MSU Denver


The Classroom to Career Hub (C2 Hub) and Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion (CMEI) have partnered to support the leadership and professional development of students with historically marginalized identities by offering financial support to participate in a leadership or professional development opportunity of their choice. This collaboration exists to deliver an equity-founded program under one initiative that provides financial support for personal, professional, and leadership development. 


To support students with historically marginalized identities by providing them with opportunities, knowledge, and resources to develop themselves and their communities personally, professionally, and socially.


  • Career readiness and self-development: We’re committed to providing participants with opportunities to explore personal and career interests while building professional skills. Additionally, we seek to provide opportunities for participants to learn about themselves and others. 
  • Student leadership: We believe in the importance of student voice and involvement. This program serves to support the leadership development of participants through supplementary events and resources. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to tailor their experience to their unique needs, wants, and goals. Student input will also be used to guide the future of the program. 
  • Community building and engagement: We strive to provide participants with the opportunity to form and strengthen their personal and professional network. We encourage participants to apply what they learn in this program to better serve their respective communities. 
  • Equity and inclusion foundation: We’re dedicated to furthering the career and personal development of MSU Denver students. We welcome and affirm individuals with marginalized identities, including, but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, sex, religion, and dis/ability or neurodiversity. We strongly encourage participants to be inclusive, supportive, and affirming of one another.

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Who Can Participate?

  • Student Organizations (clubs, orgs, etc.)
  • Student Groups (e.g., cohort programs, co-curricular groups) 
  • Academic Cohorts (e.g., classes, groups of scholarship recipients)

Participants must be currently enrolled students at MSU Denver.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of participating in this program, students will… 

  • Be able to IDENTIFY professional development-related resources on- and off-campus. 
  • Be able to APPLY for a professional development opportunity.  
  • Be able to NAVIGATE a professional development opportunity. 
  • Be able to ARTICULATE experiences on career materials. 
  • Be able to REFLECT on their understanding of their identities. 
  • Be able to DEVELOP strategies to engage, strengthen and support their community/ies. 

Eligibility & Program Criteria

Experience(s) may not duplicate or substitute pre-existing University programs or resources. For this reason, experiences sponsored or hosted by the Office of International Studies or Study Abroad are not eligible for program funding. This program also cannot support experiences that are required for academic credit. Funding through this program may NOT be utilized toward tuition or fees of an institute of higher education.

The following criteria must be met to receive program support:

  1. Participants and beneficiaries must be currently enrolled students at MSU Denver
  2. The experience(s) must promote diversity, equity, and inclusion
  3. The experience(s) must center identity and community
  4. The experience(s) must contribute towards professional, personal, or leadership development
  5. The experience(s) must align with the mission of MSU Denver

Qualifying Opportunities

This program can support a variety of opportunities. The opportunity must fulfill the program learning outcomes and program criteria. The following Program staff will work with your student group to determine an effective and meaningful experience for participants. Below are some examples of what could qualify for this program. Please note that this is NOT a comprehensive list and other opportunities may also qualify. 

  • Conferences 
  • Institutes 
  • Conventions 
  • Summits 
  • Seminars 
  • Training Courses 
  • Workshops 
  • Immersion or Experiential Learning Experiences (Local & Out of State)
  • Co-Curricular Competitions


  • Financial support to attend and participate in a professional development opportunity 
  • Supplemental events and resources to support professional development opportunity attendance and participation 
  • Financial support for cohort-led initiatives 
  • Personal and professional enrichment and development
  • Professional headshots and/or attire
  • Marketing & promotional items 

How to Apply

Interested? Submit a request:\

Questions? Contact Dave Bourassa (he/him) at [email protected] or Eunice Reyes (she/her) at [email protected]