“Congratulations to all of our graduates, you did it. You’re here because of all your dedication and hard work,” said Mason Kolbe, MS ‘19, in his opening remarks for a celebration of the CU Denver Business School’s Fall 2023 graduates. College is a journey that often imposes challenges, both inside and outside the classroom. The business school prides itself on having students who rise to the occasion, using their dedication and hard work to overcome these challenges and become more empowered as a result. Read more
December 22, 2023
Julia Mulligan, Inuoluwadunsimi Femi-Kayode, and Molly Larson
CU Denver alumna Gloria Avalos gives sound advice to recent grads after knowing all too well the challenges that take place starting something new. Born and raised in Mexico, Gloria is a first-generation college graduate, graduating from the CU Denver Business School in 2018 with a BA in Marketing and Information Systems. Gloria is now a Senior Manager in Product Development at American Express. Read more
As a first-generation student, Bryant Burciaga has always had a go-getter, entrepreneurial mindset. From an early age, Bryant’s parents instilled in him the importance of earning a college degree and that was his motivation from the start.
He was offered a scholarship from Colorado State University in Fort Collins where he initially started his college career. Read more
On Wednesday, March 6, employers from the Denver metro area gathered in the Lawrence Street Center to network with students from the CU Denver Business School. Hundreds of students attended the fair, with high hopes of creating connections that would lead to jobs and internship opportunities. Recruiters were eager to connect and engage with attendees; many remember the time they spent as students on the other side of the table. Read more
Unresolved issues around begging exist in almost every city around the world. CU Denver Business School Senior Instructor Francisco Conejo was walking down 16th Street in Denver when he was personally confronted with it. As a researcher, he decided to use his expertise in macromarketing to advance the literature around begging, specifically identifying the structural origins of begging in Denver. 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
Running a profitable food truck restaurant while going to school full-time isn’t always easy, but it sure is an adventure. Just ask Jonathan Tejada, a 20-year-old entrepreneur and undergraduate marketing major at the CU Denver Business School.
High school hustle
It all started with a container of homemade guacamole and a classroom of hungry teens. Tejada brought some to class and his friends asked to try it. Read more