2nd Year

Congratulations on successfully navigating your first year at DU. As a second-year student, you might be clarifying your interests and starting to think more about your career plans as well as the steps needed to achieve those goals.

Career Exploration
If you haven’t yet declared a major, you will need to do so by the time you have earned 75 credits. If you are feeling confused and questioning your plans, an appointment with your career advisor can help. Also check out the Career Exploration section of our site for tips, resources and events specifically intended for those that are exploring options.

Internships & Experience
Did you know that 50% of employers expect you to have 2 or more internships or related experiences by graduation? Your second year is the time to start building your resume to be marketable for your future goals. Internships are available year-round in the Denver area. Visit PCO to search internship opportunities and learn about upcoming career fairs that can help you land a position. Want to do an internship in another part of the country? Check out UCAN Intern for national postings.

Build Your Connections
Your second year at DU is a great time to begin building a strong professional network. As a second-year student, you should plan to complete Career Achievement Milestone 2 by attending a networking event or meeting with a professional in your field of interest to gain tips or advice. Check out our events page for a listing of upcoming networking events and check out our networking page for additional tips on making the most of these interactions.

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Career Fair Prep Week: Get ready for the Winter 2023 All-Majors Career & Internship Fair

The Winter 2023 All Majors Career & Internship Fair is coming up on Wednesday and Thursday, January 25-26. Students from all majors and years of study are invited to attend where you will have the opportunity to network with employers …

By Kyle Inselman
Kyle Inselman Assistant Director
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Sign Up for Your Networking Passport and Earn a Chance to Win Flex Funds

Explore career options and build professional contacts with your Networking Passport.

You could win $100 in Flex Funds!

The Employer Connections Team brings employers to campus to meet you.  You can meet and talk with employers at:

When you attend Employer Connections …

By Mark Isenburg
Mark Isenburg Assistant Director Employer Connections, STEM
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Have You Heard of Micro-Internships? Learn More & Find One Now!

Micro-Internships are short-term, professional assignments that help you build skills, explore career options, and prove yourself to prospective employers. Unlike a traditional internship, these paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and many can be completed …

By Mary Michael Hawkins
Mary Michael Hawkins Director, Undergraduate Career & Professional Development
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Promoting Yourself to Employers in PCO

Career & Professional Development encourages you to connect with employers directly to increase your chances at getting a job or internship. Consider promoting yourself to employers directly through the PCO career platform.   To opt-in to this opportunity, please see the …

By Mary Michael Hawkins
Mary Michael Hawkins Director, Undergraduate Career & Professional Development
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Career Fair Prep Week

The Fall 2022 All Majors Career & Internship Fair is Thursday and Friday, October 6th & 7th. Students from all majors and years of study are invited to attend where you will have the opportunity to network with employers and …

By Mary Michael Hawkins
Mary Michael Hawkins Director, Undergraduate Career & Professional Development
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Career & Professional Development Contact & Location

Phone
303.871.2150
Address

Burwell Center for Career Achievement
2190 E. Asbury Avenue
Denver, CO 80210

Career & Professional Development Hours

M 8:00am-4:30pm
T 8:00am-4:30pm
W 8:00am-4:30pm
TH 8:00am-4:30pm
F 8:00am-4:30pm

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