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Welcome to Industry Partnerships at MSU Denver!

As part of the C2 Hub, the Industry Partnerships team connects our diverse student population to prospective employers in a variety of industries that are aligned to students’ career ambitions.
While each partnership varies, the priority is expanding career opportunities for MSU Denver students through relevant career development programs and experiential learning while supporting the talent pipeline of organizations.  Review our Industry Partnerships Brochure for more information.

Meet the Team

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Maluwa Behringer

Executive Director

Industry Area: Education

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Alyssa Marks

Associate Director

Industry Areas: Advocacy, Human & Social Services

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Tim Meeks

Associate Director

Industry Areas: Advanced Manufacturing, Aerospace, Infrastructure Engineering, & Energy and Natural Resources

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Ally Verenis

Industry Navigator

Industry areas: Electronics & Technology and Information

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Leah McFail

Industry Navigator

Industry areas: Advanced Manufacturing & Food and Agriculture

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Ruby Matheny

Industry Navigator

Industry Areas: Health and Wellness & Bio Science

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Tennille Hamler

Events Manager

Take advantage of these additional tools by setting up an Employer Account:

  • Post your positions (job, internships, service learning and volunteer) for FREE.
  • Register for career fairs and networking events.
  • Search thousands of student and alumni resumes.
  • Coordinate on-campus interviews.
  • Manage your employer profile.

Create an Account

 

  1. To start, take a moment to review our policies for employer eligibility. If you have any questions about the policies, feel free to contact us at [email protected]
  2. Click HERE and select ‘Sign Up’. (If you are in our system regularly, you may want to bookmark this page).
  3. Find your organization and complete your account information. Note that we have many organizations already in the system, so try a few ways to search to ensure yours is, indeed, new (i.e. city & county OR city and county; US Department OR U.S. Department). The system is particular about abbreviations and punctuation.
  4. If your organization is NOT listed, type in the full name of your organization and complete your account information.
  5. New accounts will be reviewed within 24-48 business hours. Once approved, you will be notified and have access to the system.

See our Employer Quick Guide

Post Open Positions

  1. Posting a position is free and easy. Once your Career Link account is approved, simply sign in and click ‘Post a Position’, from the left menu of the Home screen.
  2. Complete the form and click ‘Submit’.  Positions will be reviewed within 24-48 business hours.
  3. Once approved, you will be informed that your position has been posted.  Please remember to review our policies on eligibility.

 

Event Registration

  1. Log into MSU Denver Career Link.
  2. Under ‘My Account’, take a moment to update your profile and your organization’s information, if needed. This will expedite your event registration.
  3. Under ‘Events’ on the left menu, select the type of event you would like.
    • If you select ‘Career Fairs & Networking’, click ‘View’ to get more information about the event. Click ‘+Sign Up’ to register for the event. Complete the information and click ‘Confirm’.
    • If you select ‘Now Hiring/Info Sessions’, click ‘Request Information Session’ tab in the center of the page. Complete the required fields and click ‘Submit’.
  4. You will receive a confirmation within 24-48 hours, once we have reviewed your request.
  5. No registration is guaranteed until payment has been received, if applicable.

 

For more information, contact the C2Hub at 303.615.1333 or email [email protected]

Employer Policies

Classroom to Career Hub is committed to working in the best interest of our students. Our policies are in accordance with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Prof

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Metropolitan State University of Denver is a great place to find candidates! Our entrepreneurial spirit drives partnerships and programs that gives students unique opportunities.

We are among the most diverse 4-year universities in Colorado, with 46% of undergraduates identifying as students of color. MSU Denver has 100+ majors, eight master’s programs and a variety of internship opportunities that prepare its students for career success.

Career Fairs & Networking Events: Our career fairs and networking events offer employers a way to connect with students and alumni looking for employment opportunities. Check Career Link regularly, as more events maybe added throughout the semester.

  • STEM & Environmental Science Career Fair.  This is a premier opportunity to connect our top students with employers hiring for professional jobs and internships in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and Environmental Science fields.
  • Connections: Behavioral Health.  Connect with students in behavioral health related majors to fill your positions.  This event is an exciting collaboration between the Human Services Network of Colorado, the MSU Denver Human Services Education Organization and the Classroom to Career Hub.
  • Spring Job & Internship Fair. One of our largest recruiting events of the year, this spring fair is a great opportunity to meet graduating seniors and students seeking summer internships!  Fill your positions with our top talent!

Now Hiring Series: Our Now Hiring Series events take place on the 2nd Tuesday and Wednesday at 11 am and 2 pm. This is a great way to informally recruit candidates for open positions.  Sign up for a one-hour session today as spots are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Post Positions: Post job and internship opportunities and collect resumes through our career management system, Career Link.  Posting is free, but employers must meet our eligibility requirements.

Campus Interviewing: Coordinating your interviews through our office is a convenient and efficient way to meet with MSU Denver students. Allow us to do the work and manage the entire interview schedule through Career Link, or simply schedule a date and we will help promote.

Branding Your Organization: We encourage employers to establish their presence. This can make your organization more visible and familiar to students. To support this effort, we offer the following option:

Employer Spotlight – These packages can be purchased as an add-on to certain event registrations to help increase your visibility on campus. NOTE: You will only see these options when you register for certain events. Spotlight packages are limited.

    • Spotlight Option 1:  This option runs for approximately 30 days and includes digital promotion on all social media channels, prominent display of your logo/info in Career Link.
    • NEW! Spotlight Option 2: This option includes all the components of the digital marketing branding package Option 1 detailed above as well as:
      • 20 tickets to the MSU Denver Roadrunner Volleyball Match vs. Regis University on Oct 29th | 7pm where you can utilize this unique opportunity as another chance to connect with students whom you met with at the career event that the Spotlight is tied to!
      • Package includes: a pre-game networking event 1 hour prior to the match with refreshments and 20 tickets for your employees/staff as well as your hand-picked student candidates from the career event that the Spotlight is tied to.
      • A reserved section at the match (bring your company banner) and additional branding opportunities for your organization (verbal announcement, live streaming, jumbo-tron, employer giveaways opportunities, etc. so bring your company swag!

Partnering and Sponsorships: Additional opportunities for employers to brand their organization and connect with students include: facilitating a career presentation, sponsoring a program or event, or designing your own custom recruiting program. Some employers who partner with us include: Arrow Electronics, Lockheed Martin, iBotta, Mile High United Way, Charles Schwab, DaVita and Mental Health Center of Denver.

Cost to participate in these programs and events may vary.  Please log into Career Link for exact pricing and registration.

For questions or more information, contact our office at (303) 615-1333 or email [email protected].

Diversity Recruiting

MSU Denver is a leader in educating Colorado’s workforce and committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Through the Classroom to Career Hub, we support our industry partners who share our commitment and are working to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.  We hope the resources and information provided on this page facilitate your connection to our rich and unique campus community and our talented students.

Statement from the Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s commitment to bolstering diversity is proactive and balanced. The University supports and values diversity in all forms in a teaching and learning community marked by mutual respect, inclusion, and cooperation.

Click here to learn more…

Our Students:

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46%

Students of Color

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95%

Colorado residents, 80 percent of whom stay in Colorado after graduating

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77%

MSU Denver students work while in school

Our Students:

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1,100

Military, veteran and dependent students

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57%

First-Generation Students

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20.2%

Use a language other than English

Visit About MSU Denver for more information

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. We would love to talk further about your ideas for recruiting MSU Denver students.

Email the Industry Partnerships team at [email protected].

Post a Position

Eligible employers can post employment opportunities free of charge on MSU Denver Career Link, our online recruiting system.

This is one of the best places to reach students and recent graduates who are actively looking for positions, jobs and internships. Once registered, you will also receive notifications for up-coming recruiting events.

Positions must provide paid compensation in the form of an hourly wage, salary or stipend (unless it is an internship approved for academic credit).  And the employee must have access to a resource, other than the direct supervisor, in the event of a workplace conflict or dispute.

Ineligible positions include:

  • Commission-only positions.
  • Positions based out of an unregistered/licensed private or home organization.
  • Positions where the pay rate is less than the Colorado state minimum wage.

Please review our full Employer Policies for complete information regarding eligibility and expectations.

Internships – Information for Employers

Employers provide a valuable extension to the learning experience of a college student.

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Talent Pipeline

Participate in recruiting events and post opportunities for jobs, internships, service learning and volunteering.

Lockheed Martin Co-op Program

Students work full-time in the summer and flexible hours during fall and spring in areas such as 3D-printing, electronics and spacecraft testing. The program gives students more responsibility than most internships by fully integrating them into the team. The outcome: 80% of participants are hired full-time when they graduate.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Build a more diverse and inclusive work environment by investing in top talent and accessing equity resources that support diversity recruitment.

FirstBank Graduate Assistantship

Colorado-based FirstBank funded a position at MSU Denver to help provide support and career opportunities for students from diverse backgrounds. The graduate assistant oversees equity programming, mentors students, and promotes FirstBank opportunities

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Branding and Partnership

Advertise and engage students through mentoring, guest lecturing, scholarships and student services. Collaborate with faculty experts on research and assessment projects.

Tivoli Brewing Co. Partnership

Frequent campus collaborator Tivoli Brewing Co. hosted a Veterans Day event with specially brewed beers and donated part of the proceeds to MSU Denver’s Veteran and Military Student Emergency Scholarship Fund.

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Professional Learning and Development

Develop your employees with certificates, undergraduate degrees, master’s programs and continuing education.

Skills Lab

The University launched its virtual Skills Lab to help people learn new skills in growth industries – for free. Working with industry leaders, MSU Denver curated existing technical courses with new faculty-created trainings in areas such as e-commerce, cybersecurity and health services.

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