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LDS Business College honored as 'Model of Efficiency'

by | Aug. 05, 2013

News from Utah

LDS Business College is one of eight colleges and universities nationwide being honored by University Business magazine in its summer 2013 “Models of Efficiency” national recognition program. Sponsored by Higher One, a leader in providing services to higher education administrators and students at more than 1,600 campuses across the U.S., the Models of Efficiency program recognizes innovative approaches for streamlining higher education operations through technology and/or business process improvements.

“LDSBC’s new career development business model is an industry game changer,” said Tim Goral, senior editor of University Business. “The revamped career education program’s improvements serve as a great role model for other higher ed institutions to follow.”

LDS Business College’s Career Services department, staffed with 1-2 counselors, is responsible for preparing the college’s 2,200 students for the post-college job search. They help students craft résumés and cover letters, and practice interviews through career preparation courses and individual appointments. The center also holds semi-annual job fairs on campus, which draw around 100 students.

Challenged to reach more students more effectively, the college revamped Career Services and sought the help of the Student Development Center. Leveraging existing curricula, they focused on courses into which career preparation lessons could be incorporated. School Career Counselor Barbara Thompson developed 13 Career Development Milestones and wove them into the 2012 curriculum.

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