CU Boulder Career Services provides numerous online tools and recorded workshops to support you wherever you are in your journey — from mapping out career pathways to preparing for the job and internship interview process.
CU Boulder Majors and Programs
College is about being who you want to be. At CU Boulder we have something for everyone, no matter what you want to do. We offer 85 majors at the bachelor’s level and more than 100 master’s, doctoral and professional degree programs in a full range of disciplines. Start exploring!
What Can I Do with This Major?
Whether you’re exploring majors or searching for information about your chosen field, this tool will help you connect majors to careers. Learn about typical career areas and types of employers that hire people with each major, as well as strategies to make you a more marketable candidate.
Majors Card Sort
There are 80+ undergraduate majors at CU Boulder. If you need to declare a major or want to change majors, use the Majors Card Sort to help your identify what interests you most. The Card Sort is free and can take up to 20 minutes to complete and you can save your results.
Explore Majors by Career Interest
Another way to explore majors is to begin by identifying possible career interests. If you want to work outside, help society, plan events, start a business ... use this tool to learn more about degree paths that will help you achieve your career goals.
Handshake is the number one way college students find jobs. Join today to explore your career options, find jobs and internships and connect with employers students from CU Boulder. Complete your profile and employers are five times more likely to find you!
Let your career ambitions cross borders with expert advice on how to find a job or internship in your dream location or close to home. Search 16 million+ worldwide job opportunities and view thousands of internship listings. Note: To access when you are not on campus, please log in via Handshake > Career Center > Resources.
This tool for career exploration and job analysis includes detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, students, researchers and more.
YouScience uses a series of brain games to measure your aptitudes (abilities most important to career success). The results include a review of your natural strengths and interests, and matching to 600+ careers, with detailed information about each, like salary, a day-in-the-life, etc. Check out this video to learn more about how YouScience can help you plan for college and career success. To find out more and get access, come to a drop-in at Career Services.
Find out what it’s really like to work within an industry, company or profession, and how to position yourself to start, advance or change your career. View company rankings, browse company reviews and explore internships. Note: To access when you are not on campus, please log in via Handshake > Career Center > Resources.
Use this online resume-review tool that leverages data-science, machine learning and natural language processing to provide personalized feedback on your resume.
Build the skills that employers are looking for in their new hires by doing mock interviews online.
Find out what it’s really like to work within an industry, company or profession, and how to position yourself to start, advance or change your career. View company rankings, browse company reviews and explore internships.
Solicit, manage and send confidential letters of recommendation along with other documents and credentials with this secure file management service.
My Consulting Offer
This is a resource focused on helping students enter the field of consulting. If you would like to learn more about this industry, the recruiting process, and how to prepare for Case interviews, please send an email to gain access to this password-protected, free resource for current CU students.
This online library of high-quality video tutorials created by industry professionals teaching a wide variety of software tools and skills is free for current CU Boulder faculty, students and staff.
Professional graduate school admission and certification exams, including the ACT, LSAT, MCAT, SAT and more.
Jobs in higher education, career resources and advice from The Chronicle of Higher Education. Create a free profile to access webinars, job alerts and more.
The Versatile PhD
The Versatile PhD is an online resource designed to help members of the graduate community who are interested in exploring non-academic career options. All graduate students, postdocs and alumni have free access to premium resources provided through the CU Boulder’s subscription.
Options for Success
Options for Success is a six-module career exploration course that is designed to assist graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in professional development. The course covers topics from identifying viable career paths, understanding the link between their degrees and the professional world, and managing the transition process from university to finding meaningful careers.
A career exploration and planning tool for the humanities and social sciences. Assess your career-related skills, interests and values. Explore careers paths appropriate to your disciplines. Create self-defined goals. Map out next steps for career and professional development success.
1. Complete your Handshake profile. Make sure to upload a resume!
2. Make your profile public. To sign up for Group or one-on-one (1:1) sessions, your profile privacy will need to be set to Community or Employers. Think of it like LinkedIn, where employers and recruiters can view your profile and see your experience easily.
3. Register for the fairs you want to attend. You must be registered for the fair in order to sign up for sessions!
- Click on Events on your Handshake homepage (on the navigation bar).
- Next, click on the Career Fair bubble. This should bring up a list of all upcoming fairs, and you can sort further by clicking on All Filters.
4. Sign up for sessions.
- Employer Group Sessions
- 30-minute Q+A, info session or open job info from employers
- Capped at 50 per session so sign up early!
- Group sessions are a great option if you do not qualify for a company’s one-on-one sessions, or if there are no one-on-one slots available.
- One-on-one Sessions
- Quick 10-minute chats
- Look for the recruiter name and job title and select based on your interests (Molly Bandimere, Events Manager vs. Kate Ufer, Sales Representative)
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