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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.

Scholarships Available for Willamette MBA Programs

Willamette's Early Career and Career Change MBA program now offers several additional scholarship opportunities for students. Each scholarship below represents an annual scholarship of $19,000 to full tuition based on merit:

  • STEM Scholarship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who completed an undergraduate major in a STEM area (science technology, engineering and mathematics) in the U.S.
  • Pacific Northwest Scholarship: U.S. citizens or permanent residents who completed a U.S. undergraduate degree in Oregon or Washington.
  • Global Diversity Scholarship: International students who completed their bachelor degree in select countries.

Learn more about these scholarships and qualifications here:

Willamette's Early Career and Career Change MBA program is designed specifically for recent college graduates and is a great choice for students who want to launch a career in business, government, or not-for-profit management.

10 Reasons Why I Ignored Your Resume

Read these insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital and management. Click HERE


“Do you know our CEO? How do you pronounce his name?”

Will you be prepared to answer this question in your next interview?  Click HERE



Good Manners Are a Career and Business Necessity

Business etiquette is about proper communication. The purpose is to build positive relationships that enable a working environment to function in the most favorable way to all concerned: co-workers and customers alike. Foster an environment of respect and respectful interaction. Read more HERE

Jobs and internships

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

Here are some recent postings:

  • 21387 Summer Intern - Financial Services, First Investors Corporation- Unpaid
  • 21378  Hands of Hope Internship, Casa de Esperanza de los niños (House of Hope for the Children)- Stipend, Out of State
  • 21373  Production Intern,skEye studios, Unpaid
  • 21357  Advocacy Intern, Trillium Family Services,  Unpaid
  • 21344  Summer Intern, Office of Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici, Unpaid
  • 21334  Marketing Internship, Cambia Health Solutions,
  • 21313  Event planning intern, Union Gospel Mission, Unpaid
  • 21293  Paid Internships - Federal and Corporate Sector - DC and Nationwide, Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities National Internship Program

Other Opportunities - On Campus

Just posted to JobCat for next year: 

#21347 Student Success Mentors, CLA Dean's Office. 38 positions. $10/hr. 
Student Success Mentors (SSM) will engage with an assigned group of about 15 CLA students throughout the students’ first three semesters at Willamette University in order to improve, increase, and support their academic and social integration into the Willamette community. Engagement will include individual and group interactions, both face-to-face and via social media. This position will take an average of 4-5 hours/week.  Applications should be completed by February 26th. We will begin to review applications immediately.

Also #21361 Writing Center Consultant, $9.50/hr
Writing Center Consultants (WCC) will work one on one with undergraduate writers to help them understand writing processes, standards for academic writing, genres of academic writing, and conventions in academic writing. Applications should be completed by March 4th. We will begin to review applications immediately.

Latino Heritage Internship Program – NPS (Multiple Locations)

The Latino Heritage Internship Program is administered jointly by the National Park Service, Environment for the Americas, and the Hispanic Access Foundation. Its aim is to train young Latinos in cultural and natural resource management while raising awareness and utilization of national parks and cultural resources by Latino communities.

Applicants should meet the following requirements:

  • – Age 18 to 35
  • – US citizen or permanent resident
  • – Currently enrolled in or recently graduated (two years) from a higher education program
  • – Spanish proficiency is helpful and required for some positions
  • – Additional qualifications required for certain positions

Applications must be received by February 6, 2016. Internships will begin in May or June 2016 and conclude August 2016.

Internship Benefits:

  • – $400 weekly stipend for ten weeks
  • – Housing costs covered
  • – Travel costs to site covered (intern responsible for daily commuting costs)
  • – All-expenses-paid post-internship workshop in Colorado


The Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, OR is recruiting for summer seasonal biology technicians.

Pacific Northwest Research Station

USDA Forest Service Biological Science Technician GS-0404-04/05

Please respond before March 1, 2016

The Pacific Northwest Research Station, Land and Watershed Management team is recruiting for biological science technician(s) (natural resources). These temporary positions, which will not exceed 1,039 hours, begin in May or June 2016. 

The positions are based in the station’s Corvallis Forestry Sciences Laboratory, Corvallis, Oregon.      The seasonal employee will function as part of a work crew performing technical duties in support of  professional scientists conducting various ecological and silvicultural research projects.  Crew members will be collecting data for a ponderosa pine thinning study. Data will be collected on overstory trees, downed wood, understory vegetation, and climate.  Some crew members may also collect data on a study addressing responses to various stream buffer widths. 

The work requires weekly overnight travel, walking on rough terrain, and traversing recently burned understories.  Temperatures may range from very hot and dry, to cool and wet. Rain, snow, wind, or dust may be encountered. The work also requires the use of safety equipment such as boots, gloves, long sleeves, and hardhats. Employees must always exercise safe work practices.  All applicants must be U.S. citizens. Thank you for your interest in this position.

For more information contact:  Dan Mikowski,  Corvallis FSL,  3200 SW Jefferson Way,  Corvallis, OR 97331,  541-750-7276,

TESOL Masters and Certification Programs

For over 50 years, Saint Michael's MATESOL program has been recognized locally and internationally as a premier learning environment for prospective teachers. With a number of programs available, all at an affordable cost, studying at St. Mike’s means you’ll be experience a supportive and close-knit community. Full details HERE


Chegg summer internship positions in Santa Clara and San Francisco, California.

Our customers are college students, so we learn from our interns while they learn from us. All position details HERE


The Hurricane Junior Golf Tour Internships for Summer and Fall 2016!

Summer Dates:

  • Tournament Operations (Start date varies by team): Mid-May – August 22
  • Video Production (Work as part of the tournament operation teams): Mid-May – August 22
  • Marketing: May 16 – August 19

Summer Deadline: March 31, 2016

Fall Dates: Late August – Mid December     Fall Deadline: May 30, 2016

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to

Post-Grad spend a year working in rural Oregon on economic and community development.

Post-Grad spend a year working in rural Oregon on economic and community development.

Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) is a unique AmeriCorps Program serving Oregon's rural communities through economic and community development and natural resource planning. The mission of the RARE AmeriCorps Program is to increase the capacity of rural communities to improve their economic, social, and environmental conditions, through the assistance of trained graduate-level participants. RARE AmeriCorps members assist communities in the development and implementation of projects focused on improving rural economic conditions. Our members live in and serve communities for 11 months. The RARE AmeriCorps Program has placed more than 450 individuals and served every Oregon county.

Are you interested in community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning? Does your organization have community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning projects that you do not have resources to complete?  If so, you should consider applying to the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program.

What Are The Benefits of Participating in The RARE Program?

  • Living Stipend/Monthly: $1, 500
  • Medical Insurance: If eligible, we will provide medical insurance. At this time, we do not provide vision or dental insurance.
  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award: After the successful completion of the program in the amount of $5,775.
  • Nine Graduate Credits: Each RARE Americorps member will be eligible for 9 graduate credits from the University of Oregon's Master of Community & Regional Planning, Master of Public Administration, or Master of Nonprofit Management Program.
  • In-state Tuition: If a member is moving to Oregon, after the successful completion of one year's service they MAY be eligible for in-state tuition.

Environmental Science Opportunities

Federal Diversity Summer Internship Initiative – Washington D.C.    10 week program, free housing, twice monthly stipend, applications submitted by 2/25/16

Natural Resources Outreach and Interpretation Internships – Newport, OR    Spring AND summer internships, contact Dawn Harris at

Spring/Summer Farm Assistant Internship – Olympia, WA     10-35 hr/wk, deadline 3/5/16

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Experience the Life of an MBA for a day.

Willamette's top-ranked MBA program is hosting it's annual Preview Day on February 27th for those interested in the full-time Early Career and Career Change program.


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