Let us help you in your career! The Alumni Association has partnered with CU Career Services to offer you a multitude of alumni resources, including job search and networking strategies, résumé and cover letter samples, interviewing tools and much more.

Whether you are a new professional, changing careers or reentering the workforce, we have events, workshops, teleclasses and webinars designed to meet your needs. 

Upcoming Events

Alumni Career Series

launch your career boot campLaunch Your Career Boot Camp
Thursdays: Nov. 2, Nov. 9, Nov. 16
6-9 p.m.
Cost: $15 per person to attend all three workshops

Abrams Lounge
Center for Community, CU Boulder campus
2249 Willard Loop Drive
Boulder, CO 80309

Do you need help getting your career off the ground? This workshop series will be offered to new professionals and young alums who have been having a hard time landing a fulfilling job. In three sessions, you’ll learn the necessary tools to find a job that aligns with your interests and talents, plus what it takes to get hired for that job.

We will cover: 

  • How to create a great résumé and cover letter that will make you stand out.
  • Top job search strategies that produce results, including how to network effectively.
  • Interviewing techniques that leave a lasting impression and more.

Register today!

job success groupJob Search Success Group
Wednesdays: Oct. 11, Oct. 18, Oct. 25, Nov. 1, Nov. 8, Nov. 15
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25

Abrams Lounge
Center for Community, CU Boulder campus
2249 Willard Loop Drive
Boulder, CO 80309

Are you an experienced professional who has been job searching for a while with little to no success? Do you feel that you are doing all of the right things but aren’t getting the results you want? This program is designed to provide you the tools and support you need to find success in your job search.

In this six week program we will cover: 

  1. How to make yourself stand out with your résumés and cover letter.
  2. Job search strategies that will bring you the best return on your investment of time and energy.
  3. Interviewing techniques that will leave a lasting impression.
  4. Networking skills that are proven to work.
  5. The power of your beliefs, thoughts and attitudes, and how they impact your success as a job seeker.
  6. How to create an effective action plan to assist you in moving forward positively. 

Week One
Introduction: We'll start by getting to know one another and reviewing the ground rules. Then we'll tackle the following questions: Why are you here? What are you hoping to gain from the group? What are your goals related to your job search? What is the biggest job search challenge that you are currently facing?

Week Two
Resume and Cover Letters: We'll teach you the most important things you need to know about writing a resume and cover letter, plus how to stand out using these documents?

Week Three
Job Search Strategies: We will discuss which job boards should you avoid and which ones are the best. We also will cover the top job search strategies, networking and the power of informational interviewing.

Week Four
Interviewing Strategies: This session will cover the most effective interviewing techniques and the best way to prepare for interviews. 

Week Five
The Emotional Side of the Job Search: Your emotional state is just as important in landing a job as having a solid resume, cover letter and search strategy. Beliefs, thoughts and attitudes, and how they impact the job search process will be discussed. 

Week Six
Commitments and Goals: The focus of the last class will be on the power of commitments and how to minimize distractions. Each person will create an individualized action plan to support them in achieving their desired goals.

Register today!

Alumni Assessment Series: Realize Your Next Career Move
Mondays: Sept. 18, Sept. 25, Oct. 2, Oct. 9
6-9 p.m.
Cost: $85 per person

Gain clarity about your personality, interests and strengths to help you better understand your career preferences. This series of four workshops covers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, StrengthsFinder and the Strong Interest Inventory with other exercises, all designed to help you identify who you are and what’s important to you. 
Learn more here and call 303-492-6541 to register.

Additional Alumni Career Events

Vital Signs: Discovering and Sustaining Your Passion for Life
Monday, Sept. 11
6-9 p.m.
Cost: $25 per person and includes a light dinner

University of Denver
2199 S University Blvd 
Denver, CO 80208

Featuring Gregg Levoy, Author/Speaker.
What inspires passion in your life? In this hands-on workshop, you’ll explore how to cultivate not just a specific passion, but passion as a mindset that helps bring vitality to all your engagements. 

Register today!

Fall Career Fair
Wednesday, Sept. 27 and Thursday, Sept. 28
11-4 p.m.
Cost: Free

University Memorial Center
1669 Euclid Ave 
Boulder, CO 80309

Network with employers representing a variety of industries.
Day 1 will include industries and organizations with a technology focus including: aerospace, computer science, engineering, information systems/technology, research and other fields with a technical or scientific emphasis.

Day 2 will include organizations with a non-technology focus including: accounting, banking, consulting, government, human services, management, retail, sales, and other fields without a scientific or technical focus. 

No registration necessary.

Alumni Career Webinars

Webinar: Leeds School of Business –The Leader’s Superpower: Emotional Fluency
Wednesday, Aug. 16
12-1 p.m. MST
Cost: Free

Featuring Carol Ross, Career Coach, Writer and Speaker

If you’ve ever felt powerless at work, it may be because you were trying to “figure it out."  Reclaim your power by “feeling it out.”  

Register today!

Webinar: Leeds School of Business – Improve Business Efficiency with Data Analytics
Tuesday, Sept. 19
12-1 p.m. MST
Cost: Free

Featuring Manuel Laguna, MediaOne Professor of Management Science – CU Leeds School of Business

The problems faced by decision makers in today’s competitive business environment are often extremely complex and can be addressed by numerous possible courses of action. Evaluating these alternatives and gaining insight from past performance is the essence of business analytics, an area of business administration that considers the extensive use of data, methods and fact-based management to support and improve decision making. Through various examples, we describe the main tools for business analytics and discuss the benefits of employing analytics and a structured approach to problem-solving.

Register today!

Webinar: Successful Job Searching in a Competitive Market
Thursday, Oct. 19
12-1 p.m. MST
Cost: Free

Featuring Jennifer Duncan, CU Alumni Career Advisor

Have you been applying for jobs online with no success? You are not alone! This webinar will spotlight how to break into the hidden job market and root out great openings, from mid- and senior to entry-level positions. 

Webinar: Conversation with a Buff - Tom Gimbel on Leadership 
Tuesday, Nov. 7
12-1 p.m. MST
Cost: Free

Join us for a conversation and Q&A with Tom Gimbel, CU Alum and CEO/Founder of LaSalle Network, a national staffing and recruiting firm headquartered in Chicago. Tom will share his philosophy on leadership, how he founded a successful company, effective organizational cultures, and why leadership has been integral to LaSalle’s success. Ryan Chreist, Executive Director of the CU Boulder Alumni Association, will moderate the conversation and ask Tom about his perspective on mentoring and developing future leaders. 

Register today!

Webinar: Leeds School of Business – Emotional Intelligence
Wednesday, Nov. 15
12-1 p.m. MST
Cost: Free

Save the date! More information and registration coming soon.

Job Postings

career buffsIf you’re searching for a job or considering a career change, browse Career Buffs which includes job postings for alumni looking for entry level, 2-5 years’ experience, or more than 5 years’ experience. If you’re new to the tool, you will need to get your ID reactivated by calling Career Services at 303-492-6541.

Career Counseling

The world of work is constantly changing as are the needs and goals of today’s workforce. CU is committed to helping alumni manage their career transitions. Lea Alvarado and Jennifer Duncan are our two alumni career counselors and are available for appointment by phone, Skype, or in person. First two sessions are free and each additional session, up to six per year, is $30. Call 303-492-6541 to schedule an appointment.

Visit the Alumni Career Services website for more information.