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An Explorer Takes Flight

The urge to explore came early to Caitlin Grant. It started as a child when she—with her expat American family—lived first in Australia and then in England. The journey lasted more than 12 years, then continued at the University of Denver’s Josef Korbel School of International Studies. Now, Grant has taken her curiosity to a new level. In addition to a healthy class load, she has worked in four—yes, four—internships where she has explored different roles, different industries, different environments and her own skill set to find the right opportunity.

And the Walls Came Tumblin’ Down …

It wasn’t long ago that office space planning reflected some of the staid qualities of old corporate America—similarity, hierarchy and exclusivity. Space was organized by discipline. If you were an accountant, you sat with accountants. Marketers sat with marketers, etc. But times have changed, according to Barbara Jackson, director of Daniels’ Franklin L. Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management.

A Career Marked by Coincidence, Fate or Hard Work?

Jeff Bowen is a humble guy. He attributes many of his expansive career opportunities and accomplishments simply to coincidence. “It’s curious,” said Bowen. “Much of my career seems to have been coincidental—being in the right place at the right time.” If all of that is luck, Bowen is “lucky” in the same way as Founding Father Thomas Jefferson, one of several people linked to the aphorism, “I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.”
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