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MBA Career Management at Willamette

The MBA career development center connects students and alumni with the larger business, government, and non-profit community. Willamette provides tools that create opportunities for career growth.

Since Willamette is the oldest university on the West Coast, students can tap into an expansive network. While many alumni reside in states like Oregon, Washington, and California, we have connections throughout the country and the globe. Students can find connections in different sectors, including business, not-for-profit, and public sectors.

How does Willamette's career development center stand out?

Willamette focuses on preparing students for a career through education. We actively integrate our MBA career management service throughout all MBA programs. Willamette seamlessly integrates career planning strategies, interviewing skills, negotiating ability, and opportunities within all MBA programs. Within the curriculum, students can directly engage with influencers across different industries and build their network within the classroom.

Our program delivers personalized support. Career management staff know the names of every student in the MBA program and want to see each student succeed. We do this by offering one-on-one meetings to help you achieve your career goals.

Our career management program begins the summer before enrollment and is available to current students and MBA graduates alike. Willamette is so committed to student success that we require a course for first-year students. The PACE program emphasizes career planning, interviewing skills, and more through a hands-on learning opportunity.

We support the job search for MBA students

Within the MBA Career Management department, you'll find plenty of assistance along your job search. We offer ample activities to open doors and strengthen your network. Regardless of the career path you're interested in, you can count on our services to secure the right job.

  • Events and associations on campus

    Participate in activities and events to learn more about available career opportunities. Willamette offers a variety of events and activities such as:

    Many of these events provide an opportunity to meet with employers in small groups. Students can also join a student organization and build connections specific to their long-term career goals.
  • Internship opportunities

    The Willamette MBA program provides students with academic credit during their internship experience. Most students choose to do an internship between their first and second years. Many students find full-time employment options through their internships.

    Willamette's Career Services will help arrange an internship opportunity that fits your interests and career goals. Whether you're interested in financial services, supply chain management, or even becoming a management consultant, we'll find relevant internship opportunities.

    Students can take up to three internships for academic credit.

  • Mentorship

    Secure a formal mentorship program for ongoing support, job shadowing, and even networking opportunities. Connect with someone on a deeper level and discuss career advice within your business field.

    Count on MBA Career Management services to help find a mentor that matches your interests and personality.

  • MBA for Life
    All Willamette MBA alumni can register for select courses within the MBA program for free and for life. If your career aspirations change or you're interested in an emerging topic, you can continue your educational journey.

    This allows students to pivot with technology changes, acquire new skills, and broaden their understanding of business. Learn more about our MBA for Life program to continue learning long after graduation.
  • Employment results
    Willamette's MBA program delivers a great return on investment. Many students secure a job offer with top-tier companies before their graduation date. Review the recent employment report to learn more about salary ranges, job offer statistics, and even business function data.

    Willamette MBA graduates have secured jobs with companies like Honda, Intel, Moss Adams, Boeing, Fisher Investments, and Adobe Systems.
  • Additional resources

    Students utilize the Career Management office in several other ways. We can help with:

    • Career Counseling
    • Employment Recruitment & Referral
    • Interview Training
    • Resume Writing
    • Salary Negotiation
    • Self Assessment
    • Information Interviews
    • Job Search Skills
    • Mock Interviews
    • Career Coaching
    We can also help connect you with the Pacific Northwest MBA Career Network to expand your professional circle. You can utilize programs like CareerLeader, which helps students make better career choices. Staff members are passionate about finding the right job for MBA students in the program.

Learn more about career services

Start your journey with the MBA Career Management office at Willamette. We offer support to students at our Portland and Salem campuses. Find additional information for students, alumni, and prospective students.

Connecting employers with talent

Willamette is interested in partnering with companies that are interested in talented candidates. We want to match the right employee with the right employer, which is why we offer on-campus interviews and career fairs. Participate in mock interviews to build relationships with the right students or organize a company trek. We invite corporate recruiters, small businesses, government organizations and non-profit companies to participate.

We also offer an extensive internship program that acts as a recruiting tool for future talent. Help students find professional development opportunities and also find the right talent for your company at the same time.

Career services for Employers

Willamette University

MBA Career Management

Salem Campus

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.