Research shows that nearly 70% of people find their jobs through networking, with some surveys showing the number to be as high as 80-85%. Whether you are an undergraduate student, graduate student or alumni, DU is here to help you build your professional connections so that you can achieve and advance your career aspirations!
Throughout the year, the Career & Professional Development team hosts a wide-array of events that allow for students, alumni and employers to connect around thematic professional areas. Look for career fairs, employer information sessions, tabling events, Mentor for a Moment events and the Connecting DU series of programs in our events calendar to join these networking sessions.
Get Your Networking Passport
The Networking Passport is a new incentive program to encourage participation in these beneficial interactions with employers. Sign up for a Networking Passport in PCO, then sign up for and attend at least three employer events during the winter or spring ’23 quarters. Students who attend three qualified events will be entered in a drawing for $100 in Flex Funds!
Global Network of Alumni Volunteers
In addition to formal networking events, we have thousands of alumni around the globe that are eager to support your job search and professional development goals. Visit the DU Career Network to search for DU career volunteers from a wide array of fields ready to provide resume reviews, career advice and introductions. Students and alumni are also encouraged to join the University of Denver Alumni Group on LinkedIn to further network with the DU community of professionals.
Does networking make you nervous? You are not alone! Check out the below articles and resources to get useful tips on this important job search strategy.