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.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Employer Information Session Recording

The Employer Connections Team hosted a Virtual Information Session with Colorado Parks & Wildlife on March 29th, 2022. This DU-specific event is your chance to meet and talk with leaders with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.  CPW is a nationally recognized …

By Paige Luna
Paige Luna Assistant Director, Employer Connections
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How to Answer “Why Did You Choose Your Major?” in a Job Interview (Plus Example Answers)

If you’re a recent college graduate heading into a job interview, you might have prepared to answer questions about how what you did in college will translate to the world of work along with other common interview questions such as “

By Regina Borsellino - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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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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7 Essential Career-Readiness Tips for Students

Deciding what to do after school and how to prepare for life after college can be stressful and time-consuming. But it doesn’t have to be. If you follow the below seven stress-free tips, you’ll be well prepared for the next …

By Melissa Fisher - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Professional Mentoring Series: Industry Exploratory Mentoring Group (IEMG)

The Industry Exploratory Mentoring Group (IEMG) is a continuation of the Industry Insights Group pilot program that give students the opportunity to connect with alumni and explore various industries to learn more of the individual divisions that make up and …

By Michael Johnson
Michael Johnson Assistant Director 4D Mentoring
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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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