“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.