Services & Resources

Daniels Career Services provides services and tools needed to realize your career goals. Students can explore career options, prepare for interviews, advance their own professional development and build successful business networks.

All students utilizing Daniels Career Services resources are expected to follow our Ethical Internship and Job Search Policies.

Appointments

Students receive individualized attention specific to your skills and goals. Learn more about what opportunities are right for you and your career, and how to best prepare for them. Typical topics covered during appointments are résumés and cover letters, interview preparation and mock interviews, career development and exploration, social media reviews, and job offers and salary negotiations.

Book an appointment online through Pioneerweb (DU ID Required). Go to the Student tab and select Make an Appointment.

Executive MBA Students: Contact Barbara Kreisman for more information about career coaching and other services.

Pioneer Careers

Most of the activity in career services takes place in our online platform, Pioneer Careers. Pioneer Careers offers you access to a wide array of career resources at the tip of your fingers.

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Once logged in to Pioneer Careers, you can:

  • View and apply for local, national and international opportunities for Daniels students
  • Register for special events, programs and workshops
  • Upload your résumé, cover letter and other documents for applications
  • Access employer and recruiter contact information
  • Review and apply for jobs and internships
  • Manage your job/internship applications and on campus interviews
  • Access additional job boards: GoinGlobal, Andrew Hudson’s Job List, GradLeaders and NACElink Network
  • Access additional career resources: CareerInsider, GoinGlobal, O*Net and Interview Stream

Programs

Executive Mentorship Program (Graduate)
The Executive Mentorship Program matches Daniels graduate students with senior-level business executives from the Denver metro area. This program offers an unusual and exciting opportunity for students to enhance their professional and personal skills by interacting with our high caliber mentors who volunteer their time. It is intended to educate students on how business is practiced, sharpen career readiness and build and strengthen professional networks.

Students who wish to participate must commit to the student expectations and outlined timeframe. Students have the opportunity to review the biographies of all participating mentors and submit their top choices to be matched with their preferred Executive Mentor. Students will be placed in teams of up to four students to work with throughout the academic year.

Students interested in learning more about the program may contact Angie Jimenez

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LEAD Mentorship Program (Undergraduate)
The LEAD (Learning by Example, Attaining Distinction) Mentorship Program pairs undergraduate business students with professionals in a similar field and/or career trajectory. Each mentor/protégé pair is encouraged to meet once per month throughout the school year and attend a speed-networking kickoff event and year-end celebration. Protégés gain guidance and support from someone in their industry of choice, build connections with professionals in the community and clarify their own goals and potential future career path. Mentors provide professional advice to a student interested in their industry, attract talent to their company to build their brand on campus and foster connections with future professionals of their community.

Contacts for the LEAD Mentorship Program:

Hospitality majors: Jill Hartman and Dee Jay Driver

Accountancy majors: Kristen Dimig

All other majors: Toni (Gabrielli) Phelan and Angie Jimenez

Job Shadow Program (Undergraduate)
The Job Shadow Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to “head to work” in the real world. The program takes place over Winter Break each year, and the experience can last anywhere from one day to two weeks depending on the company. It is an unpaid opportunity that gives business students a chance to explore an industry of interest and network with professionals from that industry. It’s also a way for students to gain information about different companies and careers.

Students interested in learning more about the program please contact Toni (Gabrielli) Phelan or Kelli Sessions.

Daniels Professional Development Program (Undergraduate)
DPDP is a required component of the Daniels Core Curriculum with the purpose of ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn outside of traditional coursework by engaging in experiential-based learning activities that are designed to contribute to your success.

Checkpoint 1 Requirements:

  • Create a polished résumé which is uploaded Pioneer Careers which connects students to more than 1,800 professionals across a variety of fields and positions.
  • Write a cover letter aimed at a desired internship.
  • Attend at least on Major-Specific Workshop to learn what major is right for you.
  • Attend two Career Services Workshops aimed at preparing you for the business world*

Checkpoint 2 Requirements:

  • Participate in a Mock Interview and receive real time feedback.
  • Attend at least one Career Fair.
  • Create a professional LinkedIn Profile to begin your networking.
  • Attend two Career Services Workshops*

Ongoing Support

Daniels Career Services provides individualized guidance for our students’ professional development. We assist students in exploring majors and industries, preparing to apply to graduate school, creating resumes and cover letters, maintaining a personal brand and online image, practicing for interviews, and negotiating offers. We also provide networking opportunities through our LEAD Mentorship program, career fairs, and employer information sessions. Pioneer Careers, our online database for Daniels students and alumni, contains thousands of local and national jobs and internships.

*Participation in either the LEAD Mentorship Program or Job Shadow Programs will waive the requirement for one Career Services Workshop.

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Scholarships

Taylor Internship Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Who Is Eligible?

This scholarship is offered each quarter of the academic year to all Business majors and minors who have financial need (as determined by FAFSA or CSS profile) and are completing internships, paid or unpaid, for academic credit. Students who meet these eligibility requirements will receive a scholarship to offset the tuition cost of internship credits. Students can review Financial Aid Requirements on the Student tab of PioneerWeb.

What Is Required?

  • Meet with the internship liaison for your major to discuss internship opportunities or evaluate your current internship to determine if it is eligible for credit.
  • Download and complete the Experiential Learning Form.
  • Submit the completed Experiential Learning Form to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Meet with a Career Advisor in Daniels Career Services. Appointments can be made on the Student tab of PioneerWeb or by calling 303.871.3911.

It is our goal that every Daniels undergraduate student will have at least one, if not multiple, meaningful internship experiences during their time at the University of Denver and encourage every student who might be eligible to pursue this opportunity.

For eligibility verification or general questions, please contact Angie Jimenez.
The Taylor Internship Scholarship was made available through an endowment from Andy & Barbara Taylor. Learn more about their generous gift to Daniels»

Daniels Alumni Grant for Unpaid Internships (Graduate and Undergraduate)
Proudly funded by Daniels Alumni, The Daniels Alumni Grant for Unpaid Internships Program awards grants to students who are working a minimum of 100 hours at an unpaid internship, with a maximum award of $500. Taking internship credit is optional. Students who would also like to get academic credit for their internship must meet all eligibility requirements established by their academic department. Students are responsible for meeting with the internship liaison/faculty advisor in their academic department.

Eligibility and Internship Regulations

  • Both undergraduate and graduate students may apply.
  • Internships must be unpaid.
  • Students must be enrolled at Daniels full-time and must maintain their status throughout the duration of the internship.
  • Previous recipients of the Daniels Alumni Grant for Unpaid Internships are not eligible to reapply.
  • Internships affiliated with DU in any way are not eligible. This includes research projects.

Requirements of Grant Recipients

Students who receive the grant will be required to:

  • Arrange to meet with Angie Jimenez to sign an internship agreement for the Daniels Alumni Grant for Unpaid Internships Program and review additional instructions.
  • Submit a signed letter from the employer verifying the student’s unpaid status and number of hours they will be expected to work.
  • Write a reflection paper upon completion of the internship and submit it by email to Angie Jimenez.

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Networking Opportunities

Career Fairs
Career Fairs do work, but you have to prepare for them. Companies that are at Career Fairs are looking for talent to hire – so it is always worth checking them out. Daniels students can participate in multiple career fairs, both on and off campus, as well as virtual career fairs targeting specific groups or industries. Major fairs include the Colorado Business School Career Fair at Mile High Stadium, the Daniels Corporate Partners Career Fair, the Hospitality Management Career Fair, the National Black and Prospanica Conference and Career Exposition (the largest national career fair), and speciality fairs around DU’s campus.

City Treks
These are structured trips, either one day here in the Front Range, or multi-day trips to major metropolitan areas such as New York City or the San Francisco Bay Area. It allows you to see multiple companies on-site, make connections, understand the hiring process and learn about the company culture.

Information Sessions
These are one hour formal presentations followed by Q&A sessions and networking. They allow you to learn about a company in-depth and many companies hold them before selecting students to interview.

Meet & Greets
An opportunity to meet companies informally, talk to recruiters and business representatives and highlight some of your skills. These are usually scheduled for 2.5 hours in high-traffic areas, such as outside Marcus Commons and Daniels Career Services in the Daniels College of Business building and in the atrium of Joy Burns Center.

Living and Working in Denver

We understand why you might want to live and work in the Mile High City—we love it here too! Here are some resources on Denver and the metro area, as well as our nine industry clusters that power the local economy. Check out the “Industry Cluster Study” pdf file on the webpage for each of the industries.

Industry Panels

Daniels Career Services hosts Industry Panels where four or five professionals in a related industry but a variety of positions and experience levels will answer students’ questions about their career path, industry trends, job requirements, networking tips and best practices. The Q & A session is followed by a short networking opportunity where students can introduce themselves and build their professional network. Industry panels are recorded and are the available for viewing under Multimedia resources.

AlumniFire

This DU-centric network is where Pioneers go to provide and find career information. Seek advice directly from alums in your field, network with Pioneers in target companies or gain local knowledge in a new city.

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LinkedIn

Join one of the many University of Denver LinkedIn groups affiliated with schools and programs, starting with the University of Denver Alumni group, which is over 11,000 strong and the Daniels College of Business Alumni group. Joining helps you connect directly with other Pioneers.

Multimedia Resources

Major Monday Archives
This video series covers each of the eight undergraduate majors. Presented by the respective academic departments, Daniels Career Services and Daniels Undergraduate Programs, each video covers the academic requirements of the major, typical career paths and skill-sets required to succeed.

Webinar Series
Career webinars—over 130 webinars by nationally recognized career experts and online courses designed specifically for Daniels alums and students on job search, soft skills and more!