Did you know that over 60% of college students change their major at some point during college? Additionally, most students change their major 3 times in their college career! If you are undeclared or exploring options, you are not alone!

Within Career & Professional Development (CPD), our mission is to provide you a menu of services that facilitates your career and self-exploration to support you in making an academic decision that aligns with who you are and your goals. Students who participate in these self-discovery processes have an increased self-awareness around their interests, skills, and values, including their personality, and how to connect that information to choosing a major, or possible career paths. Participating in our CPD programs, workshops, and one-on-one career coaching will further support your major and career planning. Check out the resources and tools below to get started on learning more about yourself, DU’s programs of study, and how to connect with our office.

Drop-In Hours for Undeclared Students
Over the summer, drop-in hours for undeclared or exploring students happen every Wednesday from Noon – 1:00 PM (MDT). Join via Zoom. In the fall, weekly drop-in hours with your career advisors will be available. Schedules will be updated here each quarter.

Undeclared Career Advising
Schedule an individual career advising appointment with your career advisor by logging into your Pioneer Careers account and selecting a convenient time under the Appointments tab. Carolyn Sommers, Assistant Director for Career & Professional Development, is the liaison to all Undeclared students. Feel free to reach out to her directly at carolyn.sommers@du.edu.

Experiential Learning
A great way to clarify your direction is to get involved and try things out! Gain experience through internships, campus research, volunteering, courses, and student organizations.

Career Assessments
To learn more about your interests, values, talents, and personality, consider taking a career assessment. Career & Professional Development offers three options to students. We recommend meeting with a career advisor first to determine which assessment will be most useful. Learn more about career assessments.

  • Myers-Briggs Personality Assessment
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • StrengthsFinder

Researching Majors & Careers
Check out major(s) you’re considering and read through the courses and programs of study to determine if you’d enjoy sitting through those classes.

Blog Posts & Ted Talks
Check out the below Ted Talks and related blog posts specifically for those exploring their options.
Ted Talk: Is there a Real You?
Ted Talk: Why some of us don’t have one true calling

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!

Tips on Resumes/Cover Letters

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When You’re Not Certain, You’ve Got to Become an Explorer of Your World!

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“What are you going to do after DU!?” With two months away from graduation it’s likely that most encounters with family, friends, and professors lead to some variation of this question and you might not have an answer.

And, if …

By Carolyn Sommers
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Why is networking beneficial to undergrads?

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What comes to mind when you hear the term networking?

The idea of “networking” conjures up a lot of feelings for students – anticipation, hesitation, reluctance – and it’s easy to understand why. We often define networking as a structured, professional, and …

By Kimberly English
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What to do with a communications major?

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Careers for Communication Majors
WHAT IS COMMUNICATION STUDIES?

Communications majors (and minors) study a range of contexts, including communications in families, friendships, schools, workplace groups, cross-cultural performances, nonprofit organizations, social movements, politics and the media.

The major is flexible and …

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What do do with an international studies major?

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Careers for International Studies Majors
WHAT IS AN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES MAJOR?

The University of Denver’s program in international studies focuses on providing students with exposure to world views, which shape perceptions concerning the future, and prescriptions for action by individuals.

By Austin R Rowe
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