Welcome to the Career Center at Boise State University. As an alumnus of Boise State University, you have life-long access to the Career Center. Our staff of professionals are here to assist you with your plans to start, transition, or enhance your career.
All Boise State University graduates can access any Career Center service at no cost for up to one year after their graduation.
Following the one year grace period, charges for Career Center services will be as follows:
|Service/Program||Boise State Alums||**Boise State Graduates who are Members of the Boise State University Alumni Association|
|Access to Handshake (our web-based job posting system)||FREE||FREE|
|Use of our Resource Room and Computer Lab||FREE||FREE|
|Walk-In Resume Appointment (15 min)||FREE||FREE|
|Career Counseling Appointment||$20||FREE|
|Career Assessment Appointment||$20||FREE|
|Resume and/or Cover Letter Appointment||$20||FREE|
|Practice Interview Appointment||$20||FREE|
|LinkedIn, Social Media, Branding and Networking Appointment||$20||FREE|
|Access to On Campus Recruiting||FREE||FREE|
|Attendance for any workshop||FREE||FREE|
|Attendance at any Career Fair||FREE||FREE|
** Only graduates of Boise State University are eligible to participate in the Career Center Services for Alumni program. Members of the Boise State University Alumni Association must present their membership card at time of appointment in order to receive the discount. If an Alumni Association card is not presented, the general alumni rate will be charged or the appointment can be rescheduled.
Appointments must be scheduled in advance. Please call (208) 426-1747 to schedule an appointment. Payment for services is due at the time of the appointment. The Career Center can accept cash, personal checks, or credit cards. Receipts can be provided.
Access to Handshake
Handshake is an online database for Boise State students and alumni. Employers list jobs (full-time, part-time, seasonal, on-campus, off-campus) and internships. Thousands of employers have registered and hundreds of opportunities are available 24/7. Learn more and register for Handshake.
Virtual Career Center
You may access the Virtual Career Center at any time for no cost. The Virtual Career Center provides tools and resources to help with your career planning or job search needs, and includes access to interactive virtual workshops and career information databases. Visit the Virtual Career Center.
Resource Room/Computer Lab
The Boise State University Career Center resource room and computer lab, located inside the Career Center, is available to students and graduates of Boise State University to search for career information and job opportunities.
Walk-In Resume Appointments
Does your resume pass the 30-second test? Drop by the Career Center during our walk-in hours for a 15-minute resume critique or to get a quick job search question answered. First-come, first-served. If you need additional help, schedule an appointment to meet with us! Available only during fall and spring semesters, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. To make the best use of your 15 minutes, we recommend you visit the Virtual Career Center page on Application Materials and complete the virtual workshop on resume strategies or the virtual workshop on cover letters before coming in.
Career Counseling and Career Assessment Appointments
Career planning generally involves getting to know who you are, what you want, and how to get there. Keep in mind that career planning is a continuous process that allows you to move from one stage to another stage as your life changes. Learning to navigate the career planning process now is essential, considering most people will change careers several times in a lifetime. Get additional information on career planning and career counseling. As part of career counseling, your career counselor may recommend a career assessment. The Boise State Career Center offers the following career assessments: Sigi 3, MBTI, and the Strong Interest Inventory. Get more information on career assessments.
Resume/Cover Letter Appointment
Individual assistance with resumes, cover letters, or job applications is available from the experienced staff of the Career Center. To make the best use of your appointment time, we recommend you visit the Virtual Career Center page on Application Materials and complete the virtual workshop on resume strategies or the virtual workshop on cover letters before your appointment.
Practice Interviewing Appointment
Hone your interviewing skills with a simulated interview. To make the best use of your appointment time, we recommend you visit the Virtual Career Center page on Interviewing and complete the Successful Interviewing virtual workshop before your appointment.
LinkedIn, Social Media, Branding and Networking Appointment
Getting a job these days is not easy. It usually requires having a strong network of people in your field who want to help you, as well as being one of the strongest candidates in your field… and those things are not going to happen overnight. On average, it’s taking college grads 6-9 months to get hired. We can help you develop a customized job search plan, networking strategy, personal brand, and online presence. To make the best use of your appointment time, we recommend you visit the Virtual Career Center page on the Job Search Process and complete the Job Search Process virtual workshop before your appointment.
Access to On-Campus Recruiting
On-campus interviews are scheduled through Handshake, our on-line job referral and on-campus-recruiting system. Register for access to Handshake.
During the fall and spring semesters the Career Center facilitates in-person workshops on various career and job related topics. View our workshop schedule here.
The Career Center hosts several annual events intended to connect students/alumni with employers. View a list of events and details.
Hours and Location
We are extremely interested in your continued career success.
Please come and visit us at the Career Center!
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
1464 University Drive in the Academic & Career Services Building (across from the Rec Center)
The Career Center Services for Alumni Program is not directly associated with the Boise State University Alumni Association. It is administered by the Career Center, a department in the Division of Student Affairs at Boise State University.