Parents & families – welcome to the DU community! As someone who cares about your student’s success, you have an important role to play in helping your family member take the steps necessary to achieve careers and lives of purpose. One of the most important things you can do is simply encourage your student to actively engage in career development throughout their time at DU! Explore this website to learn more about the wide array of support offered to your student and check out the articles below to see sample tips and advice we share with our community.

Research conducted by Gallup shows that students who regularly engage in career development activities during their time in college have better outcomes at graduation and are more likely to be satisfied with their college experience. Additionally, our University of Denver outcomes data shows that students who in an internship or research experience during college are significantly more likely to have their post-graduation plans secured within 6-months of graduation.

2020 Faculty Career Champions

The 2020 Faculty Career Champions have been selected!  For the past four years, Career & Professional Development has asked students what faculty members have made a significant contribution to their career and professional development path.  This year over 400 students …

By Jane Kolb
Jane Kolb Career & Professional Development
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Taking a Mindful Minute this Holiday Season

No matter which holidays you celebrate in the wintertime, if any, you might feel an increase in stress this time of year. With final exams at school, coworkers out of the office, a slow job search season, family and friends …

By Kyle Inselman
Kyle Inselman Director, Alumni Career & Professional Development
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Passion. Holy Cannoli! What is this thing called passion!?

Recently, I was making a 17-mile trek across Arvada when our guide brought us to a halt, stretched out his hand and presented us with a brown paper bag. Within this seemingly innocuous container was a collection of several pieces …

By Carolyn Sommers
Carolyn Sommers Associate Director, Serves Undergraduate CAHSS & Exploring Students
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How to Juggle Both Work and Family

Many working parents struggle with the equally important responsibilities of raising a family and providing for them. There is a fundamental need—and for many parents, a real want and desire—to work. However, many simultaneously feel a pull towards home and …

By Grace Goodman
Grace Goodman Assistant Director, Alumni Career & Professional Development
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How to Make a Successful Career Transition

Are you considering a career change? Unlike finding a new job, this might mean leaving an industry, as in shifting from journalism to wealth management, or moving to an entirely different position in your company, such as transferring from procurement …

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