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Professional Development

Your Professional Development Begins Here: 

Following each element of content on this page will give you the tools, knowledge and strategy necessary to be successful at making the professional career choice and attaining the career or career growth you seek from your DU degree. You can also view the Career Services Guidebook for detailed information. 
 Career Services Guide
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Contact Information:
Phone: (616) 698-7111
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Aerial view of Davenport's career fair.

 Davenport's nursing students in the simulation lab.

Two Davenport nursing students discussing a chart in the nursing lab.

Desk with papers and pencil on top.

Close-up of several Davenport students sitting near a computer.

A Davenport student speaking in with a student services representative.

Two business men shaking hands.


  • Networking: It is very important to develop contacts in and out of school and business. Sometimes, who you know is just as important than what you know.
  • Identify Opportunities: Human Metrics is an online website that offers several personality trait tools to help you see what strategy will work for your development. This includes the Jung Typology Test, Entrepreneur Profiler, Visionary Test, Team Building and others. Many of these are free.
  • Get Involved: Connections through involvement happen every day. Volunteering or joining a club are great ways to get connected. Using these avenues can place you in strategic locations to develop great networking contacts.