Why did you pursue a career in the instructional design and technology field?
I pursued a career in instructional design because I care about education and wanted to expand my opportunity to have impact for good. The platforms you can teach through are expanding and I wanted to learn how to utilize the tools effectively.
What are some of your day-to-day responsibilities in your roles?
Instruct courses on personal development, train trainers, work on a team to develop company learning programs, coaching, talent manage.
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 have loved my jobs. I feel like I have had opportunity to be exposed to many different fields of study and learning approaches. I've had opportunity to use the skills we learned in our program and deepen them. The most rewarding parts of my career have been with the people I get to work with and have an impact on through my roles. The advice I have is to remember that there are people impacted by all your tasks and they matter most.
In what ways did your graduate program prepare you for your career?
My graduate program has helped me to be intentional in the work I do. I feel the knowledge and skills gained have been invaluable to performing jobs well. The professors, other students, and BYU as a whole built me as a person and increased my capacity. I'm very grateful.
Learn more about the career paths and day-to-day responsibilities of people working in the corporate sector of the IDT field! Respondents are students and alumni of the BYU IP&T program.
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