Career Management

Career Close-up Events

Willamette's Career Close-up Events include Personalized Career Fairs, Employer Spotlights, Mock Interviews, and Company Treks.  These personalized career-focused events are designed to provide students with small group or one-on-one interactions with employers and corporate partners.  Employers and Recruiters tell us that the traditional career fair format isn't meeting their needs and they prefer smaller group interactions with an opportunity to get to know students on an informal basis. Students also prefer the intimate atmosphere of our personalized career events with opportunities to get to know employers over candid conversations.  Over time, many of these initial relationships result in internships and job offers, though having current job openings is not a requirement for participation.

Purpose of Events

  • recruit MBA candidates
  • gain exposure to your company
  • develop a strong candidate pool
  • make professional connections with our future leaders
  • provide professional advice and feedback
  • view the quality of Willamette MBA candidates

No charge or fees associated with Willamette MBA career events.  You are our guest!

What to Bring
Company brochures, handouts, recruiting materials, etc...
NOTE: No need to bring heavy booth materials for Personalized Career Fairs since you will be moving around to different tables throughout the day

Days & Times

Personalized Career Fairs and Mock Interviews typically are held on Fridays when students do not have class and are typically between 3-4 hours, but we are flexible if your schedule only allows you to join for a limited duration. 

Employer Spotlights typically take place on Wednesdays during the Atkinson Hour (12:15-1:45pm), but we are happy to accomodate you on a different day/time if you prefer.  

Willamette's Salem Campus - 900 State St, Salem, OR 97301
Willamette's Portland Campus - 1120 NW Couch St, Ste. 450, Portland, OR 97209
If an event is not located on our campus, it will be clearly specified.

For additional questions, contact Desiree Vorhees at 503.370.6167 or

Please use our RSVP Form to register for the 2013-2014 Career Close-up Events below.

Fall Personalized Career Fair
Friday, September 6, 2013
9:00am - 1:00pm
World Trade Center Conference Center
Plaza Conference Room
121 SW Salmon Street, 2WTC
Portland, OR  97204

Employer Spotlights
Please fill out the RSVP form to be contacted to set up a date and time that works for you

Mock Interviews
Friday, November 15, 2013
8:30am - 4:30pm
Willamette University, Salem Campus
315 Winter St. SE
Salem, OR 97301

Check back soon for schedule!