As a veteran student or alumni, you have unique professional experiences from your military background that can require specialized guidance as you pursue your professional goals. Our career team is here to support your success as you discover your path, seek out meaningful jobs, practicums, internships or further education. It is our goal that working together you grow your network, gain experience and advance your career.

Career Advising
Student veterans are encouraged to meet with the Career Advisor assigned to their academic area of study for industry specific tips. Visit our contact page to find the career office best for your area of study. Additionally, watch your email for veteran’s specific programs offered during the academic year and check out the tailored resources and blog posts outlined below.

Right Foot Forward Program
Right Foot Forward is a transition program for student veterans at the University of Denver to prepare graduates for professional success. Participating student veterans completes a series of planned meetings with a DU Career Advisor as well as an industry mentor. Upon completion of the program each student veteran receives a custom fitted suit provided by the University of Denver’s Veterans Services. For more details on how to apply as a student or to learn more about serving as an alumni mentor visit the Right Foot Forward website.

Popular Job/Internship Search Tools for Veterans
Hire Heroes USA
Hire a Veteran (Colorado)
Student Veterans of America
Feds Hire Vets
Additional Resources
DU Veterans Services
Military to Civilian Occupation Translator
Feds Hire Vets: Veterans Preference Overview
Veterans Transitions Assistance Program
Veterans Employment Toolkit

From Veteran to Civilian: How to Navigate Re-Entry Effectively


Military life is one that must be lived to be understood. No movie, book or story can possibly give an accurate representation of the experience because so much of it is felt in the soul. But, once you’ve been there, …

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

DEI Phases

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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Veterans: Networking Tips


As a veteran you may face many challenges as you transition from active duty or reserve status back into civilian life. One way to reintegrate is to network as there are many opportunities to  connect. The key to being successful is …

By Patty Hickman
Patty Hickman Director, Graduate Career & Professional Development Patty Hickman
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Right Foot Forward- Bringing Mentoring to Student Veterans

Veterans Blog.


This blog is co-authored by Damon Vine and Patty Hickman.

Veterans face many challenges as they transition from active duty or reserve status back into civilian life. The University of Denver is doing its part to help veterans reintegrate …

By Patty Hickman
Patty Hickman Director, Graduate Career & Professional Development Patty Hickman
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The Unexamined Life is Not Worth Living: Tools for Self-Knowledge


Socrates said, ‘the unexamined life is not worth living.’

If this proclamation is indeed true, then where does one begin to excavate these multiple dimensions of their life? And, more than that, what is the point?

Well, from the perspective …

By Carolyn Sommers
Carolyn Sommers Assistant Director of Career & Professional Development Carolyn Sommers
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