Employer Connections

At the College of Architecture and Planning, we pride ourselves on our strong relationships with the practice community. We value the opportunities that local and national industries provide our students to gain experience while pursuing their degrees as well as the career opportunities available upon completion. CAP provides support to employers in recruiting our undergraduate students, graduate students, and alumni for all types of roles.

Student/Employer Engagement Contact

Your recruitment and student engagement liaison is CAP’s Director of Professional Development & Internships, Jen Skidmore, M.A. (they/them).

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Jen Skidmore

Director Of Professional Development and Internships

To join our list to receive announcements about CAP career and recruitment events, please join our Employer Communication list. Make sure you also complete registration in Handshake so you can post internships and jobs for CAP students.

Handshake Job Board


CU Denver and CAP use Handshake as the recruitment resource that connects you to our students. This job board allows you to post both internships and full-time roles to current undergraduate students, graduate students, and recent alumni. Handshake is the #1 way for you to get your open positions in front of CAP students, and it’s easy and free to use.

Employer participation in Handshake requires that each organization representative set up their own account. Once registered, you can post as many roles as you would like at no charge to you. Before you register, please review all of CU Denver’s policies for employers here on the LynxConnect website. Approved employers must be legitimate business entities. For liability reasons we are not able to advertise personal design projects through Handshake or other channels in CAP. 

Recruiting from CAP


  • To recruit an intern or full-time professional to your organization, post the role in Handshake.
  • To optionally promote your role, we offer a bi-weekly job announcement to our students for positions that are (1) posted in Handshake, and (2) then sent directly to CAP.Jobs@ucdenver.edu.
  • Attend the CAP Career Fair and other career events to grow brand awareness and reputation with CAP students.

If you are looking to develop an internship program or to refine your recruitment or engagement strategy, please reach out to Jen Skidmore for a consultation.

Employer Policies

CU Denver expects that all employers will abide by the recruiting policies as set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with these policies by visiting the NACE website.

Please review CU Denver’s other policies related to employer recruiting found here on the LynxConnect website.