What to do when you graduate


It is easy to get busy with classes and activities and not know what job you want to do when you graduate. However, the longer you postpone this decision, the less likely you are to end up with a job …

By Patty Hickman
Patty Hickman Career Advisor
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Senior-Level DU Employers Share Top 5 Qualities They Seek in New Hires


At this week’s Career Services Employer Advisory Board meeting, top executives from Medtronic/Covidien, Kaiser Permanente, Ball Aerospace, DISH Network, Fidelity Investments, Arrow Electronics, PADT, IMI-Precision, Follett, and the Colorado Non-Profit Association, shared tips for job and internship candidates.  Here is …

By Sue Hinkin
Sue Hinkin Executive Director of Career Services
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How Many Internships do Employers Expect?

One of the best things you can do as a college student is to get an internship (or two!) before you graduate. Consider the following statistics:

50% of employers expect students to have TWO or more internships by the time …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development
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Leveraging DU’s Clubs and Organizations for Professional Development

How do you set yourself apart from other candidates? One of the biggest dilemmas with gaining a competitive advantage in the job and internship market is having a robust resume with transferable skills. It is not enough to simply graduate …

By Carolyn Sommers
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An Archaeological Dig: Identify Your Motivated Skills for Career Choice

Do you know what motivates you and moves you? Does it matter whether you choose a career in which you feel totally engaged and in the flow—maybe where you lose track of time? Definitely! You are more likely to be …

By Carolyn Sommers
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