Life After CU Denver

Preparing for your Life After CU Denver may seem intimidating and overwhelming. Join your peers in a series of career-related seminars which review the expectations of future employers, allow you to explore the option of graduate school and benefits of completing an MS and/or Ph.D., introduce you to the process of searching for and apply for employment, and lastly review the free CU Denver student resources that will allow you to prepare for your life after CU Denver.

Lifer After CU Denver Events:

"From CU Denver to STEM Industries" Friday, March 31, 2023 at 6:00 p.m.
Science 1111

Chemistry Department welcomes our alumni Tiger Thompson (Corden Pharma), Sara Meyer (Mallinda Inc.), Michelle Cheng (Lockheed Martin Space), Santiago Arellano (Agilent Technologies), and Ellen Walton (Hyde Engineering) as they discuss life after CU Denver. The alumni will share their experience and provide advice on finding employment in STEM industries. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions within a Q&A session. Light refreshments will be provided.

"From CU Denver to Graduate School" Friday, April 7, 2023 at 10:00 a.m.
North Classroom 1130

The application process for a STEM graduate program may seem intimidating and overwhelming. Join Dr. Haobin Wang (CU Denver Chemistry Faculty Department Graduate Advisor), Kim McCabe (CU Denver Director of Graduate Recruitment), Dr. Marlinda Hines-Sloan (CU Denver Recruitment and Outreach Manager at the School of Education and Human Development), and Dr. Brady T. Worrell (University of Denver Chemistry Faculty) as they discuss STEM graduate program offerings (Ph.D., MS, BS/MS and BA/MS 4+1) and an overview of the application process. Students will have the opportunity to as questions within a Q&A session. Light refreshments will be provided.

"Chemistry Department Research Open House" Friday, April 7, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
North Classroom 1130

Come meet the Chemistry Faculty, Post-Docs, and Graduate and Undergraduate Research Students for an introduction to the exciting research projects in the Chemistry Department. Light refreshments will be provided.

Getting involved in your community of practice is fundamental to your success in your undergraduate/graduate carreer. Don't let this oppotunity pass you by!

"STEM Resources for Life After CU Denver" Friday, April 14, 2023 at 11:00 a.m.
LynxConnect, Tivoli 439

The Chemistry Department welcomes Mark Isenburg from the Career Center will discuss the resources available to STEM students to help them with the preparation of CVs/resumes, cover letters, mock interviews, job search tools, and other materials and/or skills for a more successful Life After CU Denver. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions within a Q&A session. Light refreshments will be provided.

"Kick Starting Your Journey for Life After CU Denver" April 17-20, 2023

Preparing your curriculum vitae and/or resume, searching for employment, and writing your personal statement may seem overwhelming and intimidating. Join your peers in a series of Workshops offered by the Writing Center and the Career Center to help guide you in this process, as well as provide you with feedback so that you can put your best foot forward as you apply for your first job!

  • Workshop: Application Essays, Letters & Personal Statements - Monday, April 17, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
    Learning Commons 2227

    This workshop will define the subtle differences between personal statements, directed application essays, and letters of intent. It will also discuss what should and should not be included in each, common mistakes, and addressing academic transgressions. The workshop will culminate with a few directed writing and brainstorming exercises in order to get participants thinking of ways to begin the essay and topics they can cover.

  • Workshop: Effective Resumes & Cover Letters - Tuesday, April 18, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
    Learning Commons 2227

    In this workshop, participants will learn how to write a professional resume and cover letter.  The workshop will discuss how the two documents should complement one other, what information belongs in each section, and how to tailor these documents to specific positions using keywords. Formatting and organization will also be discussed. Time will be allotted for questions and individual work on participants' resumes/cover letters.

  • Workshop: Writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) - Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
    Learning Commons 2227

    This workshop provides an overview of creating a Curriculum Vitae: a specialized academic resume.  Designed for both those who are new to CVs and those who are simply interested in revising their current CVs, the workshop provides a basic template for all CVs as well as optional sections and ideas for non-traditional CVs. We will discuss who needs a CV and why, as well as what goes in a CV; we will also examine a variety of professional samples. Time will be allotted to look at drafts of your own CV.

  • Workshop: Job Search Tools and Best Practices - Wednesday, April 20, 2023 at TBD

"Health Professions Seminar" Wednesday, April 19, 2023 at 4:00 p.m.
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Come join Trishia Vasquez for an informal conversation, as she reviews the health profession pathways and planning of course of study designed to improve your chances of success in the health career of your choice.

Success in the application process to professional school and the health professions depends on a passion for commitment to learning, breadth of life experience, well-developed interpersonal skills, a well-informed and mature understanding of the demands and requirements of the health professions, and personal energy and organizations.