Why did you purse a career in the instructional design and technology field?
I was entranced by instructional design because it was a practical way to work with people and make an impact on the world. I love psychology, but I didn’t want to do therapy. This was a great way to get to do people-oriented research and design.
What are some of your day-to-day responsibilities in your roles?
Create and update online courses taught live through Zoom. Teach 1-day courses online through Zoom. Create and manage exams. Do UX research. Write and publish results.
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 found my current role on LinkedIn by following an organization I was really interested in. Advice: follow companies you want to work for, reach out and connect with people at those companies, ask for job opportunities even if there is nothing posted.
In what ways did your graduate program prepare you for your career?
1. It gave me the time and resources to solidify my personal opinions and values about learning and instructional design.
2. It taught me about doing research with people that’s applicable in many contexts (applied or academic).
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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