Career Development Center

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. 


Contact Us

Career Development Center
Chapman Hall | 503-352-2877 |
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