Why did you pursue a career in the instructional design and technology field?
I enjoy the research, evaluation, innovation, creativity, design, and experience design. I want to find ways these subjects can intersect to empower people.
What are some of your day-to-day responsibilities in your roles?
Consulting with clients to understand their research needs, designing and reviewing research plans, developing instruments (surveys, interview and focus group protocols), conducting interviews and focus groups, analyzing data, creating reports, presenting to clients.
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 received an email from the department informing me of a job. I would advise people to follow the Spirit in their job search and allow the Lord to present them with the right opportunities for them.
In what ways did your graduate program prepare you for your career?
I learned valuable design and research skills, as well as the ability to navigate between details and the big picture of how everything is related. I learned to consider the experiences of individuals, which informs a lot of what I do when creating research plans and instruments.
Learn more about the career paths and day-to-day responsibilities of people working in the government, museums, and religious or non-profit sectors of the IDT field! Respondents are students and alumni of the BYU IP&T program.