Careers & Outcomes

We’re guessing you’ve probably heard the question: “What are you going to do with your life?”

  • People reviewing a map
  • People reviewing a map

At Willamette, students may arrive with a plan in hand. Others are ready to explore and discover, with an idea of what they want to study. And some may not have a destination in mind, but are ready to take the journey.

Regardless of where you are in answering that question, your time at Willamette will help focus your efforts and your interests.

Through your experiences in and out of the classroom — and participation in our award-winning career programs — we’ll help you define your professional goals, obtain career-related experiences and deploy job-search strategies. Our robust network of alumni and friends can connect you with potential employers, or we’ll prepare you for success in graduate school and beyond.

Still unconvinced? Check out our numbers.

• Percentage of our undergraduates who complete internships — 55

Average mid-career salary among our College of Arts & Sciences grads — $107,200

• Percentage of our MBA students who typically receive job offers within three months of graduating — 80

• Ranking in the Pacific Northwest in 2014 and in Oregon from 2011-2014 for job placement in JD-preferred/JD-required jobs — First

The many career resources available to undergraduate and graduate students include:


Career Center, College of Arts & Sciences

From crafting resumes to developing personal websites, the Career Center is here to help.

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MBA Career Management, Atkinson Graduate School of Management

MBA students and alumni build a strong network of colleagues and connections to help achieve professional goals.

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Placement Office, College of Law

Dedicated to fostering long-term career and professional development for students and alumni.

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