All students looking for extra income, or who are interested in gaining valuable experience and connecting with the community, are invited to attend the Fall Work & Service Fair! Find work-study jobs on/off-campus, as well as part-time opportunities you can do NOW in the Forest Grove area. Don't forget to visit the Academic and Career Advising Center in Scott Hall to prepare by reviewing your resume or job application, or learning tips for networking and interviewing. Register for the Work & Service Fair here.

Also coming this fall:

Tips for attending the in-person fair:

  • Research who will be there. Review the most recent list of employers attending the fair on Handshake and read up on them. No need to internet stalk them, just narrow it down to some businesses that you’re intrigued by and are willing to work for. Pick out 3-7 businesses to talk to; this will help you navigate the fair once you’re there.
  • Dress nicely. It's all about the first impression! Clothes should be in good condition, clean and wrinkle & lint free. Check out this cool guide on how to dress for success!
  • Prepare a few talking points. The employers that you meet with want to learn more about you. So think of an “elevator pitch” about yourself—a short overview about your background, studies, and career goals. Practice with a friend or family member so you’re ready when it’s time to introduce yourself to a recruiter.
  • Come up with some universal questions and be prepared for small talk. Asking people about their day, their work, and what they are looking for in a candidate may sound tedious but it is guaranteed to make you seem like a polite person and a good candidate. If there are any places from your research that seem particularly enthralling, develop more questions for them to really demonstrate your interest. Have a pen and paper nearby so you can jot down new questions that you think of during the conversation. 

 

Is this your first career event? Feeling nervous and unsure how to prepare? Is your resume ready? The Academic and Career Advising Center has your back! Check out this fair prep video to receive some great tips such as interview readiness, networking advice, guidance on navigating the Handshake virtual fair platform, ideas on how to develop a successful elevator pitch and more! Set a next day appointment to freshen up your resume with any of our advisors using this link.

Contact Us

Vanessa Reyes | Community Relations Coordinator
Scott Hall 132 | 503-352-3182 | vreyes@pacificu.edu