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Career Edge Webinar Series

​​CU Denver Business School presents, Career Edge Webinar Series

The Career Edge Webinar Series for CU Denver Alumni

Get an in-depth look at current industry trends and professional development. These online sessions are ideal if you are looking to become a thought-leader in your field and brush up on your professional skills. 

This four-session series includes topics such as: 

  • Understanding the current business landscape in Denver
  • Resume writing best practices
  • Conveying your skillset and experience online
  • How to effectively enhance your professional network 

Presenters include CU Denver Business School alumni and local business experts. 

Attend one session or all four!
The series is free and you can participate from anywhere.

Denver Metro Area Industry Landscape—What's Hot

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Event Information

An information-loaded session highlighting the region’s economic landscape and the prominent and emerging industry clusters driving the region’s jobs and economy. 

Hosted by Holli Riebel, COO of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, and Co-Presented by Lisa Hough, Manager of Strategic Initiatives at the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation.

About the speaker

Holli Riebel
is the chief operating officer for the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce. A member of the Chamber team from 2003 to 2010, Riebel returned to the Chamber after serving as president and CEO of the Colorado BioScience Association (CBSA). As chief operating officer, Riebel directs the day-to-day business operations of the Chamber and its four affiliates and oversees the $13 million annual budget for the organization. In 2013 and 2014, Riebel led the extensive remodel of the Chamber building at 1445 Market Street. Riebel also helped launch the Denver Opportunity Youth Investment Initiative, collaborating with dozens of community partners to create connections among Colorado’s employers and youth in 2015.

Previously, Riebel worked as an economic developer for over 22 years, including seven years as the vice president of the Metro Denver Economic Development Corporation. During this time, she managed the coordination of over 60 metro Denver communities in their economic development efforts. In her position, she oversaw the U.S. Department of Labor’s Workforce Innovation and Regional Economic Development (WIRED) grant, a three-year, $15 million program that funded 26 organizations in creating public-private partnerships in the development of training programs for aerospace, bioscience, energy and IT industry sectors.

Before working at the Metro Denver EDC, Riebel was the vice president of the Jefferson Economic Council and worked in several other economic development capacities, including roles in the Colorado Office of Economic Development under Gov. Roy Romer’s administration, the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Group and the Columbia River Economic Development Corp in Vancouver, Washington.

Riebel received her Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Colorado Denver. She currently serves on the Business School’s Board of Advisors.

About the Co-Presenter

Lisa Hough joined the Metro Denver EDC in July 2017 as the Manager of Strategic Initiatives. In this role, she supports both Colorado’s energy and investment services coalitions, while also seeking ways to expand business in Colorado. She has more than 20 years of experience developing and managing public policy programs for government, private corporations, and nonprofits. Prior to joining the Metro Denver EDC, Lisa’s diverse experience spanned from serving as a senior director at BP America to working at an energy startup in Boulder. Lisa holds a B.A. in History and Canadian Studies from Duke University and a J. D. from the University of Denver College of Law. As an active community member, Lisa serves on several boards including Butterfly Pavilion and the Adams County Foundation. In her free time, she and her husband Campbell enjoy everything Colorado has to offer including skiing, golf, and live music.


Thursday, January 18 | 12-12:45 pm MST

Resumes That Get Results

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Their importance is undeniable. Resumes will either pave the way to an interview or to the dreaded ‘rejection’ email. Learn about applicant tracking systems and how to make your resume stand out. We’ll also cover LinkedIn Profile basics and how to make a great first impression. 

Hosted by Sue Wyman, Director of Career Services at the CU Denver Business School, and moderated by Amber Morlan (MBA'14), Account Manager at Proposal Software.

About the speaker

Sue Wyman has 16 years of experience in national Executive Search and ten years of experience in Career and Job Search Coaching. Prior to launching her search practice she worked in sales leadership roles in startup and Fortune 50 organizations and led teams of up to 75. Sue has an Executive MBA from the University of Denver and a Bachelor of Science in Technical Management from Regis University.


About the moderator

Amber Morlan is Chair of the Business School Alumni Network and an MBA 2014 graduate. She is currently an IT Project Manager with DaVita and has expertise as an account and project manager in software and healthcare fields.



Friday, February 23 | 12-12:45 pm MST

Building Your Personal Digital Brand

Today, building your personal brand is essential to boost your online visibility, reputation and can help leverage your career. Join session experts who will share the secrets to make a striking impression by developing a powerful personal digital brand. 

Hosted by Emily Edwards, Instructor of Marketing at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and moderated by Rob Humphrey, college to career expert with LinkedIn.

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About the speaker​

Emily Edwards is an Instructor of Marketing at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her courses in various areas of the marketing discipline utilize applied theoretical principles and practical industry application to prepare future-graduates for successful careers in the marketing arena. Emily is passionate about deriving and activating meaningful consumer insights through strong new product development – a practice developed in her 10-year CPG marketing career progression, and honed through work with various consulting clients.

Most-recently, Emily served as a Senior Brand Manager with Goody® Hair Products where she led a 12-member cross-functional team in a brand extension into electrical hair appliances, and launched a series of comfort-focused fashion hair accessories for the Ouchless® brand.

During this time, Emily conducted and distilled strategic implications for 50 consumer research studies with over 7,000 consumers. These tests ranged from price sensitivity analysis to ethnographic early-stage needs exploration; from new product concept testing to in-home usage tests.

As a Category Analyst and Assistant Product Manager at Atlanta-based Newell Rubbermaid, Emily crafted a strong appreciation for data-driven decision making and utilized analytical frameworks to drive product placement choices.

Emily continues to augment these industry experiences with active consulting projects in both the non-profit, and for-profit sectors for clients in a range of industries from automotive to home care – from health and beauty to the arts.

Emily earned an MBA from the University of Colorado Denver (2013) and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in business administration (Marketing emphasis) from Loyola University New Orleans (2004). She and her husband, Tommy Pollack, and son, Finn, live in Golden, Colorado at the base of North Table Mountain. ​​​​​​


About the moderator​

Rob Humphrey is LinkedIn’s college to career expert. He has also remained at the top echelon of sales performance at LinkedIn for over 7 years. Look for his upcoming book on LinkedIn for Students and be sure to follow him on LinkedIn and Instagram @robisms ​​​​​​

Thursday, March 29 | 12-12:45 pm MST

Networking and Executive Interactions

The nuance of your behavior in networking and executive interactions can greatly impact your results. Learn about best practices, effective follow-up strategies, and how to create a memorable personal brand. 

Hosted by Stephanie Sindt, Career Advisor at the CU Denver Business School, and moderated by Jordan Alvarez, CU Denver Business School Alumni.​​


About the speaker​

Stephanie Sindt has corporate Human Resources experience and has worked for large companies, international companies, and small businesses in New York City and Denver. In addition to her role at BCC she has a private practice in Executive and Career Coaching. Stephanie has a Master’s degree in Counseling from the University of Colorado Denver and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Spanish from Colorado State University. ​


About the moderator​

Jordan Alvarez is the Program Center Manager with Ruffalo Noel-Levitz overseeing the CU Denver fundraising call center. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of Engagement with the Business School Alumni Network. Jordan is a proud alum of the Business School, having earned his BSBA in 2014. ​​​​​​​​​​​


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