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Resources for Those Needing Career Planning or Job Search Assistance

The Career Center at Boise State exists to serve Boise State students and alumni; therefore, community members are not eligible for the majority of our in-person services. However, community members are welcome to utilize our Virtual Career Center.

Here are some additional resources you may find helpful:

  • Idaho Department of Labor – Services may include career assessment inventories, career information, job search guidance, assistance with applications, resumes, cover letters, and interviewing assistance. They offer workshops on a variety of job search topics as well as job clubs/networking groups, and host a variety of job fairs. They also have an employment resource center for all your job-seeking activities. Note: eligibility for particular services may depend on your situation. Check with the Department of Labor for more information.
  • Center for New Directions – Note: The Center for New Directions is a service of the College of Western Idaho. To be eligible for their services, you must meet certain criteria. Check with the Center for New Directions for more information. They assist single parents, displaced homemakers, and those pursuing careers typically held by the opposite gender, who are interested in CWI’s Career and Technical Education, Basic Skills Education, General Education Development, or English as a Second Language programs. They may provide career and educational counseling, assessment and testing, training in life skills, and pre-employment and pre-training preparation.

Download our Community Career Resources handout (Word document) for additional resources and tips for navigating a career transition.

Resources for Those Not in Need of Career Assistance

Are you a professional in the community looking for a way to help the next generation achieve their career goals? We have a program for you! You can get involved with the Boise State Career Center by joining our Alumni and Friends Career Volunteers program. You control how much time you want to spend and in what ways you help students. Here are some of the things you can choose to be available for:

  • Mentoring a student pursuing a career in the field or industry you’re in
  • Participating in an informational interview with a student interested in your career, where you answer questions about what you do and how you got to where you are, and offer advice
  • Providing a job shadow experience for a student
  • Participating in a panel during a career event
  • Speaking to a class
  • Conducting mock interviews or resume reviews with students

Learn more and sign up to be a Career Volunteer here!