Industry Resources at MSU Denver

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MSU Denver’s Industry Partnerships team engages industry, campus and community stakeholders in mutually beneficial experiences to provide students with robust, career-focused opportunities.

The Classroom to Career (C2) Hub focuses on the Colorado economy and anticipated growth industries to develop relationships between the University and organizations in those fields.

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. Below are some of the ways your industry can get involved with MSU Denver and reach top talent.

Industry Focused Resources

Utilize the sections below to find curated content for your industry area and connect with one of our Industry Navigators that support your industry.

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Accounting, Banking and Financial Services

Industry Navigator: Nicole Magloire

The MSU Denver College of Business is accredited by AACSB International. Fewer than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this accreditation. This ensures a high-quality business education and great career prospects.  Reach out to Nicole Magloire at [email protected] to learn more!

Advanced Manufacturing

Industry Navigator: Tim Meeks

As one of the nation’s first AMS undergraduate degree programs, MSU Denver offers a B.S. in Advanced Manufacturing Sciences and Mechanical Engineering Technology that prepare students as drivers of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Reach out to Tim Meeks at [email protected] to learn more!

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Aerospace & Aviation

Industry Navigator: Tim Meeks

Colorado has the nation’s 2nd largest space economy, with over 240K jobs supported by local aerospace companies. MSU Denver supports workforce demand by partnering with some of the largest employers in the state, including DEN and Lockheed Martin. Our unique degree pathways, such as the Aviation and Aerospace Sciences major and the Aerospace Physics IDP, prepare our diverse student body to enter the workforce through an industry-aligned curriculum and industry-specific certifications. Reach out to Tim Meeks at [email protected] to learn more!

Art, Communication, Media, Design & Entertainment

Industry Navigator: C2Hub

MSU Denver’s departments of Art and Communication Studies are a vibrant, diverse environments full of options for students interested in pursuing a degree in a creative field, preparing them for a wide variety of careers such as graphic designers, studio artists, and illustrators, while also building essential skills in negotiation, conflict resolution, and writing. Our graduates enter the workforce with the ability to succeed in a variety of industries such as government, education, banking, journalism, small business and everything else in between. Reach out to our front desk at [email protected] to learn more!

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Bioscience, Food & Agriculture

Industry Navigator: Jada Szympruch

Colorado is home to a thriving bioscience hub. MSU Denver’s Biology, Chemistry and Biochem Departments have fourteen teaching and five research labs. Our Chemistry department is American Chemical Society approved and ranked the 14th Best College for Chemistry in 2020 on GradReports.com. Our biology program provides students with high-impact classes, hands-on experiences and access to optimal instrumentation so, students are effectively prepared for exciting and innovative careers.  Reach out to Jada Szympruch at [email protected] to learn more!

Business Operations, Marketing, Real Estate, Retail & Consumer Products

Industry Navigator: Nicole Magloire

MSU Denver’s Center for Professional Selling prepares students for sales careers through real world selling experience, role plays, interviews, networking events, national competitions, and other events for students and sales professionals.  Through the Center for Entrepreneurship at MSU Denver, students gain a strong foundation in general business classes such as accounting, management, marketing, and finance, while also acquiring in-class and in-person knowledge and skills specifically related to launching their own enterprise.  Reach out to Nicole Magloire at [email protected] to learn more!

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Education

Industry Navigator: Maluwa Behringer

MSU Denver’s School of Education is nationally recognized for excellence and innovation in preparing teachers and developing programs that advance excellence in PreK-12 schools and settings. Teach, Lead, Transform is our motto as we seek to teach the current and next generation of PreK-12 educators, helping to transform people, systems, communities, and schools through positive social change to advance education in Colorado and beyond.  Reach out to Maluwa Behringer at [email protected] to learn more!

Energy & Natural Resources

Industry Navigator: Tim Meeks

From some of the most abundant oil and gas reserves in the country to robust clean energy research and technology, Colorado’s energy and natural resources industry supports about 100,000 workers and accounts for nearly $11.4 billion annually.  MSU Denver has a variety of majors to meet industry needs- B.S. in Environmental Science, Environmental Engineering, Biology, and Chemistry just to name a few.  Reach out to Tim Meeks at [email protected] to learn more!

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Health, Wellness & Fitness

Industry Navigator: Nicole Magloire

MSU Denver offers a variety of degree programs that map into healthcare professions, ranging from Nursing, to Social Work, to Public Health. These 10 degree programs are part of our Health Institute, which brings together faculty, students, community and industry partners to develop the next generation of the healthcare workforce. With a focus on training our students to be interdisciplinary practitioners, and an emphasis on experiential learning, our students are well-positioned to meet Colorado’s growing need of healthcare professions. Reach out to Nicole Magloire at [email protected] to learn more!

Hospitality

Industry Navigator: Jimi Webb

MSU Denver’s School of Hospitality is the only program in the U.S. that has a LEED Gold® hotel, a commercial conference space, a state-of-the-art beverage testing laboratory, a commercial restaurant, and a working brewery all on campus. Plus, we are the largest hospitality program in the region.  We’ll provide you with an innovative education through experiential learning and real-world experience without burying you under a mountain of debt.  Reach out to Jimi Webb at [email protected] to learn more!

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Information Technology & Electronics

Industry Navigator: Matthew Demerson

Denver’s strong economy positions the area to become a growing technology hub to continue attracting top talent and investment in this sector. MSU Denver offers multiple degrees aimed at preparing students to enter the ever-growing fields of computer programming, information systems, and cybersecurity. The IT & Cybersecurity industry in the Denver Metro Area has experienced significant growth in recent years, with numerous technology companies and startups establishing their presence in the region. The industry represents 9.4% of the total Denver Metro Area workforce, earning a combined total of over $37bn in salaries in 2022.   Reach out to Matthew Demerson at [email protected] to learn more!

Infrastructure Engineering & Architecture

Industry Navigator: Tim Meeks

Colorado’s construction industry faces 31% anticipated growth by 2027.  MSU Denver offers Civil Engineering Technology and Construction Project Management degrees to help meet this demand. With state-of-the-art facilities and faculty with industry experience, employers can tap into our diverse student body ready to contribute to organizational success.  Reach out to Tim Meeks at [email protected] to learn more!

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Law & Public Service

Industry Navigator: Jessica Wade

MSU Denver is dedicated to developing future leaders in public service. Our Institute for Public Service offers events, resources, and programs that inspire, enable, and prepare students to pursue careers in non-profit organizations and government agencies.  MSU Denver serves as an anchor institution for public service, featuring a diverse student body who know the needs of their communities and are poised to address those needs in their careers.  Reach out to Jessica Wade at [email protected] to learn more!

Transportation & Logistics

Industry Navigator: Tim Meeks

With access to over 1,000 miles of Interstate highway, 300+ miles of other freeways/ expressways, and almost 87.1K miles of arterials, collectors and local roads, Colorado is one of the nation’s premier transportation hubs. The state is the crossroads of major Interstate Highways (I-25, I-70 and I-76) and hosts more than 2,660 miles of combined freight and passenger railroad track, vital to supporting interstate commerce and economic development. MSU Denver’s Department of Management is AACSB accredited and offers a concentration in operations and supply chain management to prepare graduates for careers in project management as well as domestic and international supply chain logistics. Reach out to Tim Meeks at [email protected] to learn more!

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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.

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Office: Admin 270

Phone: 303-615-1133

Email: [email protected]