Writing opportunities for DU students

By Taylor Sienkiewicz and Daniela Santos.

The University of Denver (DU) holds various majors that tailor to prospective writer’s aspirations. For example, students are able to focus on their creative writing by majoring in english while fact-based analytical writers can major in journalism. Other writing practices can include business writing, short memos, long-form theses, etc. Nonetheless, no matter what the style is that pertains to the prospective writer, having a platform to publish their own work is important to polish one’s skills and continue sharing one’s stories. Continue reading

Where to get internship help at DU

My story topic for this slideshow and my previous issue story is on internships and some tips DU students could benefit from. Through this slideshow, my hope was to create visual representations of some of the resources students have that can facilitate their internship application process. With this story in mind, I chose to include the pictures—like the information center at the Career Services office and the MFJS sign—that gave a clear idea of what students can find on campus. Continue reading

Tips on how to get the internship

Director of the DU Career Center Mary Michael Hawkins

Director of the DU Career Center Mary Michael Hawkins. Photo by Daniela Santos

As summer approaches, various DU undergrads are in the process of applying for internships to gain experience for their potential careers. The DU Career Center surveyed 2016 graduates six months after graduating and found that 78% of students completed one or more internships or research experiences by the time they finished their undergraduate education.

The National Association of College and Employers (NACE) reiterates the need for work experience. On April 5, NACE shared their results from their Job Outlook 2017 survey and found that 91% of employers who responded, “prefer that their candidates have work experience,” and 65% of them prefer that the experience be relevant to the position they’re applying for.

Alanna Giraldi, a fourth-year hospitality major from Beaverton, Oregon, Associate Professor and Interim Director of Internships for the media, film and journalism studies (MFJS) department Derigan Silver, and Mary Michael Hawkins—the director of the DU Career Center, each have knowledge to share about the application process and what students should do to better their chances of being hired for an internship.

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