What services does the Career Center offer?
We are here to help you with your career planning needs, and we have a variety of in-person and online services available. Our in-person services include individual career counseling and job search advising appointments, career assessments, workshops, networking events, and on-campus recruiting opportunities. Our online services include Handshake, virtual workshops, career information databases, and other online career planning tools.
We can help you with just about anything related to planning for your career, including career and major exploration, creating a career preparation plan, searching for internships, searching for any type of job, networking strategies, personal branding, your online presence, LinkedIn, resumes, cover letters, and interviewing.
How do I make an appointment?
You can schedule an appointment online, or call us at (208) 426-1747.
Are your services available to distance students?
Yes! We offer an entire Virtual Career Center designed to assist you in your career planning needs at your convenience. Additionally, individual appointments can be done via email, phone, or video.
How do I access my Handshake account?
Follow the instructions to log in to Handshake here. If you’re a current student, you already have a Handshake account and will log in with your Boise State credentials. If you’re an alumni, you will need to create an account.
If I need help choosing a major, should I contact the Career Center or the Advising and Academic Support Center?
Both offices can assist in your major selection. Which office you should visit for one-on-one assistance depends upon what you need. If you have questions about classes, degree plans, or the academic experience of a major, an academic advisor at the Advising and Academic Support Center will be best equipped to help you. If you need help assessing your interests, abilities, or work values, identifying and researching available career paths, or planning for a career, a career counselor at the Career Center will be best equipped to help you.
I’m trying to access the Sigi3 career assessment, but it says I need to contact the Career Center.
Career assessments are used as part of the career counseling process, so in order to access the assessment, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with a career counselor. Your career counselor will help you determine what assessment is appropriate to meet your needs, discuss goals and objectives for completing the assessment, and review the results with you.