Month: February 2020

Financing Your Graduate Education

Are you thinking about graduate school, or are in the middle of the admissions process? If so, you might be thinking about how you will finance your education. Financial aid looks a little bit different for graduate school than it does for your undergraduate education, but there are many excellent […]

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The Benefits of Resume Review

Constructing a resume can be difficult. Well, scratch that, constructing a resume IS difficult. To articulate your accomplishments and professional identity in a way that is positive, clear, and concise is no small feat. The good news is there are people out there who can help you! Getting your resume reviewed by […]

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Does salary matter? Building a fulfilling career

Life is a matter of choices. Some choices do not require much thought and reflection, while others merit rigorous deliberation. Career is one aspect of life that is replete with difficult choices. Choosing a career is one of the most crucial decisions in life as it can either make or mar personal […]

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Skill Series #3: Written Communication

Why is it important to write well? What does ‘writing well’ mean, anyway? Every day I read resumes, cover letters, personal statements, essays and email and text messages. So do you. Have you ever gotten a text that made no sense? Was the verb or subject missing? Maybe you thought […]

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DU Student Interns with Zayo Group

As winter quarter comes to an end, this is a great time to search for summer internship opportunities. The University of Denver’s Career and Professional Development department awards 8 undergraduate students with a $2,500 award if they land an unpaid internship for the summer. For most students, internships are a chance to […]

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Networking Strategies for Graduate Students

Networking as a graduate student can seem intimidating, there is often a lot of pressure to find the right job. Much like networking after undergrad there are lots of things you can do to get your name out there and build your network. Below are 9 strategies to network as […]

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7 Tips to Succeed at the Career and Internship Fair

Download the App—Check the online list of companies attending or download the Pioneer Life App for the most detailed information about who is attending, employer contact information and what positions they have open. Prioritize and do your research. Employers expect you to come prepared. Be Open to Exploring—Regardless of your class year, or if you are […]

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What to do with a Media, Film, & Journalism Major?

Careers for Media, Film & Journalism Majors WHAT IS A MEDIA, FILM, AND JOURNALISM STUDIES MAJOR? The University of Denver’s program in media, film and journalism studies focuses on a broad-based understanding of the role and operation of the media in contemporary society. The program prepares students for the competitive and continually […]

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LinkedIn + Natural Sciences Majors = Success?

Our career advisors support many students through the internship and job search, and LinkedIn is always an interesting topic of conversation. Many students aren’t on LinkedIn, and this is often the case for DU alumni in Natural Sciences & Mathematics as well. In my experience, the students who are on […]

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The Digital Native Problem

By Lauren Parren In a recent Twitter chat (#vted), we were discussing digital citizenship and the confounded label “digital native” came up. Labels typically get in the way of fully understanding people, and these terms “digital native” and “digital immigrant” smack of ageism and false assumptions. Coined by Marc Prensky […]

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Getting a Second Chance at College through UVM GAP

Getting into college was much harder than Deniz Sehovic ever anticipated. The child of Bosnian refugees, Deniz always assumed she would get into college without much trouble. She liked her teachers and enjoyed high school, but struggled a bit with her grades early on and found it difficult to concentrate […]

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When Queer = Diversity = Complicated

By Dot Brauer When I presented on issues facing LGBTQ college students at UVM’s Mental Health Matters conference this spring, I knew I had my work cut out for me. When the feedback was mixed, I wasn’t overly surprised. My job as director of UVM’s LGBTQA Center requires me to […]

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