Beyond the Major

Beyond the Major represents a university-wide commitment to offering students organized experiences outside of the classroom so they can engage in deep, rich and workplace-connected activities beyond those required for a degree. More than that, the Beyond the Major effort strives to help students develop a thread that connects their individual experiences into their own unique story – a story that not only aids in their self-identification as an emerging professional, but shows employers the value that their college education brings beyond the list of courses that goes with a specific degree.

Why Now?

The value of the college degree used to speak for itself. Now students have to speak to, and provide evidence for, the value of their degree in an increasingly competitive job market. To be successful students need to graduate with more than a resume—all Boise State students need to leave with a story.

Beyond the Major programs and resources help students to name and claim the skills and experiences they gain at Boise State. We support students in identifying what they are doing, why they are doing it, and how they will talk about it beyond Boise State.


A Beyond the Major Initiative for Storytelling Across the Curriculum

Storyboard is a 2-year learning and leadership community in which faculty collaborate to integrate meaningful reflective and narrative practices into a range of courses and experiences.

During the first year, this community will research reflection and narrative theories/practices across disciplines with the goal of creating an archive of scholarship and strategies. In the second year, the community will apply the theories to innovative pedagogical practices that can be implemented across campus.

Learn more about Storyboard

Job Skills Studio

We know each student brings a different story, and each job opportunity is unique. Student Leaders working in the JSS offer  help with developing rhetorically-focused communication skills for job materials.

Learn more about the Job Skills Studio

Beyond the Transcript

Finding Purpose, Creating Pathways

How do Broncos find their paths?

Read our story collection