Professional Organizations- Are they Worth Joining?

Professional organizations or associations whether national or regional can be a great way to expand your network in a desired field.  They often provide abundant resources including current events, literature, and ways to better qualify yourself for a job in the field (certifications, conferences, etc.). Whether you are changing careers or have been in your [...]

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Professional Organizations Worth Joining-

Dr. Irene Frederick Retires from DU

University College announces the retirement of Dr. Irene Frederick, academic director of the Healthcare Leadership program since 2011. Dr. Frederick’s enthusiasm, creativity, and passion for her students and program were all evident from day one of her joining University College. Her career as a physician combined with her academic experience made Dr. Frederick a great fit [...]

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DU’s University College Offers Global Education Through Japanese Teachers Program

Read about the Japanese teachers program offered through DU’s University College — one of only a few institutions worldwide approved by the Japanese Ministry of Education.

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Japanese Teachers Program

University College Receives HRCI Certification for the Ninth Year in a Row

For the ninth year in a row, University College at the University of Denver has earned HRCI certification and will again be considered an HR Certification Institute Approved Provider. According to the HRCI website, more than 145,000 HR professionals in over 100 countries are HRCI certified, making it the world’s highest standard for HR professionals. [...]

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HRCI Certificate

Tips for Successful Networking

We have all heard it before; networking is the key to finding new career opportunities. For many people, networking can be hard and sometimes intimidating. It is not easy to walk in a room full of strangers and strike up conversations with random people. While networking for some can seem daunting, it shouldn’t stop people [...]

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Why Denver is a Great City for Tech Professionals

The Denver-Metro area has been noted as one of the hotbeds for technology employment and is considered to be a hub of start-up activity, possibly the next Silicon Valley (wow!).  According to CompTIA’s Cyberstates 2015 report, Colorado is the 3rd state in the nation for high-tech workers, and the state’s high-tech wages are posting at [...]

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New Fall Program: DU at the Vail Centre

This fall the DU’s Enrichment Program and Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) are partnering with the Vail Centre, an inspirational learning community based in beautiful Vail, Colorado, to offer a unique week-long destination learning experience connecting the intellectual world to the natural word. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with DU’s top faculty, be [...]

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Graduation Story: Aaron Pataluna


We asked graduates to describe their journey to graduation. Here is what Aaron Pataluna (Security Management) had to say in his own words… I really don’t feel my journey is any more unique than any of the other graduates who have been successful in juggling work, family and kids, and school. However, I did have [...]

Graduation Story: Andrew Frost

University College Graduation Story

We asked graduates to describe their journey to graduation. Here is what Andrew Frost (Environmental Policy and Management) had to say in his own words… Graduating from DU represents a major milestone for me. I am receiving a Master’s of Science officially and unofficially I have earned a PhD in perseverance. With a chaotic childhood [...]

Graduation Story: Carolyn Hinkley


We asked graduates to describe their journey to graduation. Here is what Carolyn Hinkley (Information and Communications Technology) had to say in her own words… I applied to DU’s University College two months after finishing chemotherapy to treat breast cancer in 2014. While that health scare was frightening, it finally motivated me to pursue a [...]

Graduation Story: Johnathan McKinney

University College Graduation Story

We asked graduates to describe their journey to graduation. Here is what Johnathan McKinney (Information and Communications Technology) had to say in his own words… From 2006 to 2014 I served in the United States Army as a firefighter and IT & communications officer. I didn’t think I would ever go to graduate school, but [...]