Employer Connections

We so appreciate the great interest in recruiting CAP students, and there is no shortage of opportunities to do so beyond the fair. Handshake (see below) is the best way to get your open roles to students. To learn more about recruiting from CAP, please contact Jen Skidmore at jen.skidmore@ucdenver.edu

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
  • Administration and Instruction Services (CAP)

Jen Skidmore (they/them) joined CAP with eight years of experience leading career services & internships in higher education. Jen's career has focused primarily on career coaching, professional development curriculum, fairs, and building programs that advance equity for marginalized students. Jen is driven by a passion for equity, access, and student success. 

Jen's professional background includes working as the Career Services Coordinator and later as the Director of Student Development at the University of Nebraska Lincoln’s College of Engineering, supporting over 3,000 engineering students across three campuses. They also worked in the financial literacy realm promoting financial wellness coaching, trainings, programs, and best practices to students. They have additional experience in recruiting students to retention programs, building strong relationships and partnerships with employers, and leading DEI trainings. 

Education, Licensure & Certifications

The Ohio State University, 2012
Masters in Higher Education & Student Affairs

The University of Texas at Austin, 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Minor in Biology 

Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, 2016

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.


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