Career Day: Musician (Orchestra)

Imagine going to your job and that when you finish for the day, the people around you clap vigorously and smile because they appreciate what you have created with your work. I am Leticia Oaks Strong, a violist in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. I love that I am able to create music that can […]

Career Day: Anesthesiologist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. What do you do? My name is Cathie Tingey Jones. I recently moved to Eugene, Oregon, after being away from Oregon for twenty years. I grew up about forty miles away in Corvallis, Oregon. I’m an anesthesiologist, which is a physician who specializes in anesthesia. […]

Career Day: Project Management

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. Hi! I’m Lauren, currently living in Salt Lake City and working for American Express. I’ve bounced around the country a bit, growing up in Oklahoma, followed by college in Washington DC, then a few years in both Phoenix and Los Angeles, before settling into Utah […]

How To: Apply to College

by: Heidi Doxey Summer is over. “Back to School” season is over. The holidays are looming (there are already decorated Christmas trees in my grocery store, right next to the Halloween candy). High school seniors: it is time to start filling out college applications. What? But it’s only October!? Yep. The best time to submit […]

Career Day: Pharmacist

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Janice Muehle, and I grew up in Sandy, Utah. I currently live in Taylorsville, and I have never lived outside the Salt Lake Valley. I graduated from pharmacy school in May 2014, and I am now a community (retail) pharmacist. I married […]

Career Day: Editor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Stacy Whitman, and I’m the publisher of Tu Books, an imprint of Lee & Low Books. I grew up on a farm in Illinois, and now live in New York City, where I acquire, edit, and publish diverse middle grade and young […]

Career Day: Marine Corps Officer and Pilot

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Janine K. Spendlove and I’m originally from St. George, Utah, but ever since graduating from BYU in 1999 with my BA in history teaching I’ve lived wherever the US Marine Corps has sent me and my family. Currently I’m deployed, and my […]

Career Day: Social Worker

Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Karen Salisbury and I am a clinical social worker. I grew up in Sacramento, CA, but have lived in Utah County for the past 28 years. I’ve been married for 34 years and have 4 children. I received both my Bachelors and Masters degrees from Brigham […]

Career Day: Chemist

My name is Erin Olson. I live in Orem, Utah. I have a wonderful husband and 5 children — 3 great step children and 2 of my own. I enjoy living in Utah and being so close to the temples and great recreational opportunities. I am originally from the farm town of Sterling, Colorado. Both […]

Career Day: Career Counselor

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Summer and I live in London, Ontario, Canada. I currently work as an employment counselor at Nokee Kwe, a nonprofit agency. I have an Honours BA in social justice and peace studies and an MEd in educational studies, with a focus on […]

Career Day: Clinical Research Coordinator

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job? My name is Mikaela Larson. I grew up in Providence, Utah before moving to Sandy, Utah as a teenager. I attended Smith College in Massachusetts where I studied Neuroscience and earned All American honors as an alpine ski racer. My husband and I enjoyed living […]

Video Series Featuring BYU Women Faculty: An Interview with Producer Amy Jensen

by Melanie Steimle Earlier this year the BYU Theater and Media Arts Department, in partnership with the BYU Faculty Women’s Association, released By Study, By Faith: Choosing a Good Part, a web-series of ten short films and additional written stories about BYU faculty women and their pursuit of learning. I recently sat down with Amy […]

Career Day: Deaf Studies

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Kati Morton. I am originally from Pleasant Grove, Utah. I have a BA in Deaf Studies from Utah Valley University (UVU) and a MA in Deaf Studies with a Concentration in Deaf History from Gallaudet. I have lived in the Washington, DC […]

Career Day: Online Education

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. Hi, I’m Kelli. Good conversation over dinner with friends, browsing Spotify playlists, The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Instagram, and manicures are some of my favorites in life right now. Most all my energy and thoughts focus on my job as an online course producer for […]

Career Day: Writer

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. I’m a St. George, Utah girl who somehow ended up living in Switzerland. My husband got a job offer in Switzerland the same week as the company I was working for was taken over, so we saw that as a sign that we should definitely […]

A “Just in Case” Education is Not Enough

by Michelle Mooy When I was 30 the unthinkable happened. My husband died of heart failure. I was a mother of an infant and a 3 year old, and I was a widow. Luckily, I had my “just in case” education. I would be fine! My two bachelor’s degrees were all I needed to support […]

Career Day: Nonprofits

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Ann Korologos Bazzarone. I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, but have lived for most of my life in the Washington D.C. area. My education and career path has been somewhat of a nontraditional and winding road, but I am currently […]

Career Day: Physician Assistant

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. My name is Megan and I grew up in rural eastern Oregon. I live in Nampa, a suburb of Boise, Idaho. My husband and I met at Utah State University and were married while still undergrads. Together we obtained our Master’s degrees in Physician Assistant […]

Career Day: Museum Educator

Tell us a little about yourself and about your job. What do you do? My name is Katy Knight. I’m from Provo, Utah, and I currently live here. I work at the Bean Life Science Museum as the education administrator. My bachelor’s degree is in biology education, my master’s degree is in botany (I studied […]

Almost Cut My Hair

by Bryn Watkins It normally goes like this: “I’ve really been thinking I’m going to do it. I’m going to cut my hair. Like, maybe Britney-in-2007-style, but more likely Emma-in-2010.” “That’s brave.” “I know, can you imagine! Man. I think I’m going to do it.” “I’d love to do that. There’s just no way I […]

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