Career Events and Activities 

Through our vision of Real People + Real Projects = Real Difference, CAP students develop skills and knowledge that make them highly employable and ready to make an impact in the built environment. The activities and events below support the professional development of students as they prepare for their careers, while simultaneously creating avenues for firms to share their work, culture and expertise.

Upcoming Events & Activities


  • Portfolio Workshop, November 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m., CU Building Room 470, View Event Details
  • Portfolio Night, February 1, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Jake Jabs Event Center, CU Denver Business School 1st Floor
  • CAP Career Fair, February 24, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., CU Denver Building, 2nd Floor Lobby, Employer Registration Begins Dec 1, 8:00 a.m. MST

For more information about our Career Events and Activities, please contact:

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Jen Skidmore

Director Of Professional Development and Internships
Administration and Instruction Services (CAP)

Signature Events


Career Fair

CAP hosts an annual Career Fair each February involving local and national firms. Career Fair is the best opportunity for students and employers to connect. Our unique Career Fair combines a traditional fair model with employer tabling with interviews or individual meet-and-greets.

Portfolio Review Night

CAP hosts annual portfolio review nights. Members of the practice community get to provide valuable critique and recommendations to prepare students as they begin applying for jobs and internships. This is a wonderful opportunity for employers to support emerging professionals while getting a sneak peek at students’ design sensibility.

Student Professional Development Workshops

We host a variety of workshops to support students in building professional skills throughout the year, such as resumes, cover letters, networking, interview skills, LinkedIn, building your portfolio, and more.

Portfolio Support

Applying for positions or advanced degrees in a design-related field requires that you do more than simply present your experience and skill set. It is commonly expected that you provide examples of your creative work through a portfolio. We recommend that you use CAP’s portfolio resources in the following order to help you maximize your time and energy:

  1. Attend a Portfolio Workshop: CAP offers these workshops during the year, sometimes in conjunction with student organizations, to help you organize your creative work. Please consult the CAP calendar for dates.
  2. Get Peer Feedback: Some of CAP’s student organizations host peer review sessions to get early feedback on your portfolio.
  3. Get Professional Feedback at Portfolio Night: Each year, CAP hosts a Portfolio Night with the practice community to help you learn more about employers’ expectations, receive direct feedback on your current version, and understand how to polish your resume for your next step, whether you plan to apply for graduate programs, internships, or full-time jobs.