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Willamette University

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Salem, Oregon 97301

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Career Services

The Career Services Office assists students and alumni individually and collectively with career and life planning and works closely with faculty advisors when appropriate. Regularly scheduled workshops and programs are offered throughout the school year covering such issues as resume writing, job search strategies, interviewing skills, choosing a major, and applying to graduate schools.

The Career Resource Center (CRC) contains materials on careers, graduate/professional school programs, employers, internships, opportunities abroad, and job search advice. Part-time jobs, summer jobs, internships, and full-time opportunities are posted in the CRC and online regularly. SIGI PLUS, a computerized career assistance tool, is now online and available for students and alumni to help identify their career plans and options.

Willamette University is a founding member of the Oregon Liberal Arts Placement Consortium (OLAPC), a cooperative placement organization of nine schools founded to serve liberal arts students. A career information and job fair is held every year to provide information, internship, and employment opportunities for students. The Oregon Graduate School Forum is produced in the fall, promoting graduate/professional programs, and offering valuable advice from experts.

Career Services works cooperatively with the Office of Alumni and Parent Relations and the Alumni Board to present annual programs such as “Mentor Day” and “What I Did With My Major In....” It also connects, via the web, to the Alumni Career Network, a service through which students and alumni can seek information and advice from one another.