Daniels Community

The Daniels Community Outreach Program is a pioneering program that creates a partnership between the Daniels College of Business and the community. Daniels College of Business is dedicated to creating collaborative partnerships between Daniels students, faculty and staff, and nonprofit, not-for-profit and governmental agencies. These partnerships foster civic engagement and strengthen the core mission of higher education.

From the beginning, it was evident that the highest level of professionalism and dedication would be provided from both the students and faculty for a quality and meaningful project. The students put their heart and soul into their work, and the extensive data provided, along with concrete suggestions, gave us a clear path to make a direct and positive impact on the clients we serve. The Professional MBA students far exceeded our expectations, and we were thrilled with the process and results from the Professional MBA program at the Daniels College of Business.

– Mark Smith, Volunteer Resources Manager, Project Angel Heart

Daniels Volunteers

Provide our students with your inside look at a business.

Daniels is known for its unique hands-on curriculum and strong connection to the business community. Share your experiences with our students and help us bring your first-hand knowledge directly to their learning environment.

Contact:
External Relations
+1 303.871.2903

Volunteer Opportunities

Networking

Chancellor Freshmen Dinners

Alumni are invited to attend dinners hosted by the Chancellor to welcome freshmen. Dinners are scheduled from September through November. Time commitment is one evening.

Daniels Alumni Advisory Board and Committees

The Daniels Alumni Advisory Board and its committees support the College’s alumni engagement initiatives and work to strengthen the ties among alumni, current students and the College.

Industry Career Consultant

Career Consultants volunteer their time to meet one-on-one with students at Daniels to offer them expert advice on personal branding, marketplace positioning, résumé drafting, interviews, internship and job search strategies, and networking.

Mentoring

Executive Mentorship Program

The Executive Mentorship Program matches senior-level business executives from the Denver metro area with Daniels graduate students. This program offers mentors, who volunteer their time, the opportunity to work with students to enhance their professional and personal skills. It is intended to educate students on how business is practiced, sharpen career readiness and build and strengthen professional networks.

Professionals with 10+ years of experience who are interested in becoming a mentor may contact Susan Goodwin. Mentors complete an application including a biography which students have the opportunity to review and select an Executive Mentor.

LEAD Mentorship Program

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

Programming Support

Case Competition Judge

Volunteers with a minimum of five years of business experience are invited to judge business case competitions. Time commitment is a half-day.

Secondary Admissions Interviewers

In September and April, alumni volunteers are needed to interview sophomores interested in majoring in business. Time commitment is a half-day.