By JENNY GIAUQUE
The Career Placement Services Center has moved to 2410 ELWC.
Lloyd Hawkins, Manager of Career Placement at BYU, said that the move has been in the works for three or four years and is now complete.
Hawkins said that the main reason for moving over to the newly remodeled Wilkinson Center, is to have a larger more functional facility. He said, the center will now have a larger library, and additional space for open houses and job fairs taking place during the evening hours.
“The Wilkinson Center is a more central location for both students and employers to function in,” Hawkins said.
More than 800 employers visit the center each year looking for students to enter the work force, he said. Hawkins also said that the new office will have several additional interview rooms for employers and students to meet in.
Hawkins stated that a self-study conducted on the center initiated some changes. Some of these changes are a new location, affiliation with a new department and merging with another office.
Hawkins said that the Career Placement Center has moved from Human Resources Services, to Student Life.
“We have combined the Placement Counseling Center and Career Services,” Hawkins said.
Ron Chapman, Director of the Counseling Career Center, will be director of the new unified office.
“We have combined the two offices in order to bring all areas together to assist students,” Chapman said.
Chapman said that having all services under one roof will greatly aid students. He emphasized the fact that the Career Placement Center can help all students, even those who have an open major.
“The Career Counseling Center offers services which all students need, career placement is only the final product,” Chapman said.
Hawkins encourages students to come to the new office and register as soon as possible — he especially stressed the need for students graduating in December, April and August.
Rebecca Smith, a receptionist at the Career Counseling Center, said that the move has been hectic and some of the regulations at the Wilkinson Center are different, such as not being able to put posters on the walls.
Smith also said that the office is now functioning, and she expects an increase in students at the new location.
“The office is busy year round,” she said.
The Career Placement Center is open Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center will have the first Career Fair of the semester on November 5 in the Wilkinson Ballroom.