“Wake up when everyone else is sleeping – it’ll help you get ahead,” says Yvonne Castellanos, a mother, business owner, Bilingual Communications Specialist, and soon to be CPA.
Yvonne Castellanos received a BA in Mass Communications from CU Denver in 2011. Since then, she has worked for Commerce City as a Bilingual Communications Specialist, co-founded a growing upholstery business with her husband, and is now pursuing a master’s degree in accounting. Read more
Jack Kroll has built strong roots at the University of Colorado. From undergraduate to career professional to alumnus to MS graduate to Regent, Jack is one of those people that seems to jump at every opportunity to get involved, take action, and continually strive to improve the lives of everyone around him.
Making the most of undergrad
Jack, a Colorado native, decided to stay close to home at CU Denver and double-majored in Economics and English Literature in 2011. Read more
“I always knew supporting and influencing an organization’s strategic thinking was what I wanted to do. I feel incredibly blessed to be where I am today and living out my dream,” says Zach Kloska, a Senior Corporate Strategist at Lockheed Martin.
Zach enrolled in the Business School as an accounting student with the notion that he would pursue his CPA license. Read more
Dear Business School alumni and friends,
David Heisler, BSBA ’17, BSAN Chair
Some of my greatest experiences as a student at CU Denver came from opportunities afforded to me at the Business School. I developed my leadership abilities as a Chair in the Business Student Ambassador Committee, finished in the top 30 out of 500 international teams in the CME Commodities Trading Challenge, and learned from some of the most passionate professors on our campus. Read more
When it comes to standing out in today’s job market, students can complement any major with a business minor. In many industries and professions, having a fundamental understanding of business can be that thing that sets you apart. The CU Denver Business School’s undergraduate business minors are designed for non-business and business undergraduate students alike to expand their knowledge and skills. Read more
Alumni mentoring is becoming recognized as one of the most critical components of the college experience. Feeling supported and having deep learning experiences during college means everything when it comes to success after graduation. Unfortunately, many graduates miss out on a key element of that support while in college: having a mentor.
The Business School Alumni Network (BSAN) tackled this challenge by launching a new alumni mentor program this Spring, partnering with Mentor Collective, an international online mentoring community, to pair over 325 Business School upperclassmen and alumni together.
Students and alumni are matched based on common interests including field of study, background, and professional aspirations. To Read more
All of us dream about what’s next in our careers, even if it’s simply escaping the trials of our current role. How do you know if you’re giving up something decent for something that – while it could be much better – also holds the possibility that it could be much worse? It’s not a decision to take lightly but most people aren’t sure where to start.
The CU Denver Business School Alumni Network (BSAN) hosted an online Career Edge Webinar to share expert advice for quitting your job the right way. Read more