Category: Career

Five DU Career Resources You Need to Know

As a University College student, you get access to various career resources during your program and after graduation. These career resources are extremely useful and are available to both on campus students and distance learners. Take advantage of these five career resources today! University College Career Advisor University College students get access to a career [...]

Leverage LinkedIn to Jumpstart Your Job Search

Two people join LinkedIn every second. That’s nearly 500 new people on LinkedIn by the time you finish reading this blog post! So how are you going to stand out? Let’s optimize your LinkedIn profile to help jump-start your job search. Profile Photo Adding a professional photo to your profile makes you 14 times more [...]

3 Reasons Why You Should Consider Working for a Nonprofit

The nonprofit sector is a great area to find career opportunities for those starting out in a new field or for those who are looking to take their career to the next level.  There are a large number of nonprofits in Colorado (more than 20,000!) and across the US. According to the Urban Institute, the [...]

Professional Organizations – Are they Worth Joining?

Professional organizations or associations whether national or regional can be a great way to expand your network in a desired field.  They often provide abundant resources including current events, literature, and ways to better qualify yourself for a job in the field (certifications, conferences, etc.). Whether you are changing careers or have been in your [...]

Tips for Successful Networking

We have all heard it before; networking is the key to finding new career opportunities. For many people, networking can be hard and sometimes intimidating. It is not easy to walk in a room full of strangers and strike up conversations with random people. While networking for some can seem daunting, it shouldn’t stop people [...]

Why Denver is a Great City for Tech Professionals

The Denver-Metro area has been noted as one of the hotbeds for technology employment and is considered to be a hub of start-up activity, possibly the next Silicon Valley (wow!).  According to CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2015 report, Colorado is the 3rd state in the nation for high-tech workers, and the state’s high-tech wages are posting at [...]

Make the Most of Your Summer with These 5 Ideas

Summer is finally upon us!  While some students enroll in summer courses, many students are relieved to have time off from classes and to have extra time on their plate.  Summer is a great time relax and take a vacation, but it is also an excellent opportunity to accomplish things you would have not during [...]

LinkedIn, Tinder, and the Field of Dreams

As a career coach, I frequently get asked the question “Does LinkedIn actually help with finding a job?” The answer is a resounding YES; however, I have noticed that many job seekers misunderstand the site and, as a result, have limited success. There is a general assumption that, because recruiters are using LinkedIn heavil , [...]

Career Corner: Job Searching Over the Holidays

Career Corner: Tune in the first week of each month for career tips from Lindsey Day, a career coach at the University of Denver Career Center. Are you feeling overwhelmed by your holiday shopping list? Is your calendar full of company holiday parties? Are you digging yourself out of a backlog of Thanksgiving break emails? [...]

Career Corner: One-on-One Appointments

Career Corner: Tune in the first week of each month for career tips from Lindsey Day, a career coach at the University of Denver Career Center. How to get the most out of your one-on-one appointment: Call early! In addition to serving University College, I am also the counselor for the DU alumni base. At [...]