Living overseas is a dream that many people share. Justin Lightfield, a One Year MBA student, has the same dream.
Originally from Ohio, Justin graduated with an undergraduate degree in Urban Planning from the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning before moving to Washington D.C. to begin his career. After a couple of years, Justin wanted to advance his career and find better work-life balance, so he began to look around. Read more
Most people have said they want to change careers at least once in their life. Actually having the guts to quit and go down unchartered territory is another story.
One CU Denver student did just that. After 10 years as a math teacher, Kristine Napier was ready for a change. A master’s degree would give her both the skills and connections to jumpstart her new career. Napier applied and was accepted into CU Denver’s MS in Accounting program. Read more
Alexis Weldon found her passion for business at a young age. While working for a small shop in high school, she fell in love with the many elements of entrepreneurship, marketing in particular.
As a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration student dual majoring in Marketing and Information Systems, Weldon searched high and low for special opportunities to get more involved and build a foundation for her career. Read more
Born in India and raised in Boulder, Harshitha Adapa is a recent CU Denver graduate who found her passion in cybersecurity.
By taking advantage of Business School resources and her mentors, Adapa applied her knowledge from the classroom to the real world and successfully landed a program management internship with Netskope, a private cybersecurity firm based in California. Read more
It’s every student’s wish for an amazing internship to turn into a dream job. A mentorship is established, and you already know the ins and outs of a company you truly enjoy. For Daniel Pliego, months of hard work as an intern turned into a full-time job offer with Blue Moon Digital, a full semester before receiving his diploma.
This December Pliego will not only be graduating with an MS in Information Systems and a specialization in Business Intelligence Systems from the CU Denver Business School, he’ll already have a job with a top employer that he knows is a great fit for him. Read more
Danielle Johannes has been on quite the journey to becoming a graduate of the CU Denver Business School. Her family moved around a lot, which is how she attended three different high schools. Immediately following high school graduation, she joined the army and served a two-year term in Korea.
After several more moves and life changes, Johannes found her calling in public relations here in Denver. Read more
I am a recent graduate from the University of Colorado Denver 11-Month MBA program currently working at the Downtown Denver Partnership (DDP). Although I was not an entrepreneurship student, I was able to connect to the Jake Jabs Center for Entrepreneurship through the Center’s Director, Dr. Madhavan “MP” Parthasarathy. MP taught the 11-Month MBA Program’s marketing course and played an active role in integrating the 11-Month MBA cohort into the Entrepreneurship Center. Read more