Career Services

Parents

  1. When should students start using the Willamette Career Center?
  2. What does the Willamette Career Center offer?
  3. What can you do to help the Willamette Career Center?
  4. Willamette University Parents Website
  5. Additional Information for Parents
  6. Post a Position or Internship
  7. What is an Internship?
  8. First Avenue Career & Graduate School Fair
  9. Volunteer Opportunities

1. When should students start using the Willamette Career Center?

It is never too early to start thinking about career development. The earlier students start addressing career issues, the more successful they will be. We encourage students to start using our services as soon as they can.  We offer programs and services which they can take advantage of all four years.

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2. What does the Willamette Career Center offer?

The services are endless. Our office provides assistance in life and career preparation.  We offer many services to help your student become a strong candidate. Some of these services are: 

  • Info sessions and individual help with resumes and cover letter writing, interviewing, job-search skills
  • Individual vocational discernment and career advising
  • A library of books, industry-specific guides and career-related periodicals
  • Testing preparation
  • Internship opportunities
  • Peace Corps & Teach for America information
  • JET & KET program literature
  • On-campus recruiter visits
  • CareerTalk  e-newsletter
  • Government & Non-Profit opportunities
  • Alumni networking resources
  • Internship and Volunteer Fair
  • First Avenue Career & Grad School Fair
  • Etiquette guidance
  • Referral to other Important Campus Resources
  • Online services:
    • Skills assessments
    • Career & job search databases
    • What can I do with this Major?
  • Virtual Career Center:
    • JobCat
    • Optimal Resume
    • Career Beam
  • Alumni Networking - Compass

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3. What can you do to help the Willamette Career Center?

Help us develop internships, part-time, full-time and summer job opportunities. Provide us with contact information for decision-makers where you work. Encourage your student to visit the Willamette Career Center early to take advantage of all we have to offer. We want to be an integral part of their life while they are at Willamette. To find out more information read our Parents Brochure.

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4. Willamette University Parents Website

Receive up-to-date information at https:/www.willamette.edu/parents/index.html

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5. Additional Information for Parents

Oregon’s Partnership for Occupational and Career Information (POCI) undertook a project to deliver career information directly to a parent audience in order to better address two of its goals:

  1. Improve parent access to information and planning resources that relate educational preparation to career goals and expectations.
  2. Equip teachers, administrators, and counselors with the knowledge and skills needed to assist parents with occupational information, career exploration, and educational opportunities and financing.

To read their recommendations

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6. Post a Position or Internship

Willamette University is interested in helping you to successfully fill your available positions. Willamette students are interested in short-term and part-time employment and internships during their four years at Willamette, and long-term career opportunities after graduation.

If you would like to find out more information about the services that we can offer you, visit our Recruiting Policies and Services listed below or contact our office at 503-370-6413 or Connie Ralph at cralph@willamette.edu.

JobCat – Willamette University’s Online Job Board
We are proud to introduce our new online job board, JobCat (powered by Symplicity). With JobCat, employers can post jobs to our job board with just a click of a button. In addition, JobCat allows employers to maintain, edit, and post jobs at any time.

Recruiters are encouraged to register with JobCat. First-time users will be required to create an account. For instructions on registering or posting a job, please refer to our JobCat Employer User Guide (PDF). Any questions regarding this process can be directed to cs-job-postings@willamette.edu.

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7. What is an Internship?

Internships at Willamette University.

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8. First Avenue Career & Graduate School Fair

OLAPC Oregon Liberal Arts Placement Consortium (OLAPC) career & graduate fair is hosted by nine liberal arts schools each spring.

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9. Volunteer Opportunities

Direct opportunities to our Community Service Learning staff at service@willamette.edu


Recruiting Policies and Services

Recruiting Policies and Services

Willamette University Non-Discrimination Policy

Willamette University Non-Discrimination Policy

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