Student Development Center Advising & Resources
During your time at LDSBC, we want you to have the best experience possible as you prepare for real life and to meet God. This includes teaching you to: (1) realize your potential as an indispensable ‘beacon of light’ (Eyring, 2006) in the Lord’s kingdom on earth, and (2) become a highly marketable professional in an ever-changing and intensifying global economy. Although we do not know exactly what tomorrow will bring, we do know that the Lord has a special mission and calling for you and will guide you through your journey as you do your part. As you join with heaven to take charge of your spiritual and professional education by maximizing the spiritual and temporal resources available to you at LDSBC, you can become endowed with power from on high and more serviceable to God and His children.
Student Development Center
Office Hours: Mon - Fri (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. )
Select Links Below for Information & Resources
LDS Business College provides a systematic program of academic advising. The mission of this program is to ensure that all students attending LDS Business College are:
- Informed regarding College and program policies and procedures
- Assisted in planning career goals and selecting appropriate educational programs to achieve those goals
- Directed to campus services and resources designed to provide regular contact and support, and
- Tracked from entry through completion of their educational programs.
The academic advising process is divided into two functions: preparatory advising and academic program advising. Preparatory advising occurs at the student service level and includes information relative to admissions, college orientation, college policies and procedures, career counseling, and placement testing through the Learning Assistance Lab. Academic program advising occurs with an academic adviser with backup provided by student services. Based upon the educational program declared while registering for the first semester, students are assigned to an academic adviser. They provide students with academic advising departmental graduation plans that guide them in selecting and sequencing their courses and tracking their progress from entry to graduation. Advisers also advise students concerning special resources, challenge exams, transfer issues, career decisions relative to their current academic program, and special resources designed to provide support through completion of their educational program. Students are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser each semester as necessary to ensure they complete their program in a timely manner.
For academic advising assistance: new students call 801-524-8141, continuing students call, 801-524-8151.
CHOOSING A MAJOR & CAREER PATH
“You can get everything you hope for—and more—if you take personal responsibility for the design and construction of your education. The key is to be your own ‘general contractor’, the one who puts all of the pieces of a higher education together according to a careful personal plan.” (Major Decisions, H.J. Eyring, 2010 )
Taking Charge of Your Education & Career Guide
- Click here to learn about the Lord's promises for you as an LDSBC student and His covenant child
- Click here for a 'one-stop-shop' career exploration resource guide
Employers Want T-Shaped Professionals
Career Discovery & Design Guide (Made to be Used With Self & Career Assessments Listed Below)
- Click here for Career Discovery & Design guide
Self and Career Assessment Resources
- Click here for ACT Profile (Available May 2013 Only)
- Click here for Dunn & Dunn's Learning Style Model instructions
- Click here for a Multiple Intelligences Test (based on Howard Gardner's MI Model)
- Click here for StrengthsFinder access instructions
- Click here for TypeFocus access instructions
FINANCIAL RESOURCES & PLANNINGFinancial Aid Information
- Click here for LDSBC Financial Aid Office contact information
- Click here for financial aid resource information
- Click here for access to scholarship, financial aid, and tuition information
- Click here to open and download a budgeting tool to help you take charge of your finances
- Click here for general housing information
Learning Enhancement Course Descriptions
- Click here for a list of learning enhancement course descriptions
- Click here for information about Foundations of Learning
REGISTERING FOR CLASSES
- Click here for class enrollment instructions
STUDENT TAILORED EDUCATION PLAN (STEP)
What is STEP?
The STEP (Student Tailored Education Plan) program has been designed to help you reach these aims learn, live, follow, and lead in the Lord’s way and become marketable for today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. You will develop these spiritual and professional competencies while living the Learning Pattern concepts and principles, and serving your peers, campus, and community. And as you discover, design, develop, and demonstrate transferable skills that are most sought after by employers in ever-changing and intensifying economies.
STEP 1 - DISCOVER
In this first phase (STEP 1 - Discover) you will have the opportunity to provide basic information about your educational goals, interests, and needs and to consider important decisions and resources that will shape your life.
STEP 2 - DESIGN
In (STEP 2 – Design), you will create, in consultation with a trained Student Development Center advisor, a customized educational plan tailored to your specific talents, needs, interests, and goals.
STEP 3 – DEVELOP & DEMONSTRATE
The next phase (STEP 3 – Develop and Demonstrate) you will develop and demonstrate your spiritual capacities and transferable-skills while utilizing LDSBC and community resources relevant to your plan.
Getting Started On Your STEP
Please take a few minutes to thoughtfully complete this initial STEP assessment. By doing so, you consent to release the information only to qualified College personnel who are trained to help you have an optimal experience at LDSBC. At the end of the assessment, you will be given instructions for scheduling your first appointment with a STEP advisor, to move forward with the STEP process. We look forward to working with you soon.
(1) Click here to complete your STEP assessment
(2) Schedule an appointment with a STEP adviser by calling 801-524-8151, sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or coming the the Student Development Center (9th floor)
STEP Resources (More resources coming soon!)
TRANSFORMATIVE SERVICE & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES
- Click here for information on how you can become a 'beacon of light' through service, learning, and leadership opportunities