First Avenue Career & Grad School EXPO CANCELLED

First Avenue Career Expo 2020 is CANCELLED.

As you are aware COVID-19 or Coronavirus is a major health concern in our country and region. In the interest of supporting the health of our entire community and in line with CDC Recommendations, the decision has been made to cancel the 2020 First Avenue Career Fair.

Be assured that we are regrouping our efforts to provide quality job search/grad school resources closer to home by bringing several panels of professionals to our campus, offering online postings, and other resources  to help with post-grad planning:

  • Go to Handshake and create an account if you haven't already to access job postings from the organizations who registered for the EXPO—they still have employment opportunities they wish to fill and are promoting these via Handshake. 
  • The Career Fair Plus App will remain active so students can continue to identify organizations and seek employment opportunities
  • Schedule an advising session with a career advisor to operationalize your job search/grad school plans.

Contact us for more information about these two events:

  • Get Your First Job: A Panel of HR Professionals on March 20th at noon
  • Get into Grad School: A Panel of Admission Professionals TBA in April


Academic and Career Advising


"Having participated in the Expo made me feel comfortable and confident talking with employers and recruiters."
—Student Attendee

CANCELLED - March 20th, 2020 | University of Portland, Chiles Center

The LARGEST career and graduate school event of the year! Free registration, free food, free transportation, and one-of-a-kind opportunities!

This is a university sanctioned event and students may be excused from class. Please make arrangements directly with instructors. Register to ride the Pacific Van to the event by completing the Transportation Request Survey.

The First Avenue Career Expo brings students, alumni, and recruiters together to discuss career paths and opportunities. Over 150 recruiters from hiring employers and graduate programs come to meet our students.  Many of these opportunities are posted on the website for students to review before attending.

Advice from a former Pacific Senior, and Student-Worker at the CDC —

"All of this is easy to take for granted now, but will be much less accessible and affordable after graduation when the resources are not so close at hand. It's a stellar opportunity for students to practice talking with people about who they are and what they are seeking with respect to careers, and regardless of how solid or tentative these ideas are, speaking them aloud with others will be helpful. Events like this allow people to get out of their own heads and the resulting reality shock can trigger insights and action. Kind of like the difference between dreaming of being more fit and actually going to the gym."

Note for recruiters:  Registration is open to meet 300-500 talented students representing over 80 degree paths from 4 premier institutions including Pacific University all in one place. Register Here!