Career Development Center

Coronavirus Update

Chapman Hall is closed until until further notice. Please see the following pages for help:

  1. Work Study Questions
  2. Upcoming Virtual Events

Are you a new student? Work Study and Non-Work Study Jobs will not be posted until August. Please check back with us then. In the meantime, check out Handshake for employment opportunities. 

Are you a graduate student? You can use your 2019-20 work study award until June 30. Word of mouth, asking around your department, and talking to your program's close contacts is the best way to find jobs for Summer 2020. Your 2020-21 work study award begins July 1 and you should take a similar approach. If you get a job before then, you need to be re-hired in July to earn that money. 

Students can use this time to research career options and make plans using a few career resources listed below:

  • Access current job postings and other job search resources on Pacific University’s online career management platform.
  • Participate in an upcoming virtual event
  • View career videos of professionals sharing their inside perspectives and advice on becoming a competitive candidate via Candid Careers.
  • Check out the Career Expo App! Although the Career Expo, our main recruiting event was canceled due to COVID-19, the app will remain active so students can continue to research/connect with employers/graduate schools.

We encourage student supervisors to consider projects that students can complete remotely. Regardless, student workers will continue to be paid their average wages through the end of the term, even if they are unable to work. Please continue to clock in to Paycom the hours you would have normally worked. Please stay in contact with your supervisor regularly and continue to check for the latest updates. 

Supervisors | Pacific encourages student supervisors to consider projects that student workers can complete remotely. Contact Human Resources for specific questions about Paycom, or policies moving forward. 

Services Available

The Pacific University Career Development Center offers a full range of career-related services and opportunities for Pacific University students, alumni and partners.

A major part of our work involves offering individual sessions for students and alumni seeking full-time employment opportunities, part-time and temporary work, internships, work-study, summer jobs, fellowships, and further education.

Career Events

The Pacific University Career Development Center also hosts a broad array of workshops, programs and job fairs throughout the year.

Our largest recruiting event is the First Avenue Career Expo. We combine with another top-tier liberal arts university to organize an extensive Career Expo located in Portland at the Chiles Center.  Over 150 recruiters from hiring employers and grad school programs come to talk with our students.  Register and get more information at the First Avenue Career Expo website

Employment and Experiential Opportunities

Pacific University is proud to provide all students with access to HandShake (, a powerful career readiness platform that helps students stay up to date with the latest career search tools, tips, and technology.  View or post online listings for jobs, internships, events and volunteer opportunities on As a member you can sign up for notifications when opportunities arise in specified areas that you have interest.

Work-Study and on-campus jobs can be found and applied for here.

Career Advisors

All Pacific University students and alumni have a career advisor. Career advisors help with connecting majors to careers, industry research, job shadows, internships, resume & cover letter review, grad school applications, interview preparation, and job-search. It is never too early to plan for your career beyond graduation, set up a career planning appointment today. 


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