Leadership is often the key to success or failure for organizations and corporations, communities and societies. Without question, the call for able, ethical and willing leaders is on the rise.
Founded as "a great private university dedicated to the public good," the University of Denver takes seriously its responsibility and opportunity to help make the world a better place by fostering leadership, a sense of civic duty and an optimistic outlook for making positive changes. The value of the DU Alumni Network helps connect our students with leaders in fields across disciplines.
The Facts and Figures
Your connection to the University of Denver doesn't end upon graduation. Our alumni live and work in every corner of the globe and are agents of change in their communities and careers. With over 113,000 living alumni, students have access to mentors and networking opportunities in every sector, not to mention the valuable relationships and partnerships students make while active on campus.
Pioneer Career Network
University of Denver alumni, parents and friends are eager to answer students' career questions. The Pioneer Career Network is a growing database of over 1800 volunteers who are waiting for you to contact them. Are you passionate about a certain program but don't know what your career options are? Ask a Network volunteer with the same major. Do you want to work for a particular company but need more information about job opportunities or the work environment? Find alumni who work for your dream employer and ask.
You are able to search the Network by keyword, including location, major, career field, and employer. Connecting is easy as clicking a button! Leverage the experience of other Pioneers to help launch you on your own career path.
We believe in the enrichment and support of every Pioneer, past or present - whether you choose to take advantage of alumni career services, symposiums or casual get-togethers. Alumni chapters exist in a variety of cities across the United States and world, helping graduates connect and remain involved in the life of the University.
Annual Events and Programming
- Affinity Groups- Active groups include the African American Alumni Association (A 4), American Indian Alumni, DU Latino Alumni Association (DULAA), LGBTIQA Alumni Association, Pioneer Alumni Legends "PALS" (graduates of 50+ years), Graduates of the Last Decade "GOLD Group," and Prime Pioneers (alumni in the "30-something age cohort").
- Alumni Symposium Weekend- A weekend in which alumni are invited to return to the classroom. Alumni keynote speakers and DU faculty from all academic areas present sessions on timely topics and world issues.
- Founders Day- An annual celebration of the founding of the University of Denver (March 5, 1864). Awards are presented to alumni and friends who have made a tremendous impact in the University community.
- Homecoming and Family Weekend- An annual event each fall on campus that brings alumni, as well as families of current students, back to campus for a celebration of DU pride and spirit.
- Master Scholars Program- Academic divisions of the University nominate successful alumni professionals to come back to campus to be "master scholars." Typically held each spring, alumni scholars teach real world experience to current students.
- Reunions- class year anniversaries present an opportunity to come back to campus and reunite with classmates and friends.