Looking for resume help, job placement, or general career
counseling? Meet Megan Pritchett, the career advisor for University College at
the University of Denver. She is available to meet with students one-on-one
either in person or virtually by phone or Zoom. Learn more about Megan and how Career
and Professional Development Services can help you.
What can students
expect during a career counseling appointment?
A career counseling appointment is an informal conversation where we can talk
about your professional goals and how to achieve them. I think of career
counseling as a space where you can explore what you want in your career while
also getting practical help on resumes and cover letters, finding jobs and
internships, networking, interviewing, and negotiating. I believe that a fulfilling
career is not something that you find— it’s something that you actively
create. I’m here as a resource to help you do that, whether you feel clueless
or are already deeply engaged with your career.
What are the best
resources for job searching?
Networking is by far the most effective way to find job opportunities, so
it’s worth your time to set up informational interviews and actively let your
network know that you are open to new opportunities. An overlooked job
searching resource are professional associations, which often have networking
opportunities and members-only job boards. Our online job and internship
Careers, is constantly being updated with new opportunities and is
the place to register for upcoming career events. Another great job search
resource in Colorado is Andrew Hudson’s Job List!
What are the resources that the Career
and Professional Development Services offer that students may not know about?
Three underutilized (and free!) online resources that we offer are Pioneer
Connect, GoinGlobal, and Big Interview. Pioneer Connect is our alumni
database, and it’s a great resource for current students to connect with and
learn from DU alums around the world. If you have an important interview coming
up and don’t have time for a career advising appointment, Big Interview
is a great resource to utilize. You can watch video lessons on interviewing
strategies and even practice answering interview questions using their video
tools. Lastly, GoinGlobal
is a great resource for international students or U.S. students considering
working abroad. They have an international job and internship database, H1-B
employers, guides on international resume/CV styles, and lots more!
What advice do you
have for University College students who are looking for mid-career
If you’re looking for mid-career advancement, my first recommendation is to
continually be networking even if you’re not actively looking for a new job or
career. Search for job postings that you would consider to be a “dream job,”
even if you’re not qualified for them yet. When you look through these job
descriptions, you can get a lot of clarity about what experiences or education
you should consider pursuing if that type of role is your end goal. The other
advice that I would give is to be ok with changing your plans. We are
constantly evolving, and it’s important to remain open to new opportunities and
avoid having tunnel-vision on goals that may no longer energize us.
How can students make an appointment?
Students can make an appointment with me by logging into their Pioneer Careers account, then clicking on the Appointments tab. From that page, you can see my appointment availability and sign up for a time that works for you, either 30 or 60 minutes. Appointments can be in-person on the DU campus, over the phone, or using Zoom video conferencing. If you don’t see a time that works for you, email me directly at email@example.com.
Megan Pritchett received
her master’s degree in Career Counseling from California State University,
Sacramento, and her bachelor’s degree from Scripps College. When not at work,
she enjoys running, hiking, skiing, reading, and nurturing her household