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LynxConnect: one stop for career readiness

May 20, 2019

What if there were a place on campus that was like an Apple Genius Bar for your career?

You walk in feeling hopeful but a little uncertain of what to expect. Experts help you work through your questions. You get one-on-one service and feel taken care of. You leave knowing the next steps you need to take to stand out in the crowded marketplace of your future career.

This place doesn’t exist on most college campuses, but it will here – starting August 2019.

It’s called LynxConnect – a one-stop shop for resources and individualized support surrounding opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom:

  • Career exploration, planning
  • Internship experiences and professional connections
  • Research and creative opportunities
  • Study abroad options and support
  • Job search, resume building, interview training

LynxConnect invests in student success by empowering students to invest in career readiness.

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LynxConnect will be a one-stop shop for resources and individualized support surrounding opportunities and experiences outside of the classroom.

Four powerful services come together in one convenient location:

  1. Career Center
  2. Experiential Learning Center (ELC)
  3. Global Education: Study Abroad
  4. Undergraduate Research

All four of these offices have been around for a long time, helping students find meaningful opportunities beyond the classroom. The exciting difference with LynxConnect is that now they’ll all be in a singular location. It will be easier for students not only to find these services on campus but also to understand how these experiences interweave to create a solid path leading right to their career.

“Your education is about academics and so much more. To be successful in today’s competitive society, you need meaningful experiential learning outside the classroom. Come to LynxConnect for an individualized experience that helps you get the most out of your college experience.”


Tony Smith, director, Experiential Learning Center

LynxConnect will live in a newly renovated, 15,000-square-foot space in the Tivoli Student Union. The space promises to be rich with connection and collaboration spaces that serve student needs best. You can make an appointment or drop in for workshops, meet-ups, seminars and other events – where you might meet with a career counselor, peer advisor or even potential employer.

At LynxConnect, you don’t just engage in experiential learning. You identify your own skills and how they make you more marketable in the job field. You explore ways to apply your academic learning outside of the classroom. You learn how to layer your experiences to maximize your education and your whole college experience.

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LynxConnect will live in a newly renovated, 15,000-square-foot space in the Tivoli Student Union.
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LynxConnect will combine four services together in one convenient location: Career Center, Experiential Learning Center (ELC), Global Education: Study Abroad and Undergraduate Research.

Student perspectives

Diana Lee
Diana Lee

Diana Lee

Area of study: Music business
Scholarships: Reisher Scholarship, Peggy Lore Scholarship, ELC Unpaid Internship Support Scholarship
Student experiences:

  • Got two internships through ELC
  • Received EUReCA! Fellowship for research
  • Made summer plans: Studying economic impact of Denver music festivals through examination of Underground Music Showcase (UMS)

“LynxConnect is a unique space where students can develop their skills and explore their career path. I never knew I could do research as a music student and never would have thought I could have gotten paid for my unpaid internship. LynxConnect will allow students to discover their passion and open new opportunities.”

Natali Cadena
Natali Cadena

Natali Cadena

Areas of study: Marketing major, Spanish minor
Scholarships: TRiO Book Scholarship, Reisher Scholarship
Student experiences:

  • Used Career Center to declare major and explore careers
  • Met with employers through ELC
  • Began exploring research opportunities with EUReCA!
  • Made study-abroad plans: Spain, summer 2019

“I am looking forward to LynxConnect combining all of these offices, so that I and other students may use it as a one-stop shop for all our experiential needs!”

Reception and open office
At LynxConnect, students identify skills, explore ways to apply academic learning outside of the classroom and learn how to layer experiences to maximize their education.

Hear from the people behind LynxConnect:

“Students want to know about the return on investment for their tuition and their future student loan debt – and LynxConnect gives a realistic answer to that question. The activities that you engage in here, along with your education, make you more marketable to employers.” – Sarah Trzeciak, senior director for Student Development at the Career Center

“Students may not be aware of all the services and resources available to them and how they can impact their future career. LynxConnect ties all those resources together.” – Lindsey Hamilton, director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities

“Connecting global education to career development through LynxConnect will amplify the impact of study abroad and other international experiences and help launch students on their chosen path.” – Alana C. Jones, executive director for the Office of International Affairs

“Your education is about academics and so much more. To be successful in today’s competitive society, you need meaningful experiential learning outside the classroom. Come to LynxConnect for an individualized experience that helps you get the most out of your college experience.” – Tony Smith, director of the ELC