Volunteer Opportunities CU-Boulder

Volunteer to be on a Career Panel Career Services Department hosts panels throughout the academic year to educate students about a variety of career options. Students enjoy hearing about panelists' experiences firsthand. It is an opportunity for them to learn about the rewards and challenges of specific careers, how to get a foot in the door, and they meet contacts in the industry. If you offer expertise in a specific area and would like to participate as a career panelist, please contact Ann Herrmann at ann.herrmann@colorado.edu or (303) 492-8020.

Donate Clothing to “Suit Yourself” Help college students dress appropriately for their interviews—donate your gently worn business attire to “Suit Yourself,” a program sponsored by Career Services, the Engineering BOLD Center, and the Multicultural Business Students Association. Items are sold to CU-Boulder students and alumni at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the two multicultural programs listed above. For more information, contact Ann Herrmann at ann.herrmann@colorado.edu or (303) 492-8020.

Internship Opportunities Internships have always been an important part of the educational experience. They provide valuable career education, professional skill development and relevant experience. Internship programs also allow employers to screen potential full-time hires. To learn more about hiring interns from CU-Boulder, go to http://careerservices.colorado.edu/employers/internship.

If you need assistance in developing your internship program, please contact CU-Boulder’s internship coordinator, Lisa Lovett at Lisa.Lovett@colorado.edu or (303) 492-4129.

Hire a CU Graduate Nothing is more helpful to CU students than helping them secure their first professional position. Whatever position you have available, CU-Boulder has a degree program that will meet your needs. Career Services offers many different ways to find your perfect new hire. To learn more about hiring a CU graduate, please go to http://careerservices.colorado.edu/employers/.

Chat With a Student Assist a CU-Boulder student with his/her career path decisions. Join CU-Boulder’s LinkedIn group with 1,500+ members. Students (and alumni) will be using this group to network and chat with professionals in their particular fields of interest. Once you have a LinkedIn account, join the Career Services, University of Colorado Boulder group.

Leeds School of Business Professional Mentorship Program [Limited number of openings] The program pairs undergraduate students with business professionals from around the country. It matches students with mentors based on a variety of characteristics including: field of study, desired geographic location following graduation, career interests and personality. The program consists of a minimum of one meeting or phone call (for out of state mentors) per semester for four semesters. If you’re interested please email, leedsPMP@colorado.edu.

Celebrate CU-Boulder’s Newest Forever Buffs at Convocation Help welcome freshmen to the Forever Buffs family each August during convocation. Join other alumni and students to form a human tunnel and greet and cheer on new students as they walk under a giant Forever Buffs arch from the ceremony to Global Jam. This festive CU tradition needs alumni and friends to make it happen. To be a volunteer at convocation, please email Allyson.frusciano@colorado.edu.

Night of Networking Help students get ready for the real world. Learning how to network is essential, and you can help CU-Boulder students polish their networking skills.

The Night of Networking event is held once a semester and is an excellent opportunity to be a Forever Buff by sharing your CU experience with seniors and talking about your career. These are complimentary events, formatted to teach students the technique, art and value of networking. To be a volunteer at a Night of Networking event, please e-mail Allyson.frusciano@colorado.edu.

Out-of-State Summer Send-Offs Summer send-offs take place in July and August before classes start to welcome new freshman and transfer students and their families to the CU-Boulder family. Volunteers are needed for out-of-state send-off events.

You can host, fund or assist with summer send-offs. For more information contact CU Parents Association (CUPA) at: (303) 492-1380 or parents@colorado.edu.

CU Parents Association As a parent of a CU-Boulder student, you can join the CU Parents Association (CUPA). There are no dues. CUPA membership serves as a vehicle to keep you informed about critical campus news – dates to remember, helpful resources to ensure your student’s success, exciting events on campus and around the country. Through CUPA, parents can ask questions, volunteer, and offer suggestions about university programs and services. Parent volunteer opportunities can be found at www.parents.colorado.edu.

Donate to the Parent Fund For more information about the Parent Fund and the programs it supports, please go to http://parents.colorado.edu/get-involved/parent-fund/.