Career Services cuts the ribbon on their Bridge

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BYU Career Services launched their new career and internship placement program with prominent speeches and a ribbon cutting April 7.

The BYU Bridge for career services launched April 7. Photo by Neil Harris.
The BYU Bridge for career services launched April 7. Photo by Neil Davies.

The BYU Bridge is a program that is replacing the current e-recruiting system. Due to the outdated model and difficulty with user interface, BYU’s Career Services has spent the better part of a year implementing the new “Bridge” system.

BYU Career Services hosted an event yesterday to commemorate the launch and implementation of this new system. Those in attendance were Dean Lee Perry from the Marriot School of Management, Vivint’s Vice-President of Innovation Jeremy Warren, as well as Steve Smith the director of Counseling and Career Services.

The event began with short speeches about the new system which spoke to the program’s versatility and ease of use. “The program is intuitive in nature, making it easier for students and employers to use,” said Tony Jewkes, external relations manager for University Career Services.

Jeremy Warren said from a recruiting standpoint, this change of system is a breath of fresh air.

The BYU Bridge for career services launched April 7. Photo by Neil Harris.
The BYU Bridge for career services launched April 7. Photo by Neil Davies.

“As an employer it’s become very simple in regards to hiring,” Warren said. “We are looking forward to continuing our great relationship and being a strong source of jobs for BYU students.”

Dean Perry from the Marriot School of Management, spoke of his positive experiences with the Bridge’s use in the business college. Reportedly, both the Marriot School and the Law School have been successfully using this program for some time now.

“This program will make a difference and it will bring our campus together more fully,” Perry said. “Today we’re cutting a ribbon and building a bridge.”

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