What is the Career Studio?
Career Studio (2590 WSC) is a place where BYU students can come to develop their aspirations, gain professional experience, and learn the basics of how to communicate that experience to employers. Trained mentors will help guide students along their career path through specific services. To meet the specific needs of BYU students, we operate on a walk-in basis Monday-Friday from 8AM-5PM (except for mock interviews, which should be scheduled in advance). Take as long or as little time as you like in our studio because we are here to guide you through whatever stage you’re at.
If you’re new to college or unsure what your future holds, have no fear! Our staff is trained to help you prepare for your future career in many ways. From exploring majors and careers that are a fit for you to finding real-world opportunities to gain the experience and skills you need to be marketable, our office will help you with every step in between. We strongly encourage even (and especially) Freshmen and Sophomores to begin thinking about careers and what they can do now to find what is a good fit for them.
Take a look at our Career Decision-Making resources to get started!
To help you along the first steps of your quest, BYU also offers two major 2-credit courses to help you prepare for life’s big career decisions:
- ST DEV 117 – Career Exploration will help you increase knowledge of college majors and career options; develop greater personal awareness of your skills, values, and interests that play a role in career decision-making; increase your confidence in career exploration; and become familiar with career resources.
- ST DEV 317 – Career Strategies helps you develop an accurate understanding of self in regards to career interests, abilities, values, and preferences; incorporate best practices for professional documents; improve your professional communication in regards to interviewing and networking, and utilize effective job search strategies.
Already know what you want to do, but don’t know how to get there? We can help with that too! Stop by the Career Studio and find out about a myriad of experiential learning opportunities like on-campus and off-campus internships, volunteer opportunities, and much more.
Resume Review: We have templates and resources to get you started from ground zero. Already a seasoned resume writer? It never hurts to get it looked over by another pair of eyes, plus we can give you tips that recruiters have shared with us. Bring a hard copy or a digital version of your current resume and have a career mentor review its content, format, and ways to strengthen your experience.
Cover Letter Review: Never underestimate the influence of a cover letter, whether that be for good or bad. Make a good first impression with a recruiter through a strong cover letter. Stop by the Career Studio and have a trained eye look at your format, content, and tips for your specific industry.
Mock Interview: After scheduling an appointment, you can expect to spend up to 30 minutes receiving help. Depending on your familiarity with interviewing, career mentors can sit you down and perform a role-play or walk you through the basics. If you need help with graduate school interviews, we can help you with that too! Regardless of if it’s for school or for a job, make sure to bring a description of what you’re applying for.
Networking: Need help setting up a LinkedIn profile? Not sure how to send a professional email? How do you present yourself at a networking event or career fair? These are all real questions that our staff can help you answer! We will tackle any and all questions you have about networking.
Job/Internship Search: Searching for opportunity can be a stressful thing, but have no fear! The Career Studio is full of resources to show you local, national, and global opportunities and how to put your best foot forward.