Ritchie undergraduate and graduate students take advantage of a wide variety of opportunities for hands-on, experiential learning and interdisciplinary collaboration. Students enter the workforce with excellent career prospects, and Denver’s thriving technology communities allow for our students to find their ideal career right here in Colorado. Career & Professional Development is here to support you as you discover your path, seek out meaningful experiences and internships, and take your next step after DU.

Drop-In Hours with STEM Career Advisors
College-specific drop-in hours happen every Thursday from 4-5 PM (MST). Join via Zoom to get immediate support. In the fall, weekly drop-in hours with your career advisors will be available. Schedules will be updated here each quarter.

Great Job/Internship Search Tools for Ritchie Students
Pioneer Careers
Built In Colorado
LinkedIn Jobs
Confluence Denver
Colorado Technology Association
Colorado Bioscience Association
Colorado Cleantech Industries Association
Andrew Hudson’s Job List
Additional Resources
Denver Start Up Week
DU Innovation Lab/Maker Space
Undergraduate Research Center
Sample Resume BS Computer Science (pdf)
Sample Resume MS Computer Science (pdf)
Sample Resume BS Mechanical Engineering (pdf)
Sample CV PhD Mechanical Engineering (pdf)

Popular Industries for Ritchie Students
Students graduating from the Ritchie School of Engineering & Computer Science have skills that can apply to a wide array of industries. Common areas of employment include aerospace, energy, environmental & outdoors industry, biomedical, science & research, robotics, gaming, technology, information technology, engineering & startups.

Popular Job Titles for Ritchie Alumni

Software Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Test Engineer
Data Analyst
Technical Lead
Game Developer
Data Engineer
CAD Technician

Put Your Best Foot Forward and Prepare for the Fall Career Fair Series!


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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Staying in Denver after graduation? Don’t give up your college roommate!


As anyone working or attending college in Colorado, you know the quality of life it can bring.  You already realize it is a great place to live, work and play.  Each year  Career & Professional Development surveys DU recent graduates …

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Spring Virtual Information Session Recordings

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Employer Connections Career and Professional Development presents Virtual Information Sessions hosted by employers actively recruiting for Summer/Fall 2020. Please view the recordings of these virtual events below.

Aspiro Adventure (31:31)
The Blue Bench (38:15)
Centura Health (1:00:12)
Comcast (59:06)
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Denver Industry Spotlight: IT-SOFTWARE


Among all of Denver’s top industries, IT-Software was the fastest growing industry between 2012 and 2017 with a growth rate of over 32%. Denver is also considered a strong and growing technology community, representing (along with Boulder) 45% of the …

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Denver Industry Spotlight: ENERGY

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The energy industry is divided into two sub-groups: fossil fuel energy and cleantech. In a region that ranks 5th in the nation for fossil fuel energy employment and 4th for cleantech employment, it is no wonder that the energy industry …

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