Find Tech-Savvy Students

Finding a “techie” (web or mobile developer, graphic designer, coder, etc.) for your project—anything from a CTO/partner for your new business venture to a person willing to help with a charity website—is challenging. Here are some tips for finding someone in the BYU community.

For Students Seeking Students

  1. Check out BYU Island, an active discussion group where many BYU tech-savvy students and alumni hang out to learn from one another. A post to the Jobs category will get your proposition in front of the majority of the people who traffic the site. If individuals aren’t looking, they may have a friend they can recommend, or can give feedback on a better place to find the talent you’re looking for.
  2. If you are looking for a cofounder to add to your team, check out Cougar Cofounders. It is a great resource to find or attract a potential partner for your venture.
  3. Network. Network. Network. Attend or consider joining the following clubs/groups:
  4. If you’re looking for a mobile app developer, consider checking out the Mobile App Competition. Coming to the kickoff and other supporting events of this competition is a great way to network with coders.
  5. Put your best foot forward by checking out this slide deck titled You’re Looking for a Technical Co-Founder from Alexey Komissarouk which was presented to the Wharton MBA Entrepreneurship Club and later found its way onto TechCrunch.

For Non-Students Seeking Students

  1. Check out BYU Island, an active discussion group where many BYU tech-savvy students (including alumni) hang out to learn from one another. A post to the Jobs category will get your proposition in front of the majority of the people who traffic the site. If individuals aren’t looking, they may have a friend they can recommend, or can give feedback on a better place to find the talent you’re looking for.
    • You’ll need a BYU Net ID to access the site.  If you don’t already have one, you can create one here.  If you already have one and have forgotten your password, you can reset it here.
    • If you don’t want to create a BYU Net ID, you can post your job(s) under the generic “recruiter” user account by contacting Reid Grawe (grawe@byu.edu) in the Marriott School Business Career Center.
  2. If the opportunity could be completed via an internship, consider the following options:
    • Participate in Utah Startup Marketplace. This is a job/internship fair for Utah-based startup companies.
    • Contact Roger McCarty at (801) 422-8928 or roger_mccarty@byu.edu to see if the opportunity might be a good fit for an on-campus internship.
  3. If you are looking for or considering adding a co-founder you should check out Cougar Co-Founders. It is a great resource to help you find or attract a potential partner for your venture.
  4. Post the opportunity to an online job/internship board:
  5. Contact the placement/recruiting representatives for these disciplines: