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 appointment to get tailored career & internship support by calling 303.871.2150 or by logging into PCO, the career event, career appointment, and job/internship posting site for DU students. 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

Employment and Marijuana in CO

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7 Things to know about employment and marijuana use in Colorado

1. What is Amendment 64?
In 2012, Colorado adopted an amendment to its Constitution (Amendment 64) making it legal for individuals 21 and older to legally use or possess …

By Heather Rutherford
Heather Rutherford Career Advisor Heather Rutherford
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Put Your Best Foot Forward and Prepare for a Career Fair!

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Are you planning to attend a career fair?

Prepare for the fairs by reviewing these resources shared by the Employer Connections team. We can’t wait to see you at an event!

Tips on Resumes/Cover Letters
Interview Prep Help
Make an …

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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
Carolyn Sommers Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development 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
Kimberly English Career Advisor 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 …

By Austin R Rowe
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