Kyle Inselman

Career Advisor

Kyle Inselman

Kyle Inselman, M.Ed. is a Career Advisor and Instructor at the University of Denver working with undergraduates in the liberal arts. In addition to advising, Kyle is a writer and speaker focusing on trans inclusion and gender in work and higher education, with over ten years of experience in facilitating trainings to a variety of student and professional audiences.


“What do you do for students in your job?”

As a Career Advisor, I get to spend every day helping students answer the question, “What comes next after DU?” Whether it’s the first position in your chosen field, volunteering, graduate school, or taking some time to figure it all out, I love that I get to share strategies, tools, and ideas to navigate your career journey. I work with undergraduates in the Social Sciences half* of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, as well as Pre-Law.

*Departments include: Anthropology, Communication Studies, Economics, Media Film and Journalism Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Criminology, Asian Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Socio-Legal Studies

“Why are Career & Professional Development’s services meaningful?”

I believe that what we do in Career & Professional Development is so meaningful because we create the space to think about what’s next, to ask questions like, “What do I want my life to be?” Then we help you with strategizing how to get there. What we do doesn’t just help in the short-term either; you can use these skills throughout your life to get wherever you want to go, even if you change direction later down the road.

“What is a quote you find inspirational?”

“When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.” —Toni Morrison


Education

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy: Student Affairs – University of Utah
B.A. in Linguistics; B.F.A. in Film Studies; Certificate in LGBT Studies – University of Colorado Boulder


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Professional Attire Basics: Understanding Dress Expectations for the Interview and at Work

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For some people in their first internship or moving into a new industry, learning about professional dress expectations and business attire can be daunting. What’s the difference between business casual and business professional? What’s appropriate to wear at a start-up? What …

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Knowing Your Rights as an LGBTQ+ Worker

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One of the unfortunate realities that LGBTQ+ people have to contend with is the potential for bias and discrimination in the workplace. While many more companies and organizations are becoming affirming and inclusive spaces for LGBTQ+ workers, some job seekers …

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Recordings of Prior Career Programs: LGBTQ+ Focus

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Career & Professional Development has hosted several webinars recently. Below, you will find recordings of webinars focused on LGBTQ+ students and alumni, featuring panels of alumni and friends of DU sharing their experiences of being LGBTQ+ in their careers.

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Recordings from Get Hired Now: Purposeful & Prepared (June 15-19, 2020)

Get Hired Now Purposeful & Prepared June 15-19 2020

This isn’t the job search you expected—DU is here to help.

Get Hired Now is an annual program at the end of Spring Quarter to help graduating students learn the necessary skills to successfully land a job after graduation. This …

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Get Hired Now: Purposeful & Prepared (June 15-19, 2020)

Get Hired Now Purposeful & Prepared June 15-19 2020

Recordings of Get Hired Now sessions are now available! Click here to view the webinar videos.

This isn’t the job search you expected—DU is here to help.

Get Hired Now is an annual program at the end of Spring Quarter …

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5 Tips to Beat the Heat and Still Dress Professionally

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Professional attire may seem at odds with hot weather. In fact, the ubiquity of business suits is one of the reasons offices pump the A/C high in the summer, to such an extent that in Japan the government has sponsored …

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Job Searching with a Chosen/Preferred Name

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It’s the first thing you type in an application form, the biggest text on your resume, and the first thing a potential employer learns about you: your name. What captures us more succinctly and wholly than our name? It’s more …

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Leveraging Social Media for Career Exploration

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Often, when we think of social media and career development, we think of networking and connecting to new people. Certainly this is a useful benefit of social media. But did you know that social media can be helpful for your …

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Taking a Mindful Minute this Holiday Season

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No matter which holidays you celebrate in the wintertime, if any, you might feel an increase in stress this time of year. With final exams at school, coworkers out of the office, a slow job search season, family and friends …

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Graduate School Applications: What Do They Include?

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While every program will have specific requirements, there are some common elements to grad school applications. When planning to apply to grad school, prepare to meet the following requirements for most programs:

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