Students & Alumni

Our mission is to collaborate with fellow educators and community members to provide a transformative blend of liberal arts, experiential, and career education that is so well integrated, empowering, and responsive to student needs that it emboldens them to pursue pathways to personal, professional, and community engagement that might otherwise have remained hidden or unattainable. Our promise to students who join us in this effort is that they will launch meaningful careers before they graduate.

Students are encouraged to seek our assistance with the following:

  • Assessing interests, values, and skills relating to academic and career interests
  • Choosing majors and minors, and making career-related decisions
  • Researching and exploring occupations, professions, industries, and employers
  • Researching and applying to graduate programs
  • Obtaining Work-Study jobs, internships, part-time work, summer jobs, and full-time career positions
  • Preparing for interviews
  • Completing résumés, cover letters, and job applications

Career Counseling

Career counseling takes lots of forms and can attend to a variety of needs and interests, from short- to long-term. Whatever your career-related need, working with students and alumni individually is our chief focus. Please help us to define and pursue an approach to career planning that works for you.

Work Opportunities

Part-time and temporary jobs, summer jobs, internships, full-time career positions, and Work-Study jobs are all posted at CareerCenterJobs.org, which was created by our Career Development Center here at Pacific University and is shared with other liberal arts colleges in Oregon.

Volunteer and Service-Learning Opportunities

Students seeking work and volunteer experience that will help them explore and prepare for specific careers should contact June Dressler at dresslej@pacificu.edu. Students wishing to identify non-Work-Study community service and service-learning opportunities not necessarily connected to their career aspirations, but just out of the desire to get involved and make a difference should also seek assistance from the Center for Civic Engagement.

Career Resource Center

Open year around Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • Handouts and publications on graduate school, majors, careers, job search, and résumés and cover letters
  • Books, periodicals and reference materials
  • PCs, Internet, printer, typewriter
  • Phone, free faxes, TV/VCR
  • Résumé paper