One of the strangest things that has happened to me since I started at DU is also the best: I got a job offer! (Well actually, two). Mind you, I still have 7 months until graduation and I thought I would be lucky to get any job, let alone a job I enjoy. You might think I'm bragging, and perhaps I am a little bit, but I'm really trying to make a point: my situation is not uncommon at the University of Denver. So many students complete internships, volunteering, and valuable leadership positions at DU and in the community that employers competitively extend offers early to make sure they get their favorite interns before other companies can nab them up. As I get ready to go back for Thanksgiving, I'm happy to say that when family, friends, and strangers extend the inevitable question: What are you doing after graduation?, I will have a solid response, "what I am already doing!" For parents and students alike, knowing that DU provides the path to getting a job at (or before) graduation can alleviate a ton of stress. I'm not only ready to enter the workforce after my college years, I have already been here for 3 years! Having this kind of confidence is advantageous as you try to decide which employers would be a good fit for you, as well as negotiating salary once your foot is in the door. So as Thanksgiving rolls around, I can say this: Thanks DU! I'm really happy to have a job as I go back home this year!