Companies and Schools:
Thanksgiving Point, Utah Valley University, Brigham Young University
Exhibit Design Assistant, Content Development Intern, Experiential Studio and Online Learning Supervisor
Why did you pursue a career in the instructional design and technology field?
I loved the opportunity to think about learning and design and combine my interests of multimedia, graphic design, learning theory, and service.
What are some of your day-to-day responsibilities in your roles?
Coordinate projects with a design team of 3. I meet with librarians and collaborate to create solutions and resources for the teaching efforts. I also manage scheduling and resource development for a collaborative space in the library.
How have you found your jobs? What advice do you have for someone trying to find a job in the instructional design and technology field?
I volunteered at a place until I was hired, then worked on a project which led me to another job. I would recommend talking and shadowing as many people as you can. I crossed off a lot of jobs I thought I would enjoy by asking about people's day to day work. Also, don't over stress because you can't find the specific dream job. It always works out.
In what ways did your graduate program prepare you for your career?
I can't remember a lot of the specific things we discussed, but going through the design process so many times really helped to develop the right instincts for design. It provided a solid foundation of ways to think and knowing what kinds of questions to ask when solving problems.
Learn more about the career paths and day-to-day responsibilities of people working in the Higher Education and K-12 sectors of the IDT field! Respondents are students and alumni of the BYU IP&T program.
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