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Career Services has moved! Come see us.

Let’s talk: Majors, Job Search, Internships, Feeling Stressed, Time Management, etc. We are here to help.

Career Services is now part of the Student Success Hub.

Our new location is in Matthews Hall, 1st Floor (facing Montag).

Our hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Call 503-370-6413 to schedule an appointment or come to our Drop-In hours Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Sign up for the free Big Life Plan workshop NOW!

The Career Center is beginning its Spring semester Big Life Plan workshop on Tuesday, February 9th. 

This FREE, 6 week, 1 hour per week workshop is a way for you to identify your skills and learn how to talk about them, clarify your vision for the future, and narrow down a career direction that is aligned with your values.  Essentially, you will have a clearer sense of your goals and life direction walking away from this workshop,  and that is an immensely rewarding and relieving feeling. 

This workshop is valuable for all classes, freshmen through seniors.

Please visit the Big Life Plan webpage for more info, or send an email to <mkronerd>.

If you are ready to finally pin down your not-quite clear future, Click Here to sign up!

Secured a Summer Internship Yet?

Read this blog post for tips:

Graduating Seniors …Keep Your Foot on the Accelerator

“A quick check of LinkedIn’s job postings this morning brought up nearly two hundred forty thousand full-time entry-level jobs.” Read more HERE



Job Seekers, Know These Email Signature Do's and Don'ts

Read the blog HERE

5 Surprising ways you can evaluate a potential employer on social media
Read the full article HERE

Jobs and internships

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

Here are some recent postings:

  • ID 21302 - Family Weekend Coordinator, WU Student Activities, Paid
  • ID 21274 - Barista, Bistro Willamette, Paid
  • ID 21263 - Communications Intern, Office of the Chaplains, Paid
  • ID 21265 - Program Intern, Office of the Chaplains, Paid
  • ID 21209 - Super Tutor, WU Learning Center, Paid
  • ID 21180 - Enrichment Academy Assistant, Grant Community School, Paid
  • ID 21156 - Community Mentor, WU Housing & Community Life, Paid (Stipend)
  • ID 21157 - Housing and Community Life Special Projects Intern, WU Housing & Community Life, Paid (Stipend)
  • ID 21133 - (Spring Break) WAVE Program Coordinator, WU Office of Community Service Learning, Paid (Stipend)
  • ID 21058 - Adult Education Assistant, Salem Family Literacy Program, Paid
  • ID 20619 - Exercise Science Lab Technician, Department of Exercise Science, Paid
  • ID 20542 - Translator, WU College of Law, Paid
  • ID 20220 - Federal Work Study Tutors, Judson Middle School, Paid

Other Opportunities

Costco Hiring:


Jamba Juice is hiring for Asst Managers and Supervisors.

Join us at our upcoming Job Fair!!!


1110 Commercial St NE, Salem, Or   

Join us February 4, 2016(Thursday)  12pm to 4pm

Bring completed application(avail online at

So… What does it take?

  • Experience as a Team Lead (a plus, but not required)
  • Great Communication Skills
  • Good Presentation Skills
  • Ability to Motivate Others
  • Desire to Deliver A Wow to every Guest!
  • Ability to Set a Great Example
  • And What’s in It for Me?
  • Able to work in & help create a Fun & Positive Atmosphere!
  • The ability to work with extra-curriculars & schedules
  • Ability to educate customers on benefits of fruit!
  • To be a part of building a team that can deliver A ”Wow” each time.
  • Fantastic opportunity to teach and coach.

Summer Teaching Positions Available: Teach Reading to Students of All Ages This Summer
  • ·         Earn more than $6,000 during the summer. Teachers typically earn between $550 and $700 per week while teaching.
  • ·         Gain over 500 hours of teacher-training and teaching experience with a variety of age groups.
  • ·         Help students of all ages develop their reading skills and ability to become imaginatively absorbed in books.

The Institute of Reading Development is seeking candidates for summer 2016 teaching positions. We seek applicants with an undergraduate degree or higher from anydiscipline. We provide a paid training program and comprehensive on-going support.

We hire people who: 

  • ·         Have strong reading skills and read for pleasure
  • ·         Are responsible, hard working, and have good communication and organizational skills
  • ·         Will be patient and supportive with students

The Institute teaches developmental reading programs in partnership with the continuing education departments of more than 100 colleges and universities across theUnited States. Our classes for students of all ages improve their reading skills and teach them to experience absorption in literature. 

We invite you to submit an online application and learn more about teaching for the Institute at:


Food service for a sustainable future - Calling All Potential Fellows!

Do you want to be part of changing the food system? Hungry to learn more about what ‘food service for a sustainable future’ really means? BAMCO Foundation Fellowships are an opportunity for recent college graduates of campuses that are served by Bon Appétit to continue learning about and promoting sustainability within the food service industry. 

We’re searching for the next round of fellows, and are currently looking for an East Coast Fellow and a West Coast Fellow to start summer of 2016 (so graduating seniors are a perfect fit!). Read the full job description here:

autumn rauchwerk | west coast fellow | bon appétit management company foundation

(650) 906-1351 | |

Are you interested in a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration?

U.S. Department of State Fall 2016 Student Internship Program (unpaid).

Please visit for more information about the U.S. Department of State Fall 2016 Student Internship Program (unpaid), and to start the online application process via USAJobs. Please note that the deadline to submit completed applications is March 1, 2016. 
Visit to view the announcement: U.S. Department of State Fall 2016 Student Internship Program (unpaid).
We highly encourage you to complete and submit your application as soon as possible.
If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit our forums or FAQs at


Mount Vernon Leadership Summer Fellows is a fully paid and funded

five and a half week fellowship summer residential program for rising college juniors who want to make a difference. We invite undergraduate leaders from diverse academic disciplines to immerse themselves in a dynamic leadership curriculum inspired by the life and legacy of George Washington, and ultimately, consider what leadership truly means.

Application Deadline: February 5, 2016

Program Dates: June 6, 2016 - July 13, 2016

Why should you apply?

A five and a half week residential, fully-funded summer fellowship in Washington, D.C.

A $600 weekly stipend plus all room, board, and transportation expenses

Interact with a cohort of like-minded student leaders from across the country

Develop a mission-oriented service project as the program capstone

Meet regularly with a personal mentor in your field of interest

Accomplish positive change by digging deep into a cause you believe in

Develop a network of professional contacts

Become a lifelong member of a connected and engaged community of fellowship alumni

All of this against the inspiring backdrop of our nation's capital and George Washington’s Mount Vernon

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Philosophy, Life, and Law

Please join us on February 3 for a philosophy talk by two distinguished alumni, Meagan Flynn '89 and Dan Keppler '89. Meagan is a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals (appointed by the governor in 2014). And Dan is a partner in the law firm of Kennedy Watts Arellano in Portland. The title of their talk is "Philosophy, Life, and Law", and they will discuss how studying philosophy has enriched their lives and careers.  The talk is at 4:15 PM in Eaton 209. 

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