Career Services


Willamette Career Center

Meet over 125 recruiters/grad schools

First Avenue Career Expo, April 9, 2015, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

University of Portland Chiles Center

You will have the opportunity to meet over 125 recruiters regarding entry-level positions, internships, summer jobs, and graduate school programs. And back by popular demand, Contacts & Connections where you can chat with industry professionals, ask their advice, and learn tips for success.

To register visit the Career Center or go to where you can also view a list of attending recruiters.

Registration in advance in the Career Center (cash, check or student account) or online for $10.00. If you attend one of our prep sessions your fee will be refunded at the door. (Check with the Career Center for dates and times.) Come join us at the Fair, and then enjoy your evening in Portland. Round trip van transportation will be provided for the Fair only.

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Advice for Landing that Summer Job

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Anxiety and the Interview

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What is the purpose of a cover letter?

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Why send an Interview Thank You Note?

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Alumni Advice

“Be open-minded. My first jobs after graduating from Willamette were an internship with a city government and an analyst position with the State's Court Administrator. I never would have found these amazing opportunities had I pre-planned my post-graduate life. Talking to professionals about their career paths has also helped me find my direction; in my experience, everyone I approached was more than happy to talk to me. I'd definitely advise any students OR graduates to contact professionals working in areas that interest them, and ask for an opportunity to talk over coffee.“ Stephanie Davidson ’08 (Pol Sc). Recent grad from the U of O Law School. Looking to join Cosgrave Vergeer Kester in Portland.

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Jobs and internships.

Jobs and internships are posted on JobCat. First time users must register. Here are a few examples

Watch JobCat during spring break for Career Center job posting for 2015

Here are some on-campus opportunities:

  • 19713-Campus Life Honors and Awards Chair-WU-Part time, Paid
  • 19694-Office Clerk (Summer and Fall): WU Law School Placement Office-   Federal Work Study, Paid,
  • 19675-Campus Life Coordinator- WU (TIUA)- Admin/Support, Full Time, Paid
  • 19649-Food Service Associate- WU Bon Appetite-Part Time, Paid
  • 19638-Student Juror (30 positions)-WU Law- Project, Paid
  • 19637-Student Outreach Ambassador- WU Admissions- Federal Work Study, Part Time, Paid
  • 19625-Facilities Maintenance (Summer)-WU Facilities- Federal Work Study, Full time, Paid
  • 19603-Summer Support Staff-WU Events & Scheduling- Summer Jobs, Stipend
  • 19602-Youth Programs Assistant- WU Events & Scheduling- Summer Jobs, Stipend
  • 19601-Summer Conference Assistant- WU Events & Scheduling- Summer Jobs, Stipend
  • 19591-Social Media Intern-WU CCM-Internship, Unpaid

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Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program

Recruiting undergraduate applicants for the Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program (CIPSS) for fall 2015.  Eligible students will be considered for volunteer based tutor positions to provide academic tutoring support at the the Chemawa Indian School campus during the Evening Tutorial, Chemawa's defined study period, Monday through Thursday.  Liz Bahe, Director, Native American Programs, Willamette University, EMAIL, OFFICE  503-370-6960


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Spend a Summer Week at Harvard Business School

Apply for Harvard Business School's Summer Venture in Management Program    Application Deadline: May 11, 2015

The Harvard Business School (HBS) Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one-week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Founded over 30 years ago, this HBS tradition demonstrates the many rewards of an MBA degree to students who may not otherwise have considered this path. Participants spend a week on campus living the MBA student experience – attending classes, analyzing case studies, and debating management issues with peers and faculty.

This unique educational experience gives participants a broader understanding of the challenges business leaders face, the innumerable opportunities that exist in management, and the impact they can have on their community and the world with a graduate business education.

Participants will be selected based on academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and personal characteristics. Consistent with the objective of promoting educational diversity and opportunity in business leadership, additional criteria to be considered among others, are whether the applicant is:

  • The first family member to attend college;
  • A member of a group that is currently underrepresented in business schools and corporate America (e.g. African-American, Latino, Native American, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender);
  • From a family with little business education or experience; and/or
  • From a school whose graduates do not typically attend a top-tier university (e.g., attends a rural or predominantly minority college, or has attended a community college as part of a four-year degree).

The SVMP Application will be available online March 2, 2015. The application deadline is Monday, May 11, 2015. To apply, and for more information about SVMP, please visit the program’s website:

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