Patty Hickman

Director, Graduate Career & Professional Development

Patty Hickman

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

I engage with graduate students to explore career direction, network and seek connections. I also work with students to develop skills such as writing resumes/CV’s and interviewing that will lead to success in the internship and job processes. Listening is one of my core values and I attend to each person in a different and personalized manner.

“Who are you? What do you want everyone to know about you? What do you enjoy?”

During my spare time, I enjoy being with my family and friends, cooking and meeting with my book club. In everything I do, I try to be positive and keep life in perspective.

“Why are the Career Center services meaningful?”

Work is a key component of life and Career & Professional Development has a lot to offer to help you navigate it. There is much that you can gain by interacting with the staff at Career & Professional Development.

“In a quote, what do you say to yourself and students?”

Connect + Communicate + Care

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Tips for Networking Success

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TIPS FOR NETWORKING SUCCESS!

Networking can be a great way to meet interesting people and is a good way to discover opportunities. The key to being successful is to expand your thinking and consider networking something that you do on …

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7 Tips for an Academic Job Search

 SEVEN TIPS FOR AN ACADEMIC JOB SEARCH

Finding Jobs—Review college/university websites as well as the website of your professional associations. Other options include higheredjobs.com, chroniclevitae.com and careers.insidehighered.com.

Do Your Research– Check-out the department as well as the faculty and …

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Making Connections for Jobs & Internships

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It is a good idea to reach out and get to know people that can offer advice on your career! The key to being effective is to expand your thinking and consider making connections as something that you do on …

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Veterans: Networking Tips

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As a veteran you may face many challenges as you transition from active duty or reserve status back into civilian life. One way to reintegrate is to network as there are many opportunities to  connect. The key to being successful is …

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Job Offers: 5 Things to Consider

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Congratulations! You have a job offer. What to do next? You will likely have to live with the salary for at least a year so now is the time to think about the offer!

Do research on the salary range …

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Right Foot Forward- Bringing Mentoring to Student Veterans

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This blog is co-authored by Damon Vine and Patty Hickman.

Veterans face many challenges as they transition from active duty or reserve status back into civilian life. The University of Denver is doing its part to help veterans reintegrate …

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Five Tips for Job References

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The praise or criticism of your references can influence whether you are offered a position.  It is therefore important to consider these tips:

*Think about who you ask: You may want to ask a friend or family member that you have known personally.  However, it …

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Trends In Networking: Expanding Your Mindset

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Many of us tend to think of networking as only something that you do at events that are labeled “networking events.” This is one view of networking, but it is actually much more. The trend in networking is to expand …

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5 Tips to Secure Great Job References

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5 Tips to Secure Great Job References

Part of your job search involves asking for references. Employers ask for references because they want to know what others have to say about you. Your references praise or criticism can sway the …

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Jobs Outside Academia for PhD’S

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JOBS OUTSIDE ACADEMIA FOR Ph.D’S

Do you have a PhD and are now thinking about exploring non-academic career options? The key is being open to applying your skills, abilities and interests in a wide variety of positions and industries.

Here …

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