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9 Things Interviewers Never Tell Job Candidates, but Should

In the best job interviews the candidate says a lot and the interviewer very little – after all, the interview is about the candidate, not the interviewer.  But there are some things interviewers would love to tell job candidates well before the interview starts.   Read more:

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Alumni Advice

Network, network, network! I got my first "real" job out of grad school by networking. I was working as a barista at Starbucks because I didn't know what I wanted to do with my life and I needed some money. My Starbucks store was in the basement of a building that housed the corporate headquarters of a major ISP, so most of the customers worked at that company. When I decided that I wanted to go into training, I started networking with my Starbucks customers and eventually got my resume on the desk of the hiring manager for the trainer position. Networking works!  Kelly A. ’95 (Eng) ’02 (MBA), Instructional Designer, AT&T


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Are you using Switchboard to connect?

A recent post asked for informational interviews with someone in Analytics in Seattle. She was provided with the contact information for 3 WU Alumni Association board members, a career advisor, and a WU Alumni Facebook group for her area.  No request is too ‘out there’ to get some great results and contacts who want to assist you.  And it’s FREE.

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Jobs and internships.

Jobs and internships are posted on JobCat. First time users must register.

Here are some great  opportunities:

  • 17530 - International Peer Coach – TIUA, On-campus, Education, Paid
  • 18387 - On-Call Catering Staff – Bon Appetit,On-campus, Paid
  • 18853 - Video Coordinator, WU Athletics - Basketball - On-campus, Paid
  • 17548 - Before & After School Program Assistant - Grant Community School, Federal work study, Paid
  • 18935 - Better Burger Informational Management Intern, Marion Polk Food Share - Internship, Unpaid
  • 18889 - State Representative Campaign Intern, State Representative Betty Komp - Internship, Unpaid, Government

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Internships at Intel

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NFL Recruiting

We are currently recruiting for the 2015 Junior Rotational Program.  The Junior Rotational Program is an entry-level program for students graduating in the 2014 to 2015 school year.  Hurry and apply now because the deadline for submissions is Friday, September 26th.  For more information and to apply, visit the NFL League Employment site at and search for requisition #1167.     Internship opportunities will be available in the coming months too! Stay tuned for upcoming summer internship opportunities at the NFL League office and year-round opportunities at NFL Films on!

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Sustainability Conference – Free

The annual conference of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) is convening in Portland from Sunday Oct 26 to Wednesday Oct 29.

Willamette University's Sustainability Institute is accepting applications from students to attend the student summit on Sunday October 26. Students selected will have their registration covered, and provided lunch and transportation to/from campus.

With nearly 2,000 participants, the AASHE conference is the largest stage in North America for higher education sustainability thought leadership. Attendees from around the world share innovations, activities, frameworks, learning outcomes, tools, strategies, research, theory and leadership initiatives that are changing the face of sustainability in higher education.

How to Apply (Deadline Monday Sept 22)  Students seeking to attend the conference must commit to leaving campus by 7:00am on Sunday October 26 and returning as late as 9pm. Please do not apply if you do not feel you can commit to this.

Applications must be emailed to Joe Abraham, Director, Willamette University Sustainability Institute by the deadline of  11:59pm on Monday September 22 (

Applications can be either an attached doc/pdf or in the email body. Please only use "AASHE Conference Student Application" in the subject heading to ensure your application is received and reviewed. Students will be notified by Friday September 26.

Complete applications include the following:

  • 1. Full name, year & major(s) if declared, student ID #, and cell number.
  • 2. A statement of interest (not to exceed 250 words) reflecting the summit/conference agenda, how it connects with your academic directions, activities, and personal goals and interests, and your interest in helping Willamette University articulate and advance a set of institutional goals around sustainability.

Joe Abraham, Ph.D., Director, Willamette University Sustainability Institute and Zena Forest & Farm  (503) 370-6482

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