Student Employment

Student Employment

Friday, May 27, 2011


University of Denver students in search of employment should consider opportunities at DU. As the Human Resources department attests, "When you join the DU staff, you become part of an action-oriented organization committed to both leadership and to confronting the great issues of the day."

Available positions can be found at Select Search Jobs from the menu in the top left corner. Now, for the tricky part. Some students mistakenly use the job category search criteria, selecting student from the drop down menu. Please avoid this search option. Make sure the word any appears in the box. Try using the keyword search criteria instead. Our office suggests narrowing your search by entering a keyword such as part-time. Our search today yielded about a dozen opportunities suited for students. As always, if you have any questions, leave a comment or send us an email at

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

DU Receives National Recognition for Community Service

Washington, D.C. – As colleges across the country honor their graduates this commencement season, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) honored the University of Denver as a leader among institutions of higher education for its support of volunteering, service-learning, and civic engagement. DU was admitted to the 2010 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for engaging its students, faculty and staff in meaningful service that achieves measurable results in the community. 
The Corporation for National and Community Service, which has administered the Honor Roll since 2006, admitted a total of 641 colleges and universities for their impact on issues from literacy and neighborhood revitalization to supporting at-risk youth. Of that total, 511 were named to the Honor Roll.
"As members of the class of 2011 cross the stage to pick up their diplomas, more and more will be going into the world with a commitment to public service and the knowledge that they can make a difference in their communities and their own lives through service to others, thanks to the leadership of these institutions," said Patrick A. Corvington, Chief Executive Officer of CNCS. “Congratulations to the University of Denver and its students for their dedication to service and commitment to improving their local communities. We salute all the Honor Roll awardees for embracing their civic mission and providing opportunities for their students to tackle tough national challenges through service.”
At a minimum, 1,400 DU students engaged in academic service-learning and more than 2,500 DU students engaged in community service in the 2009-2010 academic year, according to the Center for Community Engagement and Service Learning. At least 4,000 DU students engaged in some kind of community service, contributing more than 540,000 hours to help build better communities. Student Employment helps facilitate service through its Community Service Work Award Program. Details about the program can be found at For more information about ways to get involved in community service through DU, you can also contact or

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Suburban Job Hunting

The University of Denver is a private university dedicated to the public good. Naturally, many of its students seek careers in public service. The City and County of Denver and its suburbs are a treasure for students who seek experience in fields such as governance, event planning, engineering, and project management. Student Employment maps out employment opportunities below.

Highlands Ranch
Highlands Ranch is a 22,000-acre master-planned community tucked about 12 miles south of Denver. Interestingly, the community has been named "Tree City" for 23 consecutive years. It lists open positions at

Greenwood Village
The City of Greenwood Village has its own song! Approximately 14 miles south of Denver, it has a long history, too, with settlers arriving from the east and mid-west during the Gold Rush. The city is searching for a paid engineering intern and part-time assistants in its Public Works and Community Development departments. Apply for Greenwood Village jobs at

Commerce City
Commerce City is Denver’s suburban neighbor to the northeast (it's Civic Center is pictured above). By car from DU, it's roughly a 23 minute commute. Forbes Magazine recently rated Commerce City the second fastest growing city in Colorado and 16th fastest growing city in the nation. For the summer, Commerce is searching for a paid engineering intern, as well as a range of instructors for its recreational services. Find and apply for positions at

Of course, don't forget about the City and County of Denver. As summer approaches, Denver seeks lifeguards, golf course attendants, and more. Visit for the details. 

Just 10-years-old, the City of Centennial is about 11 miles from the University of Denver. Find open government positions at Job hunters might also want to check for opportunities at the newly developed Streets at SouthGlenn, pictured above.

Arapahoe County and The City of Littleton are both accessible by Light Rail, so bookmark these websites, too. Remember, students with work awards can forge community service partnerships with government agencies. Read more about the benefits here.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

New to DU?

Student Employment welcomes the incoming class at DU. We know there is a lot of information to absorb, so we've compiled a few helpful video links for our new students.

Learn how to accept your financial aid award at:

Undergraduates, get a preview of what awaits you at orientation:

Students with a work award in their financial aid package can learn more about the program here: