Heather Rutherford

Career Advisor

Heather Rutherford

I am originally from Southern California, but am now thrilled to call Colorado home. I have lived in every time zone in the contiguous United States, and am a proud Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Georgia 2009-2011). I also hold an MA from the University of Denver in International and Intercultural Communication. I am currently a Career Advisor, having previously served as the Internship Program Manager in the Office of Career and Professional Development serving graduate students at the Josef Korbel School of International Studies.

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Korbel MA Students: Job & Internship Search Strategy – Follow the Money (Security)

You know about the Department of Defense, but did you know that most federally funded programs are contracted out to different companies? These contractors are major employers in the security field and many have sub-contracts with smaller companies as well. …

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Korbel MA Students: Job & Internship Search Strategy – Follow the Money (Development/Human Rights)

You know about USAID, but did you know that most federally funded development programs are contracted out to non-profit organizations and for-profit companies? Many of these organizations are major employers in the field of development and human rights. Some of …

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Korbel MA Students: GoinGlobal and USA Careers

GoinGlobal and USA Careers are websites that allow you to search for jobs and internships globally by country or city.  In addition to vacancy listings, you can search country guides for job search information, for professional groups, and resources for obtaining a …

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Korbel MA Students: Writing Your Federal Resume

From: https://gogovernment.org/writing-your-federal-resume/

When applying for a federal job, forget what you learned about resume writing. For private sector jobs, you typically summarize your work history in a one-page document, A federal resume, even for an entry-level job needs to be …

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Korbel MA Students: Explore global projects in Dev, HR, and HA through Interaction’s NGO Aid Map

If you are interested in International Development and Human Rights, you should definitely check out the NGO Aid Map. This website compiles more than 600+ projects being conducted by major international NGOs around the world. You can search by sectors of work, organizations, and countries. So, how can you use this as a graduate student besides just broadening your knowledge of the field? Read more »

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Korbel MA Students: 12 Tips for Speeding Up the Security Clearance Process

There is good news for those following the saga of personnel security and background investigations processing—the backlog of pending security clearance background investigations has been drastically reduced over the past year or so, …

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Korbel MA Students: What’s Included in a Secret Clearance Investigation?

There are three basic levels of security clearance – Top Secret, Secret, and Confidential. The vast majority of security clearances are issued at the Secret level. Each of these clearances ties to an investigative …

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Alumni Offer Advice in Difficult Economic Times

Recognizing that our 2nd years are graduating during difficult economic times, we’ve reached out to alumni who graduated during past recessions. About 50 of them graciously agreed to talk to you, and offer their advice and support. Please see this file

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Employment and Marijuana in CO

7 Things to know about employment and marijuana use in Colorado

1. What is Amendment 64?
In 2012, Colorado adopted an amendment to its Constitution (Amendment 64) making it legal for individuals 21 and older to legally use or possess …

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