Define Your Goals

The Denver Scholarship Foundation wants every DPS student to successfully complete a college degree or certificate. We have compiled the following helpful resources for your reference that will help you define your goals. Remember the Five Golden Rules that will lead you through the career exploration and resume building process.

The Five Golden Rules
  1. Set Goals that Motivate You. When you set goals for yourself, it is important that they motivate you: this means making sure that they are important to you, and that there is value in achieving them. …
  2. Set SMART Goals. …
  3. Set Goals in Writing. …
  4. Make an Action Plan. …
  5. Stick With It!

Career Exploration

When considering your post-secondary plan, you should understand your strengths and interests to help you determine colleges and options that are right for you.

Click here for Career Cluster and College Majors.

Resume Writing

Your resume highlights your academics, accomplishments, and leadership activities. Colleges, scholarships, and employers will want to see a resume that is clear, concise, and organized when they make decisions on students to accept or hire.

Click on the documents below for a High School Resume Sample and a Sample Cover Letter.

High School Resume Sample
Sample Cover Letter

High School Students
Find Your Future Center
Abraham Lincoln High School
Bruce Randolph High School
East High School
George Washington
John F. Kennedy High School
Manual High School
Martin Luther King Jr. Early College High School
Montbello Campus
North High School
South High School
Thomas Jefferson High School
West Campus
Other Schools
TRIO Talent Search Program
Define Your Goals
Career Exploration
Resume Writing
Apply for College
Admission
Admission Test
Destination Guide
9th Grade
10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
All Grades
Finalize Plan
Placement Testing
Housing
Orientation
College Students
Start Your Future
Student Success Requirements
Adams State University
Arapahoe Community College
Colorado Christian University
Colorado College
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado Mountain College
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Colorado School of Mines
Colorado State University
Colorado State University – Global
Colorado State University – Pueblo
Community College of Aurora
Community College of Denver
Emily Griffith Technical College
Fort Lewis College
Front Range Community College
Johnson & Wales University (Denver Campus Only)
Lamar Community College
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Naropa University
Otero Junior College
Pickens Technical College
Pikes Peak Community College
Red Rocks Community College
Regis University
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
University of Colorado Boulder
University of Colorado Denver
University of Denver
University of Northern Colorado
Western State Colorado University
College Resources
Plan Your Career Path
Exploring Your Career Path
Preparing for Your Career
Considering Certificate Programs
After Graduation
Contact Information Update
Networking Events
Internship Opportunities
The DSF Scholarship
Eligibility
Length of Eligibility
High School GPA Requirement
Full-time Enrollment Requirement
Deferred-Action (DACA) Eligibility
Scholarship Policy
Scholarship Requirements Videos
Submitting Documents + Forms
College Choice Form
Contact Update
Scholarship Payment Process
Renew Your DSF Scholarship
Transfer to Another School
FAQs
Other Scholarships
High School Scholarships
Undergrad Scholarships
Graduate Scholarships
Additional Scholarships
Financial Aid + FAFSA
FAFSA Help
FAFSA Proof
FAFSA Videos
Tax Verification Resources
Deferred Action (DACA Students)
Important Steps After FAFSA