Four years ago I was sitting on a treatment room floor near the end of my ER shift. My four-legged patient was finally stable after his brush with a car earlier that night. I remember that moment specifically. A moment that would normally be filled with satisfaction and pride was instead filled with utter exhaustion. I’d been in the vet tech field for six years and was finally burned out. Read more
Josh Churlik came to Denver in 2004 to get his MBA and build something great. He knew he’d love Denver, and he knew CU Denver Business School was the place to get his MBA. Fourteen years later, he’s leading his sixth company, and helped fuel the Denver tech and startup communities into the powerhouses they are today.
Starting his MBA with an end goal in mind
When he completed his undergraduate studies, Churlik knew his passion was entrepreneurship, and that he still needed to add more skills and experience to his toolkit. Read more
This semester five Business School students will document their experiences on our @CUDenBusiness Instagram. Coming from both graduate and undergraduate programs, they will all have their own hashtag as each one shares what it really looks like to be a #CUDenBusiness student.
Miranda Stokes: #MirandaInTheCity
I moved from Utah to Colorado last year to pursue a Professional MBA with concentrations in Sports & Entertainment and Marketing. Read more
Gloria Avalos, a first-generation student, always had a passion for business. Born and raised in Mexico, she knew higher education was always a part of her bigger plan. Despite having a passion for business, she studied nutrition at a Mexican university because the school didn’t offer a formal business degree.
Looking back at where she started her journey, Avalos is proud to think of her CU Denver Business School diploma and how it helped her land her dream job working at American Express as a Marketing Analyst in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more
Two exemplary University of Colorado Denver Business School alumnae earned spots in The Denver Business Journal’s 20th edition of its annual “Outstanding Women in Business” awards, recognizing women for their innovation, entrepreneurship, professional accomplishments, and community leadership.
Kelly Brough: Winner, Education, Government and Nonprofits category
Kelly Brough, Professional MBA ’89, President and CEO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, took home top honors in the Education, Government and Nonprofits category. Read more
Thomas Evans (MBA ’12), artist
Thomas Evans (MBA ’12) has always been an artist, but he studied business at CU Denver and took a job at a marketing agency after graduation. When he discovered advertising wasn’t quite for him, he planned to follow his family’s footsteps into the military – until, that is, he tore his ACL in a martial arts class and instead went on a volunteer trip to Tanzania. Read more