Beginning a job or internship search can at times feel a bit overwhelming and stressful no matter where you are at in your professional journey. Whether you are looking for an opportunity in Colorado or beyond, the Career & Professional Development team is here to help break the process down into manageable steps that reduce stress during your search. Below are four immediate strategies you should implement as you start your search.

Individual Career Coaching
Everyone’s job and internship search goals are unique, and they require tailored advice. We recommend chatting with a member of our career team to get started on your action plan. Students can schedule an appointment with their Career Advisor using Pioneer Careers. Alumni, please utilize the alumni quick question hours for job search tips and coaching.

Career Fairs & Networking Events
The University of Denver hosts numerous career fairs every year that are open to both student and alumni seeking jobs and internships. Additionally, 3-5 networking events are hosted every quarter connecting students with alumni in a field or industry of interest. Many job leads come from attending both fairs and networking events. Visit our Career Events page for a list of all upcoming programs.

Build Connections to Land Positions
Many people land job and internship opportunities by networking with faculty, staff, alumni, peers. and colleagues. Our alumni network is a great way to get connected to organizations and industries of interest. Learn more on our networking page.

Top Job & Internship Search Sites
Below are a few of our top picks for general job and internship search sites that have a wide array of opportunities. Check out our college and industry pages for additional suggestions tailored to your field of interest.

Pioneer Careers
Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List
Colorado Nonprofit Association
LinkedIn Jobs
USAJobs.gov
UCAN (National) Internships

 

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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Apply Online Successfully: Learn about Applicant Tracking Systems

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Have you ever wondered what happens when you apply to jobs online? Does it feel like your resume falls into a black hole, never to return? Have you submitted lots of applications online with no responses? Keep reading to learn …

By Megan Pritchett
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How to Write a Follow-Up E-mail After You’ve Submitted an Application

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Have you applied to an internship or job and haven’t heard anything back? A significant amount of companies do not keep applicants updated on the status of their application – whether it be because the applicant isn’t qualified or because …

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

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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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Reducing Negative Self-Talk through the Job/Internship Process

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Reducing Negative Self-Talk through the Job/Internship Process
written by Career Peer Advisor Alyssa Bekerman

If you’re like me, then it’s very easy for you to spiral into racing thoughts of negative self-talk about finding a job or internship. Such thoughts …

By Stacey Stevens
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