Congratulations on making it to your final year as an undergraduate student! Your senior year at DU will be full of exciting milestones as you transition to life after graduation. The transition can also feel a little stressful until your post-graduation plans come into focus. The career team can help you develop an action plan that helps you feel supported through this transition.

Job Search
Start your search for post graduate jobs immediately in fall quarter, even if you do not graduate until June. Many large companies plan ahead and what to hire the best talent early in the year. Career fairs, employer information sessions and job postings can all be found on Pioneer Careers. Check out the college pages on our website for additional job search tools related to your field of study.

Graduate & Professional School
If you plan to apply to graduate and professional school, many applications will be due in the fall quarter of your senior year. Your career advisor can review resumes and personal statements to ensure your application is strong and they can also help you prepare for interviews when they are a requirement for admissions.

Continue Building Your Network
Many students land their first full-time job by networking with other alumni of DU. To help facilitate connections, our team hosts numerous Mentor for a Moment and Connecting DU connection events each year. Visit Pioneer Careers for a full listing of programs and to register. Pioneer Connect is also a great tool for finding alumni who are eager to support you in your job search as career volunteers. Are you looking to relocate outside of Denver after graduation? Get connected with our Regional Alumni Engagement teams who can help connect you with events and alumni in your target city.

Grad School – Should I Go?

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As graduation approaches, graduate school might seem like a preferable option to searching for a full-time job. After all, being a student is comfortable! It is what you have been doing successfully for 17+ years!

There are a lot of …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development Heidi J. Perman
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Graduate School Applications: What Do They Include?

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While every program will have specific requirements, there are some common elements to grad school applications. When planning to apply to grad school, prepare to meet the following requirements for most programs:

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You’ll need to send in your transcript …

By Kyle Inselman
Kyle Inselman Career Advisor Kyle Inselman
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Professional Attire Basics: Understanding Dress Expectations for the Interview and at Work

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For some people in their first internship or moving into a new industry, learning about professional dress expectations and business attire can be daunting. What’s the difference between business casual and business professional? What’s appropriate to wear at a start-up? What …

By Kyle Inselman
Kyle Inselman Career Advisor Kyle Inselman
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Put Your Best Foot Forward and Prepare for the Fall Career Fair Series!

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Are you planning to attend a career fair this fall?

Prepare for the fairs by reviewing these resources shared by the Employer Connections team. We can’t wait to see you at the Fall Career Fair Series!

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Recordings from Get Hired Now: Purposeful & Prepared (June 15-19, 2020)

Get Hired Now Purposeful & Prepared June 15-19 2020

This isn’t the job search you expected—DU is here to help.

Get Hired Now is an annual program at the end of Spring Quarter to help graduating students learn the necessary skills to successfully land a job after graduation. This …

By Kyle Inselman
Kyle Inselman Career Advisor Kyle Inselman
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