Milestone 4: Launch Your Future

You are the sum of your experiences and now is your time to shine! Create your personal, professional narrative and learn to articulate your DU story in a compelling manner for any interview.

Why Is Interview Preparation Important?

After an employer has read your application, the interview is a chance to get to know you more personally and have a conversation about your professional qualifications, past experience, and possibilities in the role and organization.

By preparing for the interview ahead of time and practicing your answers, you’ll be better able to recall a detailed answer packed with details about your skills and abilities during the interview.

Events and Activities to Complete this Milestone

Schedule an appointment with your Career Advisor to practice your interviewing skills, attend an interviewing event or practice online. Sample events and resources include:

Practice Interview with a Career Advisor | Schedule an appointment on Pioneer Careers or by calling 303.871.2150.

Big Interview | Log on and practice your video interviewing skills without even leaving your home with this online mock interview platform available to ALL students.

Pioneer Connect | At this site, you will find thousands of alumni career volunteers that are eager to support your career success. Sign in to research alumni volunteers in your field of study that are happy to provide career support. Request an interview coaching meeting with an alum to learn about the most common interview questions for your field and to get tips for your industry.

The Art and Craft of Telling Your Story: Interview Skills 101 | Various Dates
Learn how storytelling can be an effective strategy for interviewing success at this interactive training.

For a full list of career events and pre-registration, log on to Pioneer Careers.

Already Have Your Post-Graduation Plans Secured?

Congrats! DU is committed to supporting your professional success throughout your life. Launch your future by attending the DU Young Professionals and Alumni Career Development programs intended to help you have a successful transition to life after DU!


For more about Alumni Career & Professional Development visit: and click “Career.”

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development