Navigating college and career is complex for all students, but can be especially challenging if this experience is new to you and your family. Many of the team members within Career & Professional Development were first in their families to go to college, so many of us can related to your experiences!

We recommend that all students meet with their career advisor during their first year at DU. During the meeting, the staff member will learn about your professional interests and ensure you are taking the right steps throughout your college experience to set you up for success with your goals. We can also tell you about the role of Career & Professional Development so you understand how we support you throughout your college journey.

Check out our below article Career Tips for First Generation College Students which includes career tips as well as questions you can ask your career advisor.

Career & Professional Development Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan Underway

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The team within Career & Professional Development takes our work around diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) very seriously. DEI values inform and guide our work as a department, and we are committed to ensuring that our services and resources meet …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development Heidi J. Perman
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Professional Attire Basics: Understanding Dress Expectations for the Interview and at Work

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For some people in their first internship or moving into a new industry, learning about professional dress expectations and business attire can be daunting. What’s the difference between business casual and business professional? What’s appropriate to wear at a start-up? What …

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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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Career Tips for First Generation College Students

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If your parent(s) or guardian(s) did not complete a bachelor’s degree, then you are considered a first-generation college student. Many of the staff members on our Career & Professional Development team were first in our families to go to college! …

By Heidi J. Perman
Heidi J. Perman Assistant Vice Chancellor, Career & Professional Development Heidi J. Perman
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What Is Grad School?

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Whether you’re just starting college or about to graduate, you might be wondering whether you should go to grad school. This could be especially true if you’re considering a career in law or medicine, fields that require significant postgraduate education.

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