When someone says “human resources,” you might not be overwhelmed with excitement, but for CU Denver student Brandon Wiegand, there’s more to it than just handling employee concerns. “Human resources has grown into something much more strategic,” Wiegand said. “Today’s generation moves around a lot, making employee retention more important than ever.”
The success of a business today might very well depend on its ability to find and keep employees.
With several members of his immediate family working in the same field, human resources is more like a family business to Wiegand. Read more
Aleena Sarwana, a junior studying HR Management in the Business School. got involved in student government in her sophomore year. “I felt uninvolved my freshman year, and student government was always doing something to help the school, so I decided to run for office. It gave me a purpose in college,” she said.
The same sense of purpose rings true for Grecia Portillo, a fourth-year International Business student, who first got involved in student government as a member of Freshman Council. Read more
Taking center stage, fittingly, was a student. Leah Porter, a business-management major who embodies the drive, diversity and enthusiasm of CU Denver students, shared her story of overcoming huge obstacles with an audience of about 100.
Porter grew up poor in Malaysia and is the first member of her family to attend college. Chancellor Dorothy Horrell learned through a colleague in the state community college system that Porter had enrolled at CU Denver and was a “superstar.” Read more
A new year brings a new start to the semester for our students. And for the Business School, this new year brings a new change! We would like to introduce four students to you, as they will be featured on our Instagram (@CUDenBusiness). Each student will have her own hashtag as each one of them shares their semesters in the life of a CU Denver Business School student. Read more
What is the best way to recruit independent financial advisors to a network of firms? This was the question students contemplated for the three-week Maymester course Special Topics in Management: Strategy Consulting. The course offered students deep insight and input into a major national financial services firm, Jackson National Life Insurance. From May 19 to June 5, the graduate students worked with Jackson representative Phil Wright for direct experiential learning. Read more