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

March

TaleneWebinar Series: Leeds School of Business – Managing Up

Talane Miedaner, Career Coach

Are you experiencing difficulties with your manager? Do you feel strained, neglected, or unappreciated at work? You have more influence over your boss than you may believe. Talane Miedaner will present how to manage these circumstances and gain the appreciation you desire while enhancing the communication between you and your manager.

Part 2 – Creating an Effective Relationship with Your Boss

Thursday, March 30
Noon-1 p.m. MST

Cost: Free

In Part 2, we will cover:

  • Installing Healthy Boundaries
  • Teamwork
  • Personal Balance
  • Initiative
  • Career Path

*If you don’t participate in Part 1, you may still participate in Part 2*

Register here for Part 2


April

Salary NegotationStart Smart: Salary Negotiation Workshop

Thursday, April 6
5-7:30 p.m. 
Center for Community, 3rd floor, Room S350

Cost: Free

Learn how to negotiate your starting salary and benefits. This workshop will help you determine what you should ask for in relation to the value you offer and what the market will pay. New graduates, young alumni, and graduating students will gain the most from this workshop. Afterward, attendees will be able to create a budget and show confidence in their negotiating style. Register by emailing your name and grad year to: WRC@colorado.edu. Limited to 30 participants, so register now. Snacks will be provided. Co-sponsored by CU Career Services, CU Women’s Resource Center, and the Boulder Branch of AAUW.


Ellizabeth Woods DarbyWebinar: LinkedIn Profiles that Catch the Recruiter’s Eye!

Wednesday, April 11
noon-1 p.m. MT

Cost: Free

Elizabeth Woods-Darby, City Trainer/Events – LinkedIn Denver

Ms. Woods-Darby will outline the Top 7 items that recruiters look for in LinkedIn profiles and share tips on how to bring your profile to the top of their search results. By the end of the session, you will walk away ready to polish your profile, have out-of-the-box ways to capture the attention of employers, and know how to expand your network for a successful job search or career transition!   

Register today!


Jane MillerWebinar: Leeds School of Business – Giving and Getting Feedback

Tuesday, April 18
noon-1 p.m. MT

Cost: Free

Jane Miller, CEO – HannahMax Cookie Chips

Being open to constructive feedback can make the difference in your career success.  If you are doing something that could be improved and no one tells you, you’ll keep making the same mistakes.  Conversely, if you know what is not working, you have the choice to fix it, or not!  This webinar will give you some tips on how to receive feedback and incorporate it into your career plan.  We'll also address how to position constructive feedback in a way that will have the recipient be grateful for your time and effort!

Register


Career FairJust In Time Career Fair: Technical Day and All-Skill Sets

Wednesday, April 19
11 a.m.-4 p.m. 

UMC Ballroom

Cost: Free

You’ll have the opportunity to engage with employers representing a variety of industries. CU-Boulder alumni and students from all majors, experience levels and backgrounds are welcome to attend this event. No pre-registration necessary.

Login to Career Buffs for more info.


Recipe for SuccessRecipe for Success - Networking & Career Panel Event

Tuesday, April 25
6-8:30 p.m.

Center for Community - Abrams Lounge

Cost: $10

Come join us for an evening of networking with fellow Buffs, followed by an exciting panel discussion with some of the top food companies and restaurants in Boulder. Panelists: Brook Eddy, Founder, Bhakti Chai, Anthony Pigliacampo, Founder, Modern Market, Kate Brown, Founder, Boulder Organic Foods, LLC, and Peter Waters, Managing Partner/Owner, T/Aco. This is a great opportunity to network with other alumni and hear inspiring stories of people who achieved their dreams. Each person will receive 1 drink ticket (beer and wine) and appetizers. Cash bar will also be available.

Register


May

Career FairAlumni Assessment Series: Realize Your Next Career Move

Mondays, May 1, 8, 15, 22 
6-9 p.m. MST

Cost: $85

Are you struggling about a possible career transition? Gain more clarity about your personality, interests, and strengths to help you better understand your career preferences. This series of 4 workshops covers the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, StrengthsFinder, and the Strong Interest Inventory with other exercises to help you identify your values and what’s important to you in your career. 

More Information

Call 303-492-6541 to register.


Barb GarrisonWebinar - Roadmap to Freedom: Eliminating Your Debt

Thursday, May 11
noon-1 p.m. MST 

Cost: Free

Barb Garrison, CU Alum, Career & Money Breakthrough Coach

Join us for a fresh perspective and new approach to the way you think about your money. Discover 5 Powerful Money Mindset Changes that can have a big impact on your self-worth and your net worth.

In this webinar, you'll discover:

  • Different kinds of debt - which type is good and which kind keeps you stuck
  • Surprising insights into what's really causing your debt
  • One critical question to answer before you pile on even more debt
  • Small mindset shifts you can make to reduce your anxiety about money
  • How the type of debt you have indicates what you actually want in your life
  • A roadmap to freedom that includes strategies and manageable steps to climb out of debt

Register today!


David HekmanWebinar: Leeds School of Business – Overcoming Biases to Advance the Underrepresented Workforce

Tuesday, May 16
noon-1 p.m. MST

Cost: Free

Dr. David Hekman, Associate Professor – Management & Entrepreneurship

If we know that race and gender balance pays, why do our organizations still remain unbalanced? It’s difficult not to make immediate unconscious inferences about people on the basis of race and sex and the challenge for future organizations will be to find ways to overcome these subtle, yet very powerful biases. In this webinar, Dr. Hekman will share his research around biases that currently exist and will provide ways to embrace diversity to effectively promote diversity in your organization. 

Register


June

Career FairHireDenver Alumni Only Career Fair 2017

Thursday, June 15
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. MST

Cost: Free or $10 for Early Entry

Presented by HireTalent, Whether you are looking for a new career in education, investment banking, marketing, technology, media, consulting, health care, sales, government, or non-profit, you will find top employers at HireDenver 2017.  

Register

 


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.