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2012 Career Professionals Conference

University of Colorado Denver
December 5-7, 2012

Thanks to the 50 attendees, representing 40 schools, who made the 2012 conference a huge success!

See CU Denver's news article on the conference

  Meeting invitation
  Registration form                   

 Final schedule 

NASPAA's annual Career Professionals Conference is a two-day meeting for career services directors and staff to discuss matters pertaining to advising students on their internship and job search, training students in career search skills, networking with employers,

managing career offices, and related issues. Program directors and advisors from schools without full-time career professionals are invited as well.

The 2012 conference was generously hosted by the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs. Sessions will draw on career areas in public administration and affairs that are notable in the greater Denver region.

The $200 registration fee (the $175 early-bird ended Nov. 5) includes conference materials, two continental breakfasts, two lunches, and coffee breaks. Group dinners are self-pay.

The conference starts Wednesday evening, Dec. 5, with an informal reception and dinner for attendees to get to know each other.  The conference proper will run all day Thursday - Friday, December 6-7.

Preferred hotelThe Curtis is a 5-minute walk from campus. The reserved room block is now full, but the hotel is still extending discounted rates. Reserve online or by calling 303-571-0300

The conference dress code is business casual. Denver weather varies widely; for Dec. 6, the average high is 41 and low 16, but it could be 65...or zero!  So check the forecast and bring layers!

Also see a list of Denver attractions prepared by UCD.

Conference Planning Committee

Brendan Hardy, Colorado-Denver chair
Anita Lengvarsky, Carnegie Mellon
Carol Anderson, The New School
Duane Bradshaw, George Mason
Elyse Mendel, Baruch College
Heather Wright, George Mason
Hillary Bardwell, Rutgers
Jennifer Carignan, American
Kari Hamilton, UC Berkeley
Kathy Hursh, IUPUI
Mark Case, Indiana
Mary Beaulieu, Harvard

NASPAA staff liaison: Stuart Heiser