Going beyond the major

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. 

Beyond the Major represents a university-wide commitment to helping students understand and articulate the value of their experiences. With increased support in translating their skills for audiences beyond the university, students graduate from Boise State with story to tell.

Every student leaves with a story

Boise State University is committed 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 coursework.

The Beyond the Major Framework

Purpose, Opportunity, & Narrative

Storyboard

A Beyond the Major Initiative for Storywork Across the Curriculum

Learn more about Storyboard

Career Pathways

Some majors map directly onto career paths. Other majors invite students to create the path.

When students are able to identify and translate the skills of their major, they can connect their experiences to a wide range of career opportunities.

Interested in the paths that recent graduates have taken? Use the career pathways tool to trace the connections from major to career.

Explore Career Pathways

Beyond the Transcript

Bronco Journeys

How do Broncos find their paths?

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