A Message From the Dean
Hi Leeds Students,
What an unprecedented time! As recently as three months ago, none of us would have been able to imagine the position in which we find ourselves today. That said, we at Leeds are doing everything we can to lead you through this uncertainty.
I have heard countless examples of our students adapting, innovating and rebounding in the face of this new reality. People are working together in new ways, and reaching out to help each other out as we face our challenges together. Thank you for your ongoing support. The commitment and resiliency shown by the entire Leeds community is incredible. Stay healthy, stay connected, and Go Buffs!
Career Support and Resources
The economic disruption of COVID-19 presents a tremendous challenge for those looking to build real-world skills or seeking full-time job opportunities. Our Office of Career Strategy and the Graduate Career Management office are available to assist you. In addition, we’ve launched two new programs to support our students; see below.
Have you considered staying at Leeds for one more year to further focus your professional skills while you execute your job search? This way, you can be working toward an advanced degree as our economy and job market recover from the unprecedented scenario we are facing. In one year, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in a more robust job market with a specialized master’s degree. Explore programs here.
Alumni Career Webinar Series provides online learning opportunities that will offer you the chance to hear from experts who will discuss things like finding a job you love, getting and giving feedback, taking the entrepreneurship plunge, faculty research and more. View recorded webinars here.
Student Emergency Fund
We understand that the need to move to remote learning has created new time-sensitive needs and hardship for some students. Some students are wondering whether they can pay rent, buy food or afford to continue their education in light of the extensive impacts of the pandemic. This fund helps students in need pay bills due to lost wages, secure technology for remote learning, and gain access to food and health care. Learn more and apply here.
Many of our fellow Buffs are feeling anxious right now. Some students are worried about finishing classes remotely and adjusting to online learning. Others are feeling concerned for loved ones as we try to slow the spread of COVID-19. If you need counseling support can make an appointment for a virtual walk-in session with Counseling and Psychiatric Services (CAPS) by calling 303-492-2277.
Self-Care On a Budget
Self-care involves intentionally taking care of your own mental, physical, and emotional health, and now more than ever, self-care is extremely important. Self-care activities can vary from treating yourself to a fancy coffee to getting enough rest. Here are some ways you can practice self-care that won’t cost a dime. Learn more.
Document Your Experiences
The Special Collections, Archives, and Preservation (SCAP) department of the University Libraries is collecting student documentation of personal experiences with the novel coronavirus for the new Documenting Community, 2020 project. The project seeks voices, thoughts, reflections and experiences in the form of audio or video interviews or written documents from students about how this historic event has impacted their lives. To share your experience, email SCAP at email@example.com.
MBAs Needed For New Food Pantry Project
The pandemic may have changed the internship landscape, but there are still opportunities to do something meaningful this summer. Marketing Instructor Heather Kennedy, in collaboration with CESR, is launching The Food Pantry Project at CU Boulder and is looking for MBA students to participate. Compete this form to apply. No experience necessary—just the desire to do something that benefits others.
Social Impact Resources for Students and Businesses
CESR is dedicated to supporting Colorado’s social impact economy and has compiled resources to help students, sustainability professionals and businesses manage the impact of the pandemic. See the list.
Real Estate Resources for Students and Professionals
The CU Real Estate Center has curated resources, including articles, webinars and opportunities to connect to help professionals and students prepare for an uncertain future in real estate. See more.
• Zoom drop-in hours with Leeds Peer Advisors and Academic Advisors
• Remote learning study tips and resources
• Virtual appointments with business librarians
• Get free access to course materials from Vital Source (through May 25)
• Campus-Inspired and Spirit-Themed Zoom Backgrounds
• LinkedIn Learning for CU Boulder Students
• Google Analytics Academy
• Zoom tips sheet
• Writing Center – remote consulting