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Your 4 Year Career Plan

Got career goals? Want to make sure your investment in college pays off? Preparing for your career starts your first semester. Career Services is here to help you explore, plan, and achieve your goals.

Graphic depicting the employability equation.
Graphic reads “Employability = degree + experiences outside the classroom + the right skills + professional contacts”

Year 1:

Start Exploring Your Interests and Options

  1. Visit the New Broncos and Families page for a more in-depth look at what to do now and throughout your first year
  2. Take the PathwayU career assessment
  3. Make a Career Services appointment to interpret your assessment results, explore your major and career options, find out how to gain experience, and get help with resumes, cover letters, and interviewing for part-time jobs
  4. Apply for on-campus jobs, which you can find on Handshake

Year 2:

Develop Your Career
Preparation Plan

  1. Make a Career Services appointment to work on your career preparation plan
  2. Attend a Career Fair to learn what employers look for and explore internship opportunities
  3. Start building your professional network by connecting with alumni on BroncoLink and asking them your career questions
  4. Set up informational interviews with people working in jobs you’re interested in

Year 3:

Pursue Experiences
Outside the Classroom

  1. Make a Career Services appointment for help finding the right opportunities to gain experience related to your career goals, building your LinkedIn profile, and writing great resume and cover letters to apply for those opportunities
  2. Gain experience for your career – apply for internships and/or Work U

Year 4:

Learn How to Tell Your Story

  1. Make a Career Services appointment to get help telling your unique story to employers or graduate schools, and complete a practice interview
  2. Attend Career Fairs to explore job opportunities and network with professionals
  3. Use Handshake to apply for jobs

New Broncos and Families

Are you an incoming student, or a family member looking for information to help your new student? The New Broncos and Families page is a great place to start. Get a summer to-do list, more information about how you can start exploring your interests and options this year, and links to additional career planning and job search resources.

New Broncos and Families

Get career help now

From your first year at Boise State to your last, Career Services is here to help you make the most of your college experience and prepare you for success Beyond Boise State.

Take the next step now and make an appointment or use the tools in our Virtual Career Center.

Get career help now