What is a career community?
Career communities are spaces for students who are interested in similar fields to gather and take advantage of career-specific opportunities, tools, and resources. Career coaches with special insight and training lead each community.
When you join a career community you’ll receive personalized information based on your interests and goals, like industry-specific news and information, career-focused spotlights, internship and job postings, skill-building opportunities, and more.
Denison Career Communities are formed around broad themes, such as arts, finance, and healthcare. They often overlap majors, industries, and job functions, which means the knowledge and skills you develop are transferrable to many career paths.
You are encouraged to join in one - or more - communities. Often career communities cover career paths that aren’t indicated in their name. Talk to your career counselor about your interests and they will advise you on the best community to join.
Denison’s seven career communities
This community is often your first step on your career exploration journey, and it is designed to move you toward the life you want to lead. Learn about yourself and narrow your career focus through programs, and engaging with alumni and potential employers. Everyone is welcome to join as you gain more experience and consider various career options.
This community covers a broad array of careers; financial services include pathways in banking, investing, and insurance, while business includes pathways in human resources, real estate, operations, and logistics. Career paths often include opportunities for upward mobility and expectations of employees to exceed goals and perform at a high level.
Each of these career paths requires a unique skill set but all share three common themes:
- the desire to work in a fast-paced environment,
- the ability to think creatively to solve problems, and
- the ability to communicate effectively both internally and externally.
Members of this career community have a wide range of career interests that include the promotion of health, caring for the ill, addressing public safety and health concerns, as well as veterinary medicine. If you are interested in these and/or the research, treatment, and prevention of physical and mental illness on a local and global scale, this is the career community for you.
Organizations must understand the wants, needs, behaviors and problems of the consumer or client and clearly communicate unique solutions to their problems. This career community focuses on industries and roles that help organizations understand and communicate with their customers and clients. Marketing, Sales, and Communication careers cut across industries, providing many opportunities to find career options in virtually any organization, location, or interest.
This community includes professions that create individual, local, and global impact. Nonprofit organizations, from small local businesses to billion-dollar enterprises, employ professionals with a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines. Education is an interlaced industry, from teachers to policymakers to those driving innovative educational technologies. Those wanting to make impacts through government can seek roles requiring a variety of backgrounds and skills at local and national levels.
Companies and organizations rely heavily on the use of technology to conduct business. This career community focuses on job functions, career paths and industries related to physical and life sciences, engineering, computer science, information technology, and data. Learn about the necessary skills, education and experience levels needed to find job and internship opportunities in these high-demand career fields.
Innovative skills and experiences can build an exciting, often unconventional career path as a performer, novelist, journalist, editor, designer, producer, film maker. You can combine creative skill sets with another field to make an impact. This career community is where you can imagine, innovate, and inspire a creative and artistic life.
Identity & Affinity Communities
Pursue your career goals in a community of your peers. Identity and affinity communities are for people who are passionate about the career challenges and opportunities that impact the group. You may connect with one or more affinity or identity communities. Denison encourages to explore multiple communities.
Denison’s Identity & Affinity Communities include:
- First Generation Student Community
- International Students
- LGBTQIA+ Students
- Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC)
- Student Athletes
- (In)Visible Disabilities
Join A Career Community
Visit the Knowlton Connect platform to join a career community. You can explore and join career communities with your BigRedID and receive information related to your chosen interest(s).