Most students wait until their senior year to really start getting ready for their careers. Career readiness should start with your first day at BYU!
Being career ready means you:
- Learn what kinds of universal skills and professional competencies employers and graduate schools are seeking.
- Identify experiences that will help you develop professional competencies and skills such as:
- Study abroad
- Mentored research with faculty
- Volunteer opportunities
- Courses, minors or second majors, etc.
- Identify where you can build skills and competencies in your coursework.
- Create a plan to make the most of your studies and your experiences. Choose classes and experiences that build your professional competencies and skills.
The advisors in the Liberal Arts Advisement and Career Center can help you identify the competencies and skills you need, create a plan and get started! We are also here to help you take your experiences and coursework and articulate and apply them toward your career.
To make an appointment call 801.422.3541
Self Assessment – Know Yourself:
Experiences in your department and getting credit:
- Click here to view a full list of internship coordinators for both colleges
- Getting Internship Credit: https://intern.byu.edu/node/3
Where to find internships and other opportunities:
- Kennedy Center Opportunities
- On-Campus Internships
- Social Innovation Projects
- Utah State Legislature Internship
- Washington Seminar
- Internship Databases: http://www.internships.com/ & http://www.internshipprograms.com/
How to pay for experiences:
Liberal Arts Professional Clubs:
- Law School Clubs
- BYU Localization Club
- BYU Political Affairs Society
- BYU Tech Club
- European Studies Student Association
- Foreign Service Student Organization
- BYU Humanities to Business Club: Advisor, Erika Lee
- BYU Medical Humanities Club, Advisor, Sam Prestwich
- Marriott School Clubs (yes, open to liberal arts majors!)
Graduate School Prep: