Faculty & Staff

Everyone at DU is here to see students succeed!  We all want to help students accomplish their career and professional development goals. Faculty and staff members play a critical role in students’ professional development by not only educating them in the classroom but also guiding the decisions they make about course offerings, graduate school choices, and career opportunities.

By working with Career & Professional Development, faculty and staff can enhance students’ professional growth through a variety of career workshops, resources, and services to help integrate career development into the classroom and beyond.  Career & Professional Development also offers employer and alumni hosted events throughout the academic year for students to gain information, learn about career development resources and begin building their professional network through the Career Achievement Milestones.

Check out the video from this year’s Faculty Career Champion award ceremony here!

  • Faculty Career Champion Program

    Faculty are a huge part of DU students’ academic life.  Many students turn to faculty for advice on resume/CV’s, career paths, internship and research opportunities, graduate school advice and much more.  To acknowledge and recognize these faculty career advocates, Career & Professional Development has created the Faculty Career Champion Award.  At the end of each academic year, students are asked to nominate faculty who go above and beyond in supporting students’ career and professional development growth.  Hundreds of students nominate faculty each year and many faculty receive multiple nominations. We review all the nominees and select a few faculty who stand out among the other nominees.  Each year the Chancellor and Provost kick off the Faculty Career Champion Award Ceremony to honor the champions. Below are the announce from the Faculty Career Champions from the past several years:

    2020 Faculty Career Champions | 2019 Faculty Career Champions
    2018 Faculty Career Champions | 2017 Faculty Career Champions

  • Ways to Partner for Student Career Development

    Faculty and staff in presentationCareer & Professional Development offers a variety of resources for students that many times students are unaware that these resources even exit on campus.   There are many ways faculty and staff can help spread the word:

    • Encourage students to make an appointment with a career advisor.
    • Have your class or student org take a tour of the new Burwell Center for Career Achievement.
    • Don’t cancel class. Have a career advisor cover for you to provide a presentation on interviewing, writing a resume/CV or an overview of career resources.
    • Faculty can include a career development activity in their syllabi and classroom. Learn more.
    • Send job and internship referrals from employers to Hire@du.edu.
    • Contact us you have ideas for career programming that connects students with alumni/employers.  We have resources to help
  • Faculty Career Champion Working Groups
    We love to hear feedback and ideas from faculty on ways to infuse career development into the classroom as well as ideas for future programming.  For the past few years, Career & Professional Development has created two Faculty Career Champion Working Groups consisting of faculty and staff from across the campus.  One working group is focused on undergraduates and the other is focused on graduate students.  We have improved and made changes in meaningful ways as result of these groups.  There is a two-year commitment and we meet three times a year.  If you or someone you know are interested in representing your college on of the working groups, please contact us.

Orientation for Student Employees in Canvas

Great news! 

All newly hired student employees who have not worked on-campus in the past year are auto-enrolled in Student Employee Orientation through Canvas. Given the often-hectic and varied schedule of our student employees, we designed a course suited to …

By Stacey Stevens
Stacey Stevens Director, Student Employment Stacey Stevens
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On-Boarding Checklist for Student Employees

Follow the checklist below to successfully on-board your student employee(s).
Prior to First Day
Create training & 1:1 meeting plan for the quarter.
Schedule time to greet student and complete first day agenda items.
Send the New Hire Survey via …

By Stacey Stevens
Stacey Stevens Director, Student Employment Stacey Stevens
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Career Skills for Students & Student Employees

Students and student employees have the opportunity to learn important career skills in their positions. Learning these skills now, in an educational environment and with a great supervisor, makes them more prepared for the world of work.

Based on extensive …

By Stacey Stevens
Stacey Stevens Director, Student Employment Stacey Stevens
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Supporting Your Doctoral Students’ Career Exploration Beyond Academia

Being a faculty advisor to your doctoral students is a lot of responsibility and part of your role involves providing advice about the career options that your advisees can pursue. These conversations while difficult are increasingly important as the job …

By Patty Hickman
Patty Hickman Director, Graduate Career & Professional Development Patty Hickman
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Pioneer Connect to be Sunsetted and Replaced

As of December 31, 2020, the University of Denver, its students, parents and alumni no longer have access to Pioneer Connect.

The 5-year contract expiration was an opportunity to look at other technologies to insure we are providing the best …

By Cindy Hyman
Cindy Hyman Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development Cindy Hyman
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Featured Resources


Student Employee Training Menu

In addition to the trainings we offer each quarter for student employees and their supervisors, we can also come present …

Student Employment Newsletter

Each quarter, the Student Employment team sends out a newsletter to student employees and their supervisors with updates, announcements, events, …

Work with you student employee to create project-based learning opportunities. Project based learning is having students design, develop and construct …


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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