starting out or working toward executive level, Walmart will offer job-related skills training to aid in career advancement. High school diplomas and GEDs are covered for you and eligible family members. This new program opens access to tuition discounts, financial aid assistance and education coaching across a network of more than 80 accredited, nonprofit university partners. You will also have access to professional development courses including college prep, leadership training and English as a second language.
“I really wanted to stay at Walmart, but make the move into IT,” said Randy Gast, a courtesy desk associate in Michigan. “Now, I’m working toward a master’s degree in information systems. I was surprised, but very pleased, that there was a discount for a master’s.”