About Us

Mission: The mission of the Career Center is to educate and empower students and alumni throughout their lifelong career development journey. Beginning with a student’s first year, we foster career discernment, resilience and development of the whole person. We partner with alumni, faculty, staff and employers to facilitate connections and identify meaningful experiences and opportunities.

What we do: Professional staff are available to discuss a variety of career topics including:

  • Applying to Graduate/Professional School           
  • Career Counseling
  • Career Exploration
  • Choosing/Changing Major           
  • Cover Letter Review
  • Graduate/Professional School Personal Statement
  • Handshake Utilization
  • Internship Search
  • Interview Preparation   
  • Job Search
  • LinkedIn
  • Mock Interview (Practice interview)
  • Negotiating a Job Offer
  • Networking
  • O*Net Debrief 
  • Resume Review

To schedule an appointment, please click here.

  • Friendly. Nonjudgmental. Working with plans I already was set in. Opening my eyes to other opportunities.
  • You provide many services, your staff is very knowledgeable and passionate about what they are doing and you are able to provide many additional resources that students are able to take with them in order to continue improving on their own time. Another thing you do very well is guide the students enough for them to grow and learn these processes/skills on their own without flat out holding their hand through the whole process which is a difficult balance to maintain but one that I found to be very beneficial in my career development.
  • I appreciate the Alumni support. It's nice to know we have someone to call after graduation.
  • The advice was very useful. Each member who assisted me, Amy and Max, seemed to genuinely want to help me succeed. You cared about how my resume and cover letter looked as well as me as a person. You taught me how to find the confidence within myself to share my strengths.
  • I got an appointment just a few days after calling the Career Center.  Chelsea was incredibly helpful when it came to finding resources, as well as helping me think through my career concerns.  She was very easy to talk to, and clearly genuinely cares for the well-being of the students she meets with.  I came away from my meeting feeling better about my decision, and with plenty of resources to look into in the future.

Contact

University of Portland
5000 N. Willamette Blvd.,
Portland, Oregon 97203-5798

503.943.8000

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