BYU-Idaho’s Career Center has moved locations to be more visible and accessible to students. The new headquarters is in the Manwaring Center across from The Crossroads. 

“The location of the Career Center is intentional. It’s designed so that people understand one of the markers of success for our graduates among many other things is to have great jobs and great careers,” said Derek Fay, managing director of the Career Center. 

According to Fay, the Career Center took a page out of BYU-Idaho President Henry J. Eyring’s counsel from a few years ago, that if you walk across campus, you should be able to infer what’s really important to BYU-Idaho.

Amidst the pandemic, the Career Center has tried to ensure exceptional service to students. In order to serve students better without meeting in person, they offer several digital career service platforms. These services include:

  • V-Mock: A free platform to upload and receive feedback on resumes. 
  • Handshake: A platform that connects employers with students. Those interested can create a profile to search for jobs, apply for jobs, and post resumes. 
  • BYUI Connect: An alumni mentoring platform where graduates can offer advice, informational interviews and even the job you want. 

With so many options, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed.

“If you have no idea where to begin, that’s what my job is, is to help people figure out where to start,” said Jacob Harris, a student employee at the Career Center.

They’ll also challenge you to do the Become Mighty Challenge, which is an invitation to take steps to prepare for your career. Steps to become mighty include registering for V-Mock, uploading a resume, signing up for handshake and signing up for BYUI Connect. Plenty of career success mentors can help along the way. Those who complete the challenge will even be entered to win a prize! 

Stop by the Manwaring Center room 200 to learn more.