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Career Services for Alumni

Naropa University Career Services is here to support
you as a valued member of our community.

Services include:


Interview Skills and Practice


Resume and Cover Letters




Exploring Careers


Job Search


Graduate School Search


Career Guides


Web Resources 

Visit Alumni Career Services to learn more!
Sarah Steward

 Contact Sarah Steward, career services coordinator:

Allen Ginsberg Library second floor (6210)
Arapahoe Campus

Spring 2013
Alumni Events

Alumni Workshop Series:
Spring 2013

All Alumni Workshops are open to Naropa alumni, students, staff and faculty, and their guests, and are *free* unless otherwise noted.

Money Mondays
Money Mondays Logo Join us for these workshops to explore and deepen our relationship with money and abundance!

First Monday of every month (February, March and April)
4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Student Center, Lower level, Wulsin Hall (formally the Admin Bldg)

You and Your Credit Scores:
Unraveling the Mystery

Monday, February 4, 2013
Elevations Credit Union

Healthy Wealth: Balancing the Practical and Mystical Side of Money Creation
Monday, March 4, 2013
Alumna Denise Barnes, founder of Soul Biz Savvy, and guide for entrepreneurs and creative types to find that place where "creativity befriends profit".

Annihilating the Debt Monster: Creative and Pragmatic Practices to Manage & Reduce Debt
Monday, April 1, 2013
Society for Financial Awareness

Tech Tuesdays

Tech Tuesdays Join us for these "techy Tuesdays" and seize some skills!

2nd Tuesday of each month (February, March and April)
12:15-12:35 p.m. presentation, optional Q & A, 12:35-1 p.m.
Water Street Building, 4th Floor, Suite 400
2595 Canyon Blvd, Boulder, CO

All alumni, and students, staff, faculty and their guests, are invited to these free, short, informal workshops around important technical tools and software.

Prezi: PowerPoint's Cooler, Younger Sibling
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
With Jessica Rooney, Admissions Communications Coordinator, Naropa University

Podcasting 101
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
With alumnus John March, guitarist, audio and music consultant, producer, ZenGuitarGuy

The Cloud: What is it?
Tuesday, April 9th, 2013
Store your files in the "cloud", through DropBox or Google Docs, and you'll have access to them - wherever you have access to the Internet!
With Seann Goodman, Undergraduate Academic Advisor, Naropa University

To join us in person, no RSVP necessary.  To join us for the online version of any TEC Talk, you will need to RSVP in advance, so we can send you the details to join us online. To RSVP for the online version and/or for more information, please click here.

Private Practice Symposium
Saturday, February 23, 2013
1:00 p.m. -  6:00 p.m.

All Naropa students, staff, faculty, alumni and their guests are invited to join us for this free half-day workshop about developing a thriving private practice!

Topics include:
  • marketing your practice
  • using technology to support your practice (e.g., blogs, videos and webinars)
  • considering legal issues
  • understanding licensure
  • exploring money (e.g., your relationship to money and the "sliding scale conversation")
  • collaborating with colleagues in mutually beneficial ways
Alumni Facilitators:
*Not an Naropa alumnus, but a friend of Naropa!

Alumni and Parent Receptions
with President Lief
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Boston, MA
Friday, March 8, 2013, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
All Naropa alumni, parents and their guests are invited to join President Lief at the home of Naropa Trustee, Jim Rosen and his wife Carol, in Newton, MA.  Appetizers and beverages will be provided. RSVP is requested; exact address and directions will be provided upon RSVP. Please know that this location is easily accessible via public transportation, the MBTA.  Please click here to RSVP.

Santa Cruz, CA
Sunday, March 17, 2013, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
All Naropa alumni, parents and their guests are invited to join President Lief at the home of Kitty Dennis and Larry McFall, in Santa Cruz for a potluck! All guests are invited (though not required) to bring a dish to share (main dish, appetizer, salad or dessert - you choose!). Beverages will be provided. RSVP is requested; please click here to RSVP.

Portland, OR
Thursday, May 23
Save the date and stay tuned! More information coming soon.
Naropa News and Highlights
University News

Anne Waldman Anne Waldman is the Winner of 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award for Poetry for The Iovis Trilogy: Colors in the Mechanism of Concealment. Read more.

Art therapy students in Cambodia Naropa University's nationally-recognized graduate studies Art Therapy program's Naropa Community Art Studio-International has received a three-year grant from The Jenzabar Foundation. The Naropa Community Arts Studio received specific attention from the Jenzabar Foundation for its service learning trip to Cambodia to aid and train survivors of sex trafficking. In May 2012, the group of art therapy graduate students and Naropa faculty member Sue Wallingford traveled to Cambodia to learn more about the ways art therapy can be integrated into providing shelter for girl survivors that have been victims of the sex trade.  Read more.

Naropa University announces the approval and adoption of the "Statement of Commitment to the Practice of Sustainability" by the Naropa Board of Trustees. The statement, created by Naropa's Sustainability Council (formerly known as "The Green Team"), represents a comprehensive action-focused collaboration including students, staff, faculty, and trustees. Read more.

Scholarship Arts Concert logo Naropa University's Somatic Counseling Psychology Program presented in late January the 17th Annual Somatic Arts Scholarship Concert
"Traces Taking Form" which "Explores the Ungraspable Nature of Time".

Naropa Magazine - Spring 2013
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Please submit your Alumni Note to be included in the Spring 2013 Naropa Magazine!

Deadline for submission is Friday, February 22, 2013.

Alumni Show Up for Naropa

Please consider showing your support for current and future students and all of Naropa's present and future compassionate warriors by making a gift to the Annual Fund. Every gift matters!
Alumni Benefits
Alumni can now audit courses which are available for audit! The list of courses available for audit is available here.

Interested in more alumni benefits? Your Naropa Alumni Association card grants you access to many perks of being a Naropa Alumni.

With your Naropa Alumni Association card, you can get discounts with select businesses, where your Alumni card gets you a 10% discount on meditation supplies, yoga supplies, garden supplies, and much more! Check out the benefits!