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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 http://www.highlandsranch.org/09_emp/09_emp_home.html

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 http://www.greenwoodvillage.com/jobs.aspx.

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 http://www.ci.commerce-city.co.us/jobs.aspx.

Denver
Of course, don't forget about the City and County of Denver. As summer approaches, Denver seeks lifeguards, golf course attendants, and more. Visit http://www.denvergov.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.denvergov.org/jobs for the details. 

Centennial 
Just 10-years-old, the City of Centennial is about 11 miles from the University of Denver. Find open government positions at http://www.centennialcolorado.com/jobs.aspx. 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.

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