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Classrooms to Careers
The Mission of Career@DU
Career@DU is a collection of career offices across campus designed to meet the needs of every student. Whether you are a traditional undergraduate, a graduate student in a professional program or a student with unique needs, we have career advisors, and programs dedicated to supporting your career and professional development. Read below for a description of each unit and to determine which is best suited to meet your needs.
Career and Professional Development
Serving undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni from a variety of majors
303.871.2150 | email@example.com | Career & Professional Development
Located in 30 Driscoll South
Daniels Career Services
Serving Daniels College of Business undergraduate & graduate students
303.871.3911 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Daniels Career Services
Located in 280 Daniels College of Business (graduate students) / 107 Margery Reed Hall (undergraduate students)
Korbel Office of Career & Professional Development
Serving graduate students and alumni of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies
303.871.4490 | email@example.com | Korbel Office of Career & Professional Development
Located in 1005 Sie Complex
Sturm Office of Career Development & Opportunities
Serving professional students in the Sturm College of Law
303.871.6124 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Office of Career Development & Opportunities
Located in suite 223 Sturm College of Law
Graduate School of Social Work Career Services
Serving students in the Graduate School of Social Work
303.871.3841 | email@example.com | Social Work Career Services
Located in 184 Craig Hall
Alumni Career & Professional Development
Serving alumni from all colleges
303.871.4331 | firstname.lastname@example.org | Alumni Career & Professional Development
Located in 30 Driscoll South
The University of Denver’s Honors Program fosters an intellectually engaged and vibrant community of students, staff and faculty. It promotes a distinctive liberal arts education that challenges students to cultivate depth in critical and creative thought and facilitates students’ original contributions to intellectual life, their community and their chosen field. For information on admission to the Honors Program, go to www.du.edu/honors.
Honors Curriculum and Requirements
Once admitted, to remain active in the Honors Program, students must remain in good standing with the University, must respond to the annual opt-in email indicating their desire to continue in the program and must continue to make satisfactory progress towards satisfying honors requirements. To graduate with University Honors, students must have a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA, must take one honors course in the humanities, one in the social sciences, an approved sequence in the natural sciences, honors writing, an honors advanced seminar and two upper-level honors (HNRS) seminars. Students must also earn distinction in one major. Timing and requirements for entry and completion of distinction vary by department, so students must check with a major advisor. Go to www.du.edu/honors for details.
Honors Community and Enrichment
In addition to its academic opportunities, the Honors Program provides its community of students and faculty many ways to come together for co-curricular enrichment. The Honors Program provides funds that enhance honors courses, sponsors a variety of activities throughout the year and partners with other groups on campus to host visiting scholars and to provide opportunities for community engagement. Honors students organize events of their own through the Voltaire Society and the Honors Book Group. The Honors Program also supports its students through academic advising, acts as a clearinghouse for internship and research opportunities, and provides funds for thesis research and materials.
The honors floor is a residential opportunity designed primarily for first- and second-year students in the University Honors Program (acceptance to the program is a prerequisite for living on the honors floor). Those on the honors floor enjoy the company of bright, energetic students of diverse majors and interests who have made academic work a priority. They also have honors RAs who integrate honors activities in their programming.
While many honors students choose to live on the floor, those who are also members of LLCs live with their LLC, and some choose other housing based on roommate or building preference. Honors students are able to indicate their housing preference once they have submitted their deposit to the university. At that time, students who would like to live on the honors floor should notify the Honors Program.
For more information, contact the University Honors Program at www.du.edu/honors or 303-871-2035.
Lamont School of Music
Students of all majors can pursue opportunities in ensembles, elective lessons, and classes offered by the Lamont School of Music. More information about these course offerings can be found online at https://www.du.edu/ahss/lamont/areas-study/nonmajors.html.
Performing ensembles are open to all DU students by audition, and rehearsals and concerts are held in the stunning Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts.
Lamont offers nearly 300 performances each year, including musicals, operas, and prominent ensemble performances, as well as guest artist performances and recitals. Most of these are free to Pioneer card holders.
Living and Learning Communities
A Living and Learning Community (LLC) is a unique environment in which a select group of students shares common residential, academic and community engagement experiences. DU’s Living and Learning Communities, which are exclusively for first-year students, center around five distinct areas: Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Environmental Sustainability, International issues, Social Justice and Wellness. Although each LLC has a specific thematic focus, students from any major or undeclared students can apply to become members. Each LLC has faculty and staff dedicated to the success of the program.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship Living and Learning Community (IELLC)
A one-of-a-kind academic experience, the Innovation & Entrepreneurship LLC empowers students to learn about the many challenges and rewards of creativity, design thinking, and social entrepreneurship. This inter-disciplinary community consists of students from all backgrounds and majors. Students collaborate to share ideas, discuss options, and work in teams to solve problems and develop critical thinking skills. IELLC members take a two-credit course each quarter for the first year. The IELLC is an educational residential environment, housed in Centennial Halls. The spring course can go toward a minor in Entrepreneurship though the Daniels College of Business. There are 30 spaces available. To learn more and apply, visit http://www.du.edu/livinglearning/entrepreneurship/.
Environmental Sustainability Living and Learning Community (ESLLC)
ESLLC students share an interest in learning more about environment-human interactions. Members take a two-credit course each quarter of the first year on a topic related to the environment, using the Rocky Mountain region as their classroom. All courses can go toward a minor in Sustainability which is offered through the Environmental Science program. Extracurricular events also contribute to the student’s experience. Weekend retreats, held throughout the year at places like DU’s Mount Evans Research Station, allow students to get to know their peers better and expose them to a variety of environmental issues. The ESLLC is housed in Johnson-McFarlane Hall. There are 22 spaces available. To learn more and apply, visit www.du.edu/livinglearning/sustainability/.
International Living and Learning Community (ILLC)
The ILLC brings together students who explore cultural and global issues. The group works on joint intercultural programming with the English Language Center and International Student & Scholar Services to build meaningful relationships between international and domestic students on campus. The community offers a variety of social, cultural and educational activities and provides the chance for formal and informal learning and exchange. To support academic goals, residents take a special two-credit course each quarter of the first year focusing on critical global issues. These classes can be applied toward the Intercultural Global Studies minor. The ILLC is an educational residential environment located in Centennial Towers. There are 23 spaces available. To learn more and apply, visit www.du.edu/livinglearning/international/.
Social Justice Living and Learning Community (SJLLC)
The SJLLC is designed for students committed to the study and practice of social justice. Each quarter of their first year at DU, SJLLC students take a two-credit course. These courses examine issues of social activism, social change and the philosophical foundations of justice. These classes can be applied toward the Intercultural Global Studies minor. Students are housed on a coed floor in Johnson-McFarlane Hall, and are involved in a number of activities together. In addition, students go on two different retreats, participate in city projects and learn from Denver community members creating social change. There is space available for 22 incoming first-year students. To learn more and apply, visit www.du.edu/livinglearning/social_justice.
Wellness Living and Learning Community (WLLC)
The WLLC is an environment where students explore various aspects of personal and community wellness. Students in this LLC take a two-credit course each quarter of the first year covering a multidimensional approach to health and wellness, which includes physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, social and community wellness. For students with a strong desire to take their studies in Wellness to the next step, we offer an academic minor in Wellness. The LLC courses are the foundation for the minor. Additional programs include quarterly retreats, guest speakers and community health-promotion projects. The Wellness LLC is an educational residential environment located in Centennial Halls. There are 30 spaces available. To learn more and apply, visit www.du.edu/wellness.
Pioneer Leadership Program
The Pioneer Leadership Program (PLP) is a transformational four-year learning experience that combines course work leading to an academic minor, a residential community, civic engagement and professional networks to equip 21st century inclusive leaders. Through the study and practice of leadership, students acquire the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to become an effective, collaborative leader. Over 300 University of Denver students gain deep insights about themselves as leaders, followers and team members while also developing an understanding of community change and ethical decision making. All students live together during their first year in Johnson-MacFarlane Hall. There are 88 spaces available for first-year students. To learn more and apply, visit www.du.edu/leadership.
Vicki Myhren Gallery
The Vicki Myhren Gallery is the principal exhibition venue of the School of Art & Art History and is integral to the school’s educational mission. It provides a physical and programmatic home of exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs that explore the visual arts and the language of images. Its exhibitions feature artistic achievements from the school, region, nation and around the world.