Parents & Families

University Career Services (UCS) advises students and provide resources on the types of planning and preparation required to help students meet their career goals. This includes internships, job seeking, labor market resources, individual career counseling, workshops, and employer contacts via career fairs, panels, inline databases and other tools, and presentations.

The role of UCS is to act as an educational agency, rather than an employment agency. We give students the tools, resources, and opportunities to make sound career decisions, plan for their career, and find internships and jobs. Ultimately your student is responsible for preparing for his or her career goals and for finding and obtaining their first position after graduation.

Students should begin the career exploration process as early as possible in their college career. With this in mind, please join us in encouraging your student to initiate the process of choosing major, learn to write strong professional documents, explore internships and other experiential learning opportunities, attend employer presentations, and engage with BYU staff, faculty, and alumni during their time here. These steps will help your student to develop a greater understanding of the world of work and have more career options as they progress through their college education.

If you are an alumnus of BYU, please consider joining our Alumni Association and being a mentor to current BYU students.

We invite you to explore our site and see what UCS can offer your BYU student!