Career Week is gearing for another semester to help and guide students to success.
The week will be split into three main events: the Résumé Café, the Mock Interview Marathon and the Career Fair.
The events will be starting on Feb. 17 and will run the whole week.
The Résume Café will be held Feb. 17-18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 127A of the Hyrum Manwaring Center.
Each student will visit for 15 minutes with mentors to review and receive feedback on their résumés.
Students are welcome to come with their résumés complete and ask for advice, according to the Career Week Web page.
“I had a résumé I thought was pretty good,” said Mitchell Shields, a junior studying healthcare administration. “I had been using it forever. I didn’t know what my résumé could improve on until I went to get my résumé reviewed.”
Shield said the biggest outcome from going to the Résumé Café was having a résumé that looked interesting to employers for future jobs.
“I also learned how to better arrange my résumé and add on different parts to appeal to the different jobs that I would like to apply for,” Shields said.
Jon Garling, a sophomore studying business management, said he went to get his résumé looked over for advice.
“I got help to format my résumé and make it specific for each job,” Garling said.
Mock Interview Marathon
Local employers will be conducting the Mock Interview Marathon. They will sit down and give practice interviews to students for 15 minutes at a time.
The interviews will be held alongside the Résumé Café on Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in room 127A of the Manwaring Center.
Students should treat the interviews as professional as possible. The interviews are to prepare students for real interviews with employers and companies, according to the Career Week Web page.
The Winter 2015 Career Fair will be Feb. 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the BYU-Idaho Center.
There will be an attendance of more than 80 different companies and organizations.
Each organization will be looking for potential candidates for internships and job opportunities.
There will be graduate schools attending the career fair for students interested in furthering their education.
“I thought the career fair was a lot of fun because there are so many different people that are excited to share what they do,” said Kristina Stout, a junior studying horticulture.
Stout said the career fair is a great way to learn about different companies and network with them for internships.
Stout said if students are not sure what to do for a career yet, it is good to go anyway.
“You can take many classes for different majors, but why not just go to one place and get a little taste of everything,” Stout said.
Stout said the career fair opened her mind to the possible careers she could have within her major.
Adam Thomas, a sophomore studying accounting, said he never considered another career path going into college besides accounting.
The fair gave him a new vision of careers he could pursue.
“The career fair helped me see the options outside of the career I had chosen to follow, knowing there is more than just the path you think you want,” Thomas said.
Garling said the fair gave him a wider range of career routes. Although he is studying business management, he found himself interested in healthcare administration as well.
“The career fair was really interesting, the people were nice, and if you wanted a question answered, all you had to do was ask,” said Sergio Perez, a sophomore studying business. “I asked what was necessary for me to be where the employers were positioned, and they gave me a lot of advice on what classes I should take and the paths I needed to follow.”
Perez said getting his questions answered by people who already excelled in his career field helped him get where he is today in his studies.