Jane Kolb

Career & Professional Development

Jane Kolb

Jane Kolb has been at the University of Denver since 2012.  In her current role as Director of Campus Engagement, she develops engagement strategies for faculty outreach and student organizations as well as develops  new programming to help students reach their Career Milestone through a variety of career development opportunities.  She also manages the successful student nominated Faculty Career Champion initiative and oversees the 4D mentoring initiatives.  Prior to this role, Jane led a team of employer relations staff at DU whose primary focus is to assist employers with their hiring of the incredibly talented DU students and alumni.  Prior to joining DU, she spent 11 years as the Director of Corporate Relations and Director of the Experiential Learning Center at Northern Illinois University in the College of Business. Jane also has several years of corporate sales experience in the software industry and has owned and operated two small businesses.  Jane received a B.A. in Finance from Aurora University and a M.S. Ed from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in Adult and Higher Education with an emphasis on Human Resource Development. 

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Meet the 2021 Faculty Career Champions!

Career & Professional Development is thrilled to announce the 2021 Faculty Career Champion awardees.  This student nominated faculty award is now it is 5th year and we are again very moved to hear from students about the great DU faculty …

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Preparing Doctoral Students for Non-Academic Pathways

For students pursuing PhDs, the promise of tenure-line academic employment continues to shrink. Depending on which national survey one reads, only 10% to 30% of all PhDs, regardless of discipline, find themselves holding a tenure-track job offer.[1] And yet, …

By Donna Beth Ellard
Donna Beth Ellard Associate Professor of Medieval Literature
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2020 Faculty Career Champions

The 2020 Faculty Career Champions have been selected!  For the past four years, Career & Professional Development has asked students what faculty members have made a significant contribution to their career and professional development path.  This year over 400 students …

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Faculty Tips for Integrating Career Development into the Classroom

Integrating career development into the classroom is a great way to ensure students see the connections between coursework and their future career or continuing education goals.  According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), or Higher Education, Below …

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Undergraduate Research for Career Preparation

Have you ever thought about scholarly research in your field as career preparation for your students? It’s clear that research is helpful for students on a grad school track, both for helping them decide if they really want to do …

By Mark Siemens
Mark Siemens Director. Undergraduate Research Center | Associate Professor, Physics & Astronomy
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How Faculty Can Infuse Career Development Into the Classroom

Faculty Career Champions at DU have helped students in their career development journeys in so many ways. We asked one of the 2018 faculty champions, Jessica Reinhardt, to share some successful tips for infusing career into the classroom that can …

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Staying in Denver after graduation? Don’t give up your college roommate!

As anyone working or attending college in Colorado, you know the quality of life it can bring.  You already realize it is a great place to live, work and play.  Each year  Career & Professional Development surveys DU recent graduates …

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How an English Professor Integrated Career Development into the Classroom

When DU English professor, Donna Beth Ellard, wanted to make her First Year Seminar (FSEM) course an engaging and meaningful experience she began to ask herself “How can poetry assist a student over four years by helping them decide what …

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Easy Ways to Add Engaging and Innovative Content into the Classroom

As a faculty member, are you feeling like you are teaching the same way with the same content quarter after quarter?  Are you wanting to add engagement into the classroom in a no cost and convenient way?  DU has an …

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Creating Innovative Career Programming with STEM Faculty – Steve Iona

When Physics Professor Steve Iona met with the Career & Professional Development team last fall, he asked if other DU students were struggling with connecting their classroom experience to the world of work?  Steve noticed that STEM students are sometimes …

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