Office Holiday Party Do’s and Don’ts

Whether you’ve been working for years or you’re at your first internship, office holiday parties are part of the working world. These parties are not your family and friend holiday gatherings and the rules of engagement are slightly different. Read …

By Maria Kuntz
Maria Kuntz Assistant Director, Advancement Marketing Maria Kuntz
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Your First 90 Days on the Job- From Interview to Success

You just beat out the competition for your new job so now it’s time to deliver! Here are some tips to help you succeed.

1. Listen—Observe—Learn
Take the time to understand your team, the culture, goals and overall vibe of …

By Mary Michael Hawkins
Mary Michael Hawkins Director, Undergraduate Career & Professional Development Mary Michael Hawkins
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To Write or Not to Write: Things to Know about Cover Letters

So you’re getting out there on the job market. Good for you! You’re ready. You have a great deal of education behind you. You even managed to get authoritative references. You may lack job experience, but that’s something you’ll gain. …

By Kelvin Fogarty
Kelvin Fogarty
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Five Tips for Job References

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 …

By Patty Hickman
Patty Hickman Director, Graduate Career & Professional Development Patty Hickman
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6 Clever Ways Graduates Can Improve Their Job Search

Why some people search for a job for months without results while others get employed in a couple of weeks? Everything depends on your attitude.

A job search is a serious process that demands setting goals, creating a plan, and …

By Remi Morrison
Remi Morrison Remi Morrison
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Considering a Gig Job? Here’s What You Should Know.

Gig jobs are those where workers earn money based on the task, or “gig” they complete. Gig workers are typically independent contractors or free-lancers who work part-time, without benefits, sometimes for multiple companies. There has been a lot of buzz …

By Cindy Hyman
Cindy Hyman Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development
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Moving from Insanity to Strategy on the Job Search—Leveraging Social Media to Land a Job

“Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” Apparently, Einstein knew a thing, or two, about patterns of behavior that don’t serve us well; learning how to break those patterns is another thing.

By Carolyn Sommers
Carolyn Sommers Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development Carolyn Sommers
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5 Habits That’ll Ensure You’ll End Every Day Feeling Successful

You know those days when you leave work feeling amazing, pumped that you were highly productive? On the flipside, I’m sure you have days that are just the opposite. Ones that leave you feeling frustrated, wondering whether you got anything …

By The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Women and the Power of Networks-Leveraging Professional and Community Organizations

At our core, we are social beings who rely on each other to survive and thrive, yet our society is driven by, and values, independence and self-sufficiency. As a fiercely independent woman, I’ve resisted any circumstance where my ability to …

By Carolyn Sommers
Carolyn Sommers Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development Carolyn Sommers
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Meet the 2017 Faculty Career Champion Award Winners – Dr. Lewis Griffith and Dr. Nancy Lorenzon

On September 13, 2017, DU Career Services hosted an appreciation breakfast for over 100 faculty who were nominated by students for making a difference in their career development journey.  At the end of the 2016-2017 academic year, DU Career Services …

By Jane Kolb
Jane Kolb Career & Professional Development Jane Kolb
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