Career Achievement Milestones

Whether you are an undergraduate or graduate student, the Career Achievement Milestones are your guideposts to professional success during your time at DU. Taking the time to work on your professional goals throughout your academic career, rather than waiting until graduation, will ensure that you are well prepared for achieving your post-graduation goals.

Research shows that students that engage with career development during their time in college have better jobs and salaries at graduation than their less engaged peers. Securing internships and relevant experiences also makes a big impact on graduation outcomes! Start early to be ready to achieve your post-graduation goals.

Undergraduate students are expected to complete a minimum of one milestone during each year of your student experience. For graduate students, we suggested you pace these milestones evenly throughout your chosen degree program.

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Milestone 1: Map Your Path

 

There are many ways to trace the path of your career journey. One such way is to create a resume or CV to serve as a map depicting where you’ve been, and also provide ideas about where you’re going.

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development
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Milestone 2: Build Your Connections

Build your One DU community of support which includes staff, employers, alumni and friends of the University all eager to support your career and professional success!

 

Why is Building Connections Important?

Nationally, about 70% of professionals indicate they found …

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Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development
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Milestone 3: Gain Experiences

Securing a high quality internship or professional experience that helps you develop the skills necessary for your future is a key step to preparing for your post-graduation goals.

We recommend that you target a position within a professional setting under …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, 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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