The new and improved Boots to Suits Professional Development Program
is CU Denver's forward-thinking process to
create the next generation of industry and community leaders. Skills
workshops coupled with mentoring from industry insiders creates
graduates primed to excel in their chosen fields.
Boots to Suits Career Services are open to all veterans and military-related students
- We partner with offices across campus to help students brush up on skills including, résumé writing and interviewing skills
Juniors, seniors, and graduate students are invited to apply for our Professional Development Program:
- Mentoring by a professional within the students’ prospective career field
- Résumé building skills
- Networking opportunities
- Interview skills
- Get a leg up on competition, know what to expect in your industry
- Participation in Launch! an initiative in collaboration with the Career Center
At the end of the program and upon successful completion of all
requirements, students will be fitted with a custom suit from Brooks
Brothers. Requirements include a minimum of six meetings with your mentor,
attendance at a Career Services event, participation in Launch, and an
essay summarizing your experience.
Application timelines are included in our monthly newsletter communications from the Office of Veteran & Military Student
Services. Space in the program is limited, so be sure to check
back regularly and apply promptly. After applications and resumes are reviewed, we will schedule interviews. A maximum of fifteeen students will be accepted for each Professional Development Program cohort. For more
information please email VMSS@ucdenver.edu.
The men and women of today's Armed Forces embody a unique cross
section of the country. They represent the less than one percent of the nation
willing to pledge to protect and defend the Constitution against all
enemies both foreign and domestic. Military service has imparted highly
sought-after skills such as dependability, honesty, leadership and
flexibility. Coupled with your guidance and an exceptional education from CU Denver, our graduates will be ready to compete in
today's fast-paced workforce.
Mentors are asked to meet with their mentee one-on-one and provide their expertise:
- Help them gain an understanding & appreciation of this career field
- Assist in developing a civilian-style resume and LinkedIn profile
- Offer advice on the mentee's 30-second elevator pitch and networking in your industry
program is highly flexible to accommodate the mentor's busy schedule and adapt
to pace of a diverse global marketplace. For example, we had one
organization working with a company doing urban planning in the
developing world and instead of meeting with Human Resources as the mentor had originally planned, they discussed
working with Non-governmental Organizations (NGO) and host countries instead.
Our veteran and military-related students are grateful for your guidance. Please consider
signing up to be one of our Professional Mentors today.
For more information or to follow up on a request to become a mentor please contact us any time at 303-315-7300 or email us at VMSS@ucdenver.edu