Get Involved

Alumni play a critical role in the student experience and success at CU Denver. Volunteering is a great way to promote your company or organization, recruit world-class talent, support your alma mater, and—most importantly—make a difference in the lives of our students. Your opportunities to get involved include connecting with current students, fellow alumni, and the CU Denver campus.


CONNECT WITH STUDENTS

LynxConnect Student Workers

Career Support with LynxConnect

CU Denver LynxConnect is here to facilitate connections and dynamic physical spaces for meaningful interactions between alumni and students. We are eager to partner with alumni because students want to learn from you directly and build their professional network. 

LynxConnect is CU Denver's one-stop shop for student resources and individualized support surrounding opportunities and experiences outside the classroom including career services, research, internships, and study abroad.


Brandon Figliolino at a CU at the Table Meal

CU at the Table

The CU at the Table program is an opportunity for alumni, faculty, and staff to meaningfully engage with current students in an informal setting by inviting students to a hosted meal during the month of November. CU Denver has a significant population of international students and CU at the Table is one way the university seeks to provide an outlet for this group to more deeply connect with the university.

CU at the Table is currently postponed until Spring 2021.


David Bruton studying

Milo Mail for Admitted Students

We invite you to send handwritten notes of encouragement to new students who have yet to make the big decision to enroll at CU Denver.

This is a wonderful way to support your alma mater and grow the Lynx family! With your handwritten notes of welcome, we will be able to connect with students on a more personal level, furthering the sense of community at CU Denver.


Give Back. Get Help. Improve Outcomes.

Micro-Internships

Give back to your alma mater and mentor current students by hiring them for Micro-Internships at your company. They’ll build their network and you’ll help shape the next generation of young alumni!

CU Denver is excited to announce a new opportunity for alumni to offer short-term, professional, paid work experiences to current students through Micro-Internships. Through Micro-Internships, students can demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks.

Unlike a traditional internship, these paid opportunities typically range from 5 to 40 hours of work, and many can be completed remotely. Not only does this help the students, but it allows alumni to get immediate support and enhance their company’s pipeline for future interns and new hires.

This opportunity is not limited to the Denver or even Colorado area so get your Micro-Internship listed now to get help with projects from highly qualified CU Denver students and recent graduates.


Mentor Collective is connecting the world

Mentor Collective

Mentor Collective is a mentoring program that matches incoming CU Denver students with top alumni from anywhere in the world to enhance student success and help them cross the finish line. Mentor Collective helps alumni share their insight and experiences with students through monthly check-ins. Currently, Mentor Collective is available in the Business School, College of Arts & Media, College of Liberal Arts and Science, and College of Engineering, Design and Computing.


CAP Design Build Project

College of Architecture and Planning Mentorship Program

Mentoring is a vital step in supporting CAP students, both in school and in their understanding of their chosen career path. Additionally, it’s a rich and valuable opportunity for experienced professionals to share their skills and knowledge, while demystifying the transition from the academic to the professional realm.


North Classroom at Dusk

Support SPA Students Entering the Job Market

As a result of the financial impacts caused by COVID-19, many CU Denver School of Public Affairs students will experience a challenging job market over the coming year. If you would like to support these students in their professional development, please consider offering an opportunity for students, whether remotely or in person, long term or short term.


CONNECT WITH ALUMNI

Commencement Spring 2019

Join an Alumni Board Committee

The CU Denver Alumni Board represents our diverse alumni population and its connection to the university’s past, present, and future. The Board focuses on connecting the alumni community to one another and the university through advocacy, philanthropy, career networking, and lifelong learning.

There are three committees that help the Alumni Board achieve its goals and additional volunteers are welcome!

  • The Student Engagement Committee works to collaborate with a variety of university offices to bolster the student experience and engages alumni to positively influence their experience.
  • The Philanthropy & Recognition Committee works to strengthen the alumni community by assisting with philanthropic engagement opportunities and recognizing outstanding alumni and university partners.
  • The Career Committee works to enhance the professional and career development of CU Denver alumni and students. Through collaboration with campus partners, this committee will build meaningful and sustainable connections with the university, alumni, and students.

CU Denver Business School Street View

Business School Alumni Network

The Business School Alumni Network (BSAN) offers exclusive programs and opportunities for our alumni so you can keep learning, growing, and creating meaningful connections long after graduation. Take advantage of your powerful Business School alumni community and connect with fellow Lynx today.


MURPAA Celebration with Capstone Students

Master's in Urban and Regional Planning Alumni Association (MURPAA)

As former students and now professionals, MURP alumni work throughout the US and abroad and maintain close ties to the MURP program through the MURP Alumni Association. MURP students have numerous opportunities to engage with MURP alumni, learn from their experience, and build relationships that will last a lifetime. Learn more about the MURP Alumni Association, read about our diverse alumni, and discover alumni-focused programs and events.


CONNECT WITH CAMPUS

Judith Martinez, Travis Luther, and Stephanie Filali Moutei

Alumni Awards Nomination

The CU Denver Alumni Awards are your opportunity to recognize and thank Lynx alumni who have demonstrated outstanding support for CU Denver or who have excelled in their careers or in service to the community. Nominations for the 2021 Alumni Awards are due by Wednesday, September 30, 2020. In Mid-October, nominations are reviewed and by the Philanthropy and Awards Committee and awardees will be notified in November and a celebration event will take place the following spring.


Mighty Milo at Convocation

Campus Events Support

The University Events office manages all signature and institutional-level events hosted by the Office of the Chancellor. The office plays a critical role in connecting alumni to the university and advancing strategic initiatives, mission, and interests of the campus community and university. This office plans and executes commencement ceremonies and several major annual university events including Block Party, Grad Bash, and the Chancellor’s Distinguished Lecture Series.


Milo the Lynx with a Philanthropy Cord

Student Philanthropy Cords

To commemorate the CU Denver student experience, students are encouraged to give back by making a gift to support future lynx. Graduating students who make a gift in their graduation year receive a blue philanthropy cord to wear during the commencement ceremony and show off their giving spirit. Gifts of all sizes make a difference and students may choose what their gift supports.

Philanthropy cords will be included with your cap and gown pick up, contact us for other pick-up arrangements.