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Recruiting Tips

Career Fairs
Info Sessions
On-Campus Internships
Career Services

Handshake is BYU’s career services management platform, and all recruiting is done through the website. As a BYU student, you can set up a profile using your BYU NetID and password. Employers recruiting specifically to BYU students and recruiters from across the country can reach out to you via your profile.

Through Handshake, you can RSVP for info sessions and recruiting events on campus, check out company profiles, send and receive messages, and apply for jobs and internships.

Before you start applying for internships or jobs, make sure your resume clearly communicates your skills and experience.

1. Create your resume using the helpful tips on the University Career Services website

2. Visit the Career Studio in 2590 WSC and have a trained UCS employee look over your resume. The Career Studio is open Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm. Walk ins are welcome, or set up an appointment here.

3. Get help fine tuning and catering your resume to a specific industry from our Career Director, Amanda Peterson. Make an appointment here or email her at

Create a LinkedIn profile if you don’t have one already. If you do have a profile, make sure it is up-to-date with your most recent job and internship experience. Connect with BYU Economics and join our LinkedIn Group, “BYU Economics—Alumni and Student Network

Join clubs related to your career interests. The Economics Student Association (ESA) is sponsored by the Economics Department. Students who join ESA have opportunities to connect with fellow students, faculty, alumni, and visiting scholars.

The Marriott School of Business has several clubs that are focused on more specialized career tracks. These clubs are open to all majors and help students network and prepare for jobs in these career fields. Find them at this link.

Career Fairs are facilitated by University Career Services and held twice a year (in October and January). There is also a STEM Fair (held the week before each of the general Career Fairs) and a Summer Job Fair held in March. This is a great opportunity to meet with many employers in one place. For tips on navigating and preparing for the Career Fair, check out Career Fair 101 on the UCS website.

Info Sessions are the perfect opportunity to meet potential employers that come to campus. All info sessions are posted on Handshake. You must RSVP for info sessions on Handshake:

On-Campus Internships
On-campus internships are unpaid, 3.0 credit internships run through the Marriott School of Business. Students work on teams of 3-5 for a real company while staying in Provo. On-campus internships are available during fall and winter semesters.

All students are invited to apply. This is a great way to gain experience for your resume while taking classes. More detailed information and application instructions can be found here.

Social Impact Projects
Social Impact Projects are on-campus internships run through the Ballard Center that focus on solving social issues. Details and application instructions can be found here.

There are many tips and information found on the Career Services website.

Economics Career Director
Amanda Peterson
(801) 422-3000