What To Expect
Whether you’re pursuing a business major or minor at the Daniels College of Business, we take your future as seriously as you do. We recognize that an extraordinary business education extends beyond the classroom to develop the whole person. We weave important lessons in business ethics and social responsibility throughout our rigorous business curriculum.
At Daniels, you’ll learn to make a difference not only for your business, but for your community as well, all while building the skills necessary to thrive in a fast-paced business environment. You’ll emerge with the business acumen that the marketplace demands, but your ability to collaborate, effectively problem solve and manage yourself and others will set you apart.
Daniels Signature Events
- Welcome Back BBQ—Kick off the start of the new academic year and enjoy a fun and casual meal with other Daniels students, faculty and staff.
- Undergrads On Ice—Upon your return from winter break, spend an evening skating in Magness Arena while enjoying brownies and hot chocolate.
- Senior Night—Seniors are invited to celebrate the last quarter of their time at DU at a fun location around town.
- Graduation Breakfast– Prior to commencement in Spring Quarter, students and families are invited to enjoy breakfast together.
- Dress Code—The Dress Code, an interactive fashion show, showcases business attire in various scenarios. From your first impression to your next promotion, knowing how to dress well is essential for both!
- Business Olympics—At this fast-paced event, student teams rotate between business-related games and a mini–case competition. The team that wins the most games is immortalized on our Business Olympics trophy, and case winners receive a cash prize.
- Etiquette Dinner—You’ll learn the proper way to dine with class and set yourself apart from the competition. The evening is full of fun and walks you through proper dining decorum.
- Women in Business Dinner and Panel Discussion—Hosted by the Undergraduate Women in Business student group, this event brings together professionals from the community to discuss topics relevant to women in the workplace.
- Undergraduate Case Competition—Students will work in teams with a faculty mentor to compete against other Daniels undergrads and win cash prizes. Relevant and current business scenarios are tackled with solutions presented to local professionals.
- Why Race Matters in the Workplace—This event is designed to provide a safe, educational and meaningful space to foster dialogue between Daniels’ students, alumni and panelists surrounding issues of race in the workplace. Panelists share their stories and reflections regarding their own experiences navigating college, the job market and employment.
Daniels Peer Connections
Daniels Peer Connections brings business students together to encourage and support one another in their academic and professional paths. There are an abundance of activities and opportunities in Daniels, and it’s more fun to participate with a new friend!
Mentees and mentors can engage on a number of topics to enhance their college experience, such as selecting courses, helpful study techniques or test-taking strategies, networking for internship and job opportunities, or taking part in Business Olympics or a Case Competition together.
Interested? Sign up online.
Daniels College of Business students learn together and play together in an environment full of abundant activities and opportunities. Whether it’s getting involved in a student organization, attending Daniels Undergraduate Program Signature events, studying for an exam or joining a ski trip to the mountains, you will make friends from across the country and around the globe. You’ll encounter new ideas, meet new people and face new challenges. In short, it’s the transformative college experience you’re looking for.
Student Resources & Support
The support we provide students is every bit as important as our world-class facilities and ideal setting in Denver. College life can be challenging, and we want to make sure you succeed in meeting those challenges.
Support services include:
One-on-one academic advising: Daniels has a team of academic advisors who are dedicated to working with business majors. Throughout your time at Daniels, our advising team will provide personal attention to make sure you not only stay on track, but also excel.
Career planning: Daniels has a team of career counselors who are specifically trained to work with business students.
Disability programs: Students with learning and other disabilities are given the support they need to succeed.
Diversity programs: The Center for Multicultural Excellence works with faculty, staff and students on issues of campus culture, recruitment and success of diverse groups at DU.
Living and Learning Communities
Another way you can learn outside the classroom is through DU’s Living and Learning Communities (LLCs), which are among the most distinctive programs of their kind in the country. LLC programs have three components:
- Academic—Each LLC is based on a theme. Every quarter LLC students take seminar classes that relate to that theme. These classes are taught by DU professors, and credits from these courses can be applied to relevant minors.
- Residential—Students live on the same floor of the residence hall that hosts their LLC and take part in programs that enhance their coursework. Special dinners, speakers, cultural activities, retreats or field trips into Colorado’s great outdoors are just a few of the things students do.
- Community Engagement—What makes the LLCs unique is how students, faculty and professional staff explore and apply course concepts in real-world community settings. Students deepen their understanding of the world and work to create healthy communities.