Employer Relations at Portland State University
Welcome and thank you for your interest in Portland State University (PSU)! Advising & Career Services' Employer Relations Team is your main resource for connecting to students, faculty, and staff on campus. We work directly with you to customize your recruiting and to maximize your outreach. Our team can help you post jobs and internships, participate in Career Fairs, connect to specific Schools and Colleges, and many other activities.
Why Recruit at PSU?
Engaged Citizens and Lifelong Learners
PSU offers 220 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree options, as well as graduate certificates and continuing education programs. It is Oregon's largest and most diverse university, with some 30,000 students from all 50 states and from nearly 100 nations around the world. During their time here, each student is required to complete general education requirements called University Studies to provide the breadth of knowledge and skills expected from college graduates. This coursework emphasizes communication, critical thinking, social and ethical responsibility, and diversity of the human experience.
Additionally, all students are required to complete Senior Capstones, a community-based learning course in which students work as a team to research and develop projects addressing community challenges. Many Capstones work with schools, non-profit organizations, and city agencies. This nationally recognized program is unique to PSU and provides students with the soft skills required in the working world. Skills such as problem solving, teamwork, and communication are all encouraged and exercised during these senior year experiences.
PSU’s motto “Let Knowledge Serve the City” is incorporated into curricula regardless of the field of study and provides graduates with the sense of purpose and wider perspective needed to address real world problems.
FEATURED EMPLOYER PROGRAM
Increase your visibility on campus. Talk to Greg Flores or Ann Mestrovich in Advising & Career Services about becoming a featured employer on PSU CareerConnect, the University's jobs database. As a featured employer your company name will be one of 15 employers featured on a rotating basis. Key benefits include improved visibility among students and increased traffic to your website.
Employers may interview PSU students and alumni on campus. Please contact Terri Bennett, Advising & Career Services Recruiting Coordinator, at (503) 725-4614.
- Schedule recruiting dates and pre-recruiting activities
- Identify key faculty and staff