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What Can I Do with a Degree in Black Studies?

Many students wonder what they can do with a Black Studies degree. The options are quite varied but it may be helpful to look at some of the job categories listed below. In addition, keep in mind that a degree in Black Studies can complement other degrees. For instance, look at the many areas in which Black Studies faculty have obtained their degrees. We have degrees (undergraduate and graduate) in history, sociology, psychology, education, political science, anthropology, conflict resolution, etc. Think about how the course material and skills learned can benefit you if you decide to opt for a graduate or professional degree or in employment in the areas listed on the bottom of this page. The Career Services Office at PSU is available to help. Visit http://www.pdx.edu/careers/ for more information.

Also, the Urban Leage of Greater Portland has a Jobs Fair coming up in April. Please contact them for additional information.

 
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THE URBAN LEAGUE OF PORTLAND'S 
CAREER CONNECTIONS JOB FAIR

 

Our career fair is a wonderful opportunity for job seekers and career changers to meet face to face with recruiters from the area's best employers. This event only happens once a year, so mark your calendars and don't miss out!

  • Over 70 employers participated last year and we are expecting a similar turnout this year.
  • Recruiters from federal, state, county, and city government will be there looking for great people like you.
  • Talk to representatives from apprenticeship programs about their paid apprenticeships.
  • Connect with recruiters from nonprofits focused on: the arts, education, heathcare, the environment, and social justice.
  • Speak to private sector recruiters about opportunities in: manufacturing, retail, hospitality, customer service, IT, sales,  finance, and more.
  • Are you just starting your career? Ask recruiters about entry level jobs and internships at their organizations.

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING EMPLOYERS FOR REGISTERING EARLY:

Albertina Kerr Center
Carson
Cascadia Behavioral Health
City of Beaverton
Clark College
Clark County
Comcast
Confluence Environmental Center
Constructing Hope
Country Financial
Doubletree Hotel
Enterprise Holdings- Rent-a- Car
Federal Bureau of Investigation
iHeartMEDIA
Kaiser Permanente NW
Lane County Government
Legacy Health
Metro
Multnomah County
NECA-IBEW Electrical Training Center
New Seasons Market
Oregon Episcopal School
Oregon Trades Women Inc.
Planned Parenthood
Port of Portland
Portland Community College
Portland Community Reinvestment Initiatives, Inc.
Portland Fire and Rescue
Portland Police Bureau
Portland Trail Blazers at the Rose Quarter
Reed College
Roofers & Waterproofers-Oregon & SW Washington
Travelers Insurance
US Bank
US Forest Service
Vigor Industrial
Xerox


A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PRESENTING SPONSORS

     


 

¿Questions?

   Contact:  Susan Johnson, sjohnson@ulpdx.org, (503)280-2600 x620

 

THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

WHEN:
Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
10am - 3pm

 

WHERE:
The DoubleTree (near Lloyd Center)
1000 NE Multnomah St.
Portland, OR 97232


Make a Donation to Urban League of Portland

 

The Urban League of Portland
Copyright © 2016
10 North Russell Street
Portland, OR 97227
(503)280-2600

 

 

Job Categories and Titles

Government

  • Departmental historian
  • Public information coordinator
  • Public affairs
  • Census/survey work
  • Cultural affairs officer
  • Region/urban planner
  • Peace Corps volunteer
  • Minority programs coordinator

Education

  • Teaching on college/graduate level
  • Counselor/advising
  • Admissions officer/recruiting
  • Director of Black Cultural Center
  • Librarian/archivist
  • Research Assistant
  • Curator
  • Missionary
  • Affirmative action officer

Local Government

  • Urban renewalist
  • City manager
  • Policy analyst advocate
  • Community development

Human Services

  • Public relations representative
  • Human resources/personnel
  • Youth counselor
  • Welfare investigator
  • Case worker
  • Extension service specialist

Communications

  • Public opinion analyst
  • Researcher/technical adviser
  • Editor
  • Journalist/columnist

Business/Industry

  • Cross-cultural communication specialist
  • Public relations material writer
  • Employment counselor
  • Sales representative
  • Banking associate
  • Foundation representative
  • Grants specialist
  • Consultant/research, writing
  • Marketing assistant
  • Administrative assistant
  • Manpower planner
  • Campaign planner
  • Management trainee
  • Personnel director/officer
  • Arts council director
  • Fund raising director
  • Creative director/assistant manager