What can Career Services help me with?
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 here. If you need assistance with scheduling your appointment, call us at (208) 426-1747.
Are your services available to distance students?
Yes! Online appointments are available via video, phone, or email. We also offer an entire Virtual Career Center designed to assist you in your career planning needs at your convenience.
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 Career Services 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 Career Services will be best equipped to help you.
Are you open during the summer and breaks?
Yes! We are open and available to assist during the summer and all breaks except when the university is closed between Christmas and New Years.