Resources and Information

Career and Personal Development

The right career preparation is the first step towards post-graduate success. BVU has enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff in Career and Personal Development who offer one-on-one attention to students at both the undergraduate and graduate level. With our professional connections and support, you can land an internship or job that puts your degree to work and launches your professional life. Start building your dreams with BVU.


Beaver Tracks

Beaver Tracks is BVU's online career resource portal for students, alumni, and employers. Share and learn about job and internship opportunities!

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Career Alignment

BVU’s Career & Personal Development works with students to find major and career opportunities that align with their goals, values, and personality. 

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Interview Preparation

From resume development, to interview etiquette, to salary negotiation, Career & Personal Development will prepare you to land your dream job. 

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Industry Connections

Through our growing alumni network, we nurture connections with a variety of industries to connect you to the job or internship you desire. 

Assessment of Interests, Strengths, Values, and Abilities

Are you on the right track? Discover more using these online resources. 

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Student Resources

It's never too early to start preparing for your career. See how BVU can help you succeed. 

Semester, May Term, and Summer Internships

Questions Regarding Graduate and Professional Programs

Alumni Connections

Practice Interviews

  • Practice with the Pros (For more information email
  • Individualized Career/Graduate School Interviews
  • Big Interview - interview training courses


  • An AI-powered platform for students to build resumes, write cover letters, prepare for interviews, and review your LinkedIn profile
  • Pre-filled content, instant feedback, and next-word prediction, and resume job matcher will help you tailor for specific jobs!
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Success After BVU

Buena Vista University alumni are welcome to utilize the services, programs, and events provided through Career & Personal Development to pursue continued professional success. Work with us one-on-one or utilize the online resources below. 

Career Search Strategies

Career Events

Year of Service and “Gap Year” Programs

Career & Personal Development helps prepare BVU students for life and career. Contact our Staff

Employers and Graduate Schools

Looking to work with BVU students? Discover how you can help!

Recruitment Services

Reach out to BVU Students and post a job or internship opportunity in Beaver Tracks.

Visit our Campus

Alumni and employers are welcome to visit our beautiful lakeside campus to engage students and professors for available job and internship opportunities.

Information Sessions for Students

Contact Career & Personal Development in order to reach out to our students in these additional ways:

Information Table: Set up a display table on campus.

Presentation: Speak to a student organization.

Classroom: Present in a classroom. Faculty approval required.

Alumni: Assist Current Students

You’ve been where our students are. We invite you to stay involved with BVU to assist our students with career decisions and opportunities. Here are a few ways you can reach out to current students.

Employment and Internship Opportunities

Tell us about job or internship opportunities in your organization, post a job or internship on Beaver Tracks, or contact us if you wish to recruit on campus. We’ll be happy to host you.

Informational Interviews

We welcome your willingness to take a phone call, reply to an email message, or meet with a student who wants to learn more about what it takes to be successful.

Student Development Events

Events are offered each semester to assist students in developing their career etiquette, and we love to have alumni be an active part of that.  If you are interested in helping with an event, contact our office to hear about the various events' dates and details.

Classroom Visits and Events

Faculty often appreciate having alumni return to campus or speak with their classes virtually, so students can receive knowledge directly from the field.  If a faculty member reaches out to you, we are always happy to help assist with scheduling and optimizing your time assisting students.

Meet Our Staff

Heather Grover
Heather Grover
Assistant Director of Career & Leadership Development
Meet Heather
Mandi Mollring
Assistant Dean for Student Success and Campus Engagement
Meet Mandi


Career and Personal Development
800.383.2821 ext 2440.