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!

Networking Events
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 Mentor for a Moment events and the Connecting DU series of programs in our events calendar to join these networking sessions.

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 Pioneer Connect to search over 5,000 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.

Networking Tips
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.

Why is networking beneficial to undergrads?

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What comes to mind when you hear the term networking?

The idea of “networking” conjures up a lot of feelings for students – anticipation, hesitation, reluctance – and it’s easy to understand why. We often define networking as a structured, professional, and …

By Kimberly English
Kimberly English Career Advisor Kimberly English
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Recordings of Prior Career Programs: Networking


Alumni Career & Professional Development offers regular career programs in person and virtually. You can find the video replays of those covering networking below.

Find Your Next Job through Effective Networking, 2020
Upwards of 60% of jobs are found through …

By Cindy Hyman
Cindy Hyman Director of Alumni Career & Professional Development Cindy Hyman
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How to Use LinkedIn as a Networking Tool


LinkedIn can be an extremely powerful tool for growing your network and meeting new people. Don’t know where to start? Check out these practical ways to use LinkedIn as a networking tool!

1. Polish Your Profile

You may wonder why …

By Megan Pritchett
Megan Pritchett Graduate Career Advisor Megan Pritchett
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Tips for Networking Success

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Networking can be a great way to meet interesting people and is a good way to discover opportunities. The key to being successful is to expand your thinking and consider networking something that you do on …

By Patty Hickman
Patty Hickman Director, Graduate Career & Professional Development Patty Hickman
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Conversation Starters: How to Prepare for Networking Events


Connecting DU, Mentor-For-A-Moment, Career Fairs, Employer Meet & Greets.  These events are happening all over campus throughout the year and for many they may create anxiety about how to show up and make the most of the connections with DU …

By Mary Michael Hawkins
Mary Michael Hawkins Director, Undergraduate Career & Professional Development Mary Michael Hawkins
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