Heidi J. Perman

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development

Heidi J. Perman

In my job, I develop a strategy to engage more students and alumni in quality and meaningful career development activities to help clients achieve careers and lives of purpose.  I also develop partnerships across campus to integrate career services into the student experience. Overall, my main goal is to ensure that there are quality services available to students and alumni of all backgrounds. I am passionate about helping others to be successful and have a special passion for supporting diverse and first generation clients. I have a bachelor of science degree in  English Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s degree in educational psychology, with an emphasis in career counseling in higher education from the University of Minnesota.

During my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, gardening and reading. As a Minnesota native, I also enjoying cheering on the Minnesota Vikings during football season!

Favorite Quote/Poem:

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. He is rich who owns the day, and no one owns the day who allows it to be invaded with fret and anxiety.

Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Transferable Skills: The Key to Landing Your Dream Job

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For many people, making a career switch might feel like you’re starting over from scratch. But that’s not true: You have transferable skills. “Most job seekers think the skills they use for their current job only translate for that particular …

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10 Remote Job Interview Questions You’ve Got to Be Ready to Answer

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Ask anyone who’s transitioned from working in an office to working from home and they’ll tell you: It’s not the same. While working from home comes with some undeniable luxuries (like no commute and the ability to work in your …

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How a Targeted Employer List Can Aid Your Job Search

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There’s a lot to keep in mind when searching for a new job. Salary, benefits, location, job function, and issue area are often our main points of focus, and many of us tend to target our search around at least …

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Grad School – Should I Go?

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As graduation approaches, graduate school might seem like a preferable option to searching for a full-time job. After all, being a student is comfortable! It is what you have been doing successfully for 17+ years!

There are a lot of …

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Career & Professional Development Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan Underway

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The team within Career & Professional Development takes our work around diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) very seriously. DEI values inform and guide our work as a department, and we are committed to ensuring that our services and resources meet …

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Build Skills and Earn Money Through Project Work

Are you looking for some ways to earn money and gain experience while being a virtual student? While Pioneer Careers has numerous job and internship listings, there are several sites out there that can connect you with short-term freelance projects …

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Virtual Career Services Available!

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Career & Professional Development is fully equipped to serve you online in the coming quarter! Appointments, drop-in hours, trainings and employer events will all continue virtually.

Whether you are searching for a job in Denver or beyond, our team is …

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6 Tips for Job Searching During Difficult Economic Conditions

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During times of economic trouble, job-seeker anxiety can understandably run high for those looking for internships and full-time employment. For those graduating soon, the current environment can feel especially distressing.

Having worked in the career development field for over 20 …

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Career Achievement Milestones

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The Career Achievement milestones are you guideposts to professional success during your time at DU!

Taking time to work on your professional goals throughout your academic career, rather than waiting until graduation, will ensure that you are well prepared for …

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Internships for Credit

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If you have landed an internship, you might be wondering what steps you need to take in order to secure credit for the experience. Below are some important tips and considerations.

Basics of Internship Credit

Some companies will require that …

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