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Career & Life Development

Greetings from the Office of Career & Life Development! We are excited to support you on your journey. Whether it is helping you uncover your purpose, breathe life into dreams, navigate transition, or apply your degree to the world outside of Naropa.

You are in the right place.

We offer guidance in:

  • Career / Internship  / Field Placement / Major Exploration
  • Uncovering your core values, beliefs, and strengths
  • Savvy job search strategies
  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Insider interviewing skills
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Entrepreneurial ventures
  • Life direction & contemplation

After all, Career Development is Life Development.

Our Purpose

To support Naropa University by inspiring learning experiences that promote higher levels of consciousness in fulfilling careers that are relevant in today’s transforming world.

Our Vision

We ignite transformational experiences to foster personal and professional growth and build vitality to thrive in the world.

Naropa offers FREE unlimited career counseling services for our current students and alumni.

Our Staff

Receive free weekly job postings - offered to students & alumni

Did you know that we offer FREE weekly job posts for students & Alumni? Yes, that’s right. The jobs posted are from employers specifically looking for candidates from the Naropa community – candidates like YOU! This is an OPT-IN email—so please enjoy & spread the word. Email to get on the list.

Looking to post a job?

If you have a job opening at your company or organization and you think a Naropa graduate or student would be a good fit for the position, please submit the form below to have your listing included in our weekly job posting newsletter. 

Contact the Office of Career Development

Danielle Swaser, LPC
Associate Director of Career & Life Development

PJ Gunter
Career Development Advisor

All of our resources are located on MyNaropa. If you are a current student, please visit the Office of Career & Life Development site on MyNaropa to learn more about exploring your talents, connecting with careers, and building marketable skills for life after graduation!

We are dedicated to your transformational influence on others and the world.

The Career & Life Development Office is located in the Upaya Cottage at the Arapahoe Campus.

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Naropa Campuses Closed on Friday, March 15, 2024

Due to adverse weather conditions, all Naropa campuses will be closed Friday, March 15, 2024.  All classes that require a physical presence on campus will be canceled. All online and low-residency programs are to meet as scheduled.

Based on the current weather forecast, the Healing with the Ancestors Talk & Breeze of Simplicity program scheduled for Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday will be held as planned.

Staff that do not work remotely or are scheduled to work on campus, can work remotely. Staff that routinely work remotely are expected to continue to do so.

As a reminder, notifications will be sent by e-mail and the LiveSafe app.  

Regardless of Naropa University’s decision, if you ever believe the weather conditions are unsafe, please contact your supervisor and professors.  Naropa University trusts you to make thoughtful and wise decisions based on the conditions and situation in which you find yourself in.