Career Management

Career Close-up Events

Willamette's Career Close-up Events include Personalized Career Fairs, Employer Spotlights, Mock Interviews, and Company Treks.  These personalized career-focused events are designed to provide students with small group or one-on-one interactions with employers and corporate partners.  Employers and Recruiters tell us that the traditional career fair format isn't meeting their needs and they prefer smaller group interactions with an opportunity to get to know students on an informal basis. Students also prefer the intimate atmosphere of our personalized career events with opportunities to get to know employers over candid conversations.  Over time, many of these initial relationships result in internships and job offers, though having current job openings is not a requirement for participation.

Purpose of Events

  • recruit MBA candidates
  • gain exposure to your company
  • develop a strong candidate pool
  • make professional connections with our future leaders
  • provide professional advice and feedback
  • view the quality of Willamette MBA candidates

No charge or fees associated with Willamette MBA career events.  You are our guest!

What to Bring
Company brochures, handouts, recruiting materials, etc...
NOTE: No need to bring heavy booth materials for Personalized Career Fairs since you will be moving around to different tables throughout the day

Days & Times

Personalized Career Fairs and Mock Interviews typically are held on Fridays when students do not have class and are typically between 3-4 hours, but we are flexible if your schedule only allows you to join for a limited duration. 

Employer Spotlights typically take place on Wednesdays during the Atkinson Hour (12:15-1:00pm), but we are happy to accommodate you on a different day/time if you prefer.  

Willamette's Salem Campus - 900 State St, Salem, OR 97301
Willamette's Portland Campus - 1120 NW Couch St, Ste. 450, Portland, OR 97209
If an event is not located on our campus, it will be clearly specified.

For additional questions, contact WU MBA Career Management Office at 503.370.6167 or

Please use our RSVP Form to register for the 2014-2015 Career Close-up Events below.

Employer Spotlights
Please register below for available dates and times.

Mock Interviews
Date: Friday, November 14, 2014
Time: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Location:  Willamette University, Salem Campus, 315 Winter St. SE, Salem, OR 97301

Spring Personalized Career Fair
Date: Friday, March 6, 2015
Time: TBD
Location: Willamette University, Salem Campus

Spring Mock Interviews
Date: Friday, February 6, 2015
Time: 8:30am – 5:00pm
Location: Willamette University, Salem Campus

Want to Participate?
To REGISTER for the 2014-2015 Career Close-Up Events, please follow these steps:
Log in to MBA Focus here.  If you are a first-time user, you'll be prompted to create an account.
From the main dashboard, click on the tab On-Campus Requests from the top menu bar.
Click on Single Company Event to sign up for an Employer Spotlight.
Click on Multiple Company Event to sign up to attend a Personalized Career Fair, Company Trek, or Mock Interviews.
Career Management will contact you to confirm details, once we receive your request.

Check back soon for schedule!