Career Management

On Campus Recruiting

Willamette University welcomed a dynamic, energetic and motivated group of 100 new students ready to take their careers to the next level. Students have already begun their search for summer internships. Contact us for access to the resumeés of our new class of students. Please feel free to connect with us or post jobs/internships online.

Willamette MBA Student Profile

Full-Time MBA Programs

  • Approximate number of students enrolled per year: 180
  • Average Age: 26
  • Approximately 35% of students come from outside the U.S.
  • Available for: Full-time employment, part-time employment, internships and special projects.
  • Students are early in their career or seeking a career change.

MBA for Professionals Program

  • Approximate number of students enrolled per year: 110
  • Average Age: 34
  • Most students live within a one-hour radius of Salem and Portland, Oregon and are typically working full-time while attending Willamette. Students may seek projects or full-time employment during the program or as alumni.

Willamette MBA students bring the motivation, curiosity and knowledge necessary to help you achieve your organizational goals and objectives. Connecting with students at on- or off-campus events provide a unique opportunity for the student and the employer to kick off a mutually beneficial relationship.

Opportunities & Events

On Campus Recruiting

Our Career Management staff will work with you to arrange interviews, provide information sessions, give access to resumé books or provide personal referrals. Job or internship postings can be submitted via our online job board, MBA Focus. 

Career Fairs & Career Close-Up Events

Participate in our Personalized Career Fairs and other Career Close-Up Events, in the fall or spring terms. These events give students an opportunity to meet you in small group formats or one-on-one.

Willamette also sponsors and supports the Northwest MBA Career Conference in the winter each year, where institutions accredited by AACSB International invite employers to connect with MBA students through workshops, panels, information sessions, and open networking.  In addition, Willamette works with a number of industry-specific and demographic-specific career fairs in the region and around the country such as NSHMBA and NWMBA.

Company Treks

Let students experience your organization first hand. Site visits and company treks are an excellent way to introduce MBA students to your culture, your people and your facilities. Most treks include 10-25 students and are two hours in length.

Internships and Projects

Many employers use internships and projects as a recruiting tool. We encourage you to consider using one or more students to help your organization. Sample projects can be found on MBA Focus.

Functional Career Panels

The Willamette MBA Career Management team and student-run professional organizations host panels where you can share career advice and connect with students interested in working in a particular field. Panels can take place on campus or on site at your organization.

Mock Interviews & Resumé Reviews

During the fall semester Career Management course, students are required to go through a mock recruiting process which includes submitting a resumé and cover letter for a sample job, phone screening and full mock interview. We welcome alumni, professionals and recruiters to volunteer and take part as Interviewers.

Mentorship Program

Get involved in the career development of future leaders. Students are matched with successful professionals in a variety of fields to support professional development. Our mentors find this a great way to get to know students and network with other professionals.

Guest Speakers, Power Lunches and Executive-in-Residence

Share information about your organization or career field with a targeted group of MBA students. You have the opportunity to present company-specific information and connect with students that have specific questions about careers in your organization or field. Power Lunches and Executive-in-Residence programs invite top-level managers and executives to campus to provide an in-depth presentation on their experience, career progression and organizations. This may include a visit to one or more Willamette MBA classes.

For more information contact the Willamette MBA Career Management Staff.