Center for New Directions

The Center for New Directions at CEI is one of six programs in Idaho whose mission is to assist adults wishing to change or improve their education and/or employment. We specialize in career development services for single parents, displaced homemakers, those considering non-traditional training or employment and other special populations. Services to provide support and career opportunities for CEI students are available.

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What and Who

Plan for Success

A counselor will meet with you to determine what your needs are. If you wish to explore new careers or acquire new skills, career exploration is available. If you are a student and want to ensure success in your program or optimal placement in employment, the counselor will assist with effective study strategies, managing test anxiety, overcoming barriers and connecting to campus and community resources.

Non-Traditional Student Support Services

A gender-specific non-traditional student is one whose gender is under-represented in his/her career field (less than 25%) If you are a woman entering the auto trades or a man entering most health professions you may qualify for additional resources thru the Center for New Directions.

Single Parent and Displaced Homemaker Program

From career counseling to individual Academic case management, the SP/DH program is designed to help single parents achieve academic, career, and personal success. Assistance includes:

Where to Start

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Looking for a career?  Use the Career Exploration links below to access career assessments that can help you find a career that fits your interests.

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Make an Appointment

Our Career Center staff are happy to meet with you.  They can recommend career exploration assessments, interpret results, navigate training options and more.  Call (208) 535-5363 to schedule an appointment, or email the Career Center at

Study Strategies Workshop

The Center for New Directions offers a variety of workshops on various study strategies. Topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Time Management
  • Note-Taking Strategies
  • Reading College Textbooks
  • Test Success Strategies and Managing Test Anxiety
  • Many More, Just ask or suggest!

Helpful Resources

    Career Center Assessments

  • MBTI Personality Test
  • Strong Interest Inventory
  • Holland's Occupational Personality Types

Look for the next Clothesline Project in October. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Office Information:
P: 208-524-3000 Ext. 4
Located in Building 3
Call to set up an appointment
Walk-ins Welcome

Dean of
Student Affairs

Hailey Mack
O: 208-535-5337
C: 208-821-2410
Office 311

Interim Associate Dean of
Student Affairs

Julie McMurtrey
O: 208-535-5468
Office 591 - Building 5

Administrative Assistant
Shelley Campbell
O: 208-535-5491
Office 311

Director, Admissions
Justin Esplin
O: 208-535-5439
Office 311H

Raquel Cuevas
O: 208-535-5476
Office 353

Director, Financial Aid
Tiffany Cleverly
O: 208-535-5311
Office 311

Senior Coordinator
Disability Resources

Dan Bruderer
O: 208-535-5462
Office 591

Director, Counseling Services
Hailey Holland
O: 208-535-5622
Office 313

Senior Coordinator,
Advising Virtual Campus

Josh Peterson
O: 208-535-5382
Office 351