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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 Pioneer Careers (DU ID required). Go to the appointments tab and book an appointment with one of our career advisors.

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.

Log in to Pioneer Careers

Once logged in to Pioneer Careers, you can:

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

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 Alison McCarty.

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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: Stephanie Van Cleve

Accountancy majors: Paul Genty

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.

To learn more, contact Angie Jimenez.

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 designed to contribute to your success.

During DPDP you will:

  • Create a polished resume, which is uploaded to Pioneer Careers, connecting you to more than 1,800 professionals across a variety of fields and positions.
  • Write a cover letter aimed at a desired internship.
  • Conduct an informational interview to expand your professional network.
  • Review Daniels’ major and minor offerings to learn what major is right for you.
  • Complete Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace lecture and reflection.
  • Participate in a mock interview and receive real time feedback.
  • Review professional branding and communication best practices.
  • Create a professional LinkedIn Profile to begin your networking.
  • Explore the job and internship search process and gather strategies for success.

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Scholarships

Taylor Internship Scholarship (Undergraduate)

Your for-credit internship tuition could be paid for.

Who’s eligible?

This scholarship is offered each quarter of the academic year to all Daniels undergraduate students who have financial need (as determined by FAFSA or CSS profile) and are completing internships, paid or unpaid, for academic credit. The scholarship is designed to offset the tuition cost of internship credits.

Students can review financial aid requirements on the Student tab of PioneerWeb. Students will complete an online application, which opens at the start of each quarter.

Priority is given to first-time recipients and Daniels majors. Previous recipients and minors will be added to a waitlist, and will be notified Week 8 if they are awarded.

What’s required?

  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor to assist in your internship search. Appointments can be made via Pioneer Careers or by calling 303.871.3911. Start your internship search via Pioneer Careers. (International students must sign up for an internship course as part of the CPT process to obtain an internship while on a student visa.)
  • Complete the Experiential Learning Form in Pioneer Careers.
  • Connect with Daniels Career Services to receive the application links, inquire about eligibility and complete the application.
  • Complete the academic requirement as detailed by your faculty internship liaison in a timely manner after the completion of the internship experience.

It’s 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 eligible student to pursue this opportunity. For eligibility verification or general questions, please contact Angie Jimenez.

A gift from Andy and Barbara Taylor

The Taylor Internship Scholarship was made available through an endowment from Andy and Barbara Taylor. Learn more about their generous gift to Daniels.

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.
DU Career Network

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!
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