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Resources at PSU

  • Diversity & Multicultural Student Services (DMSS)
    • http://www.pdx.edu/dmss/
    • Programs and services offered through the Diversity & Multicultural Student Services provide academic support services to Portland State students, as well as college information and educational support services to students in many of the Portland metropolitan area middle schools and high schools. Comprehensive academic support programs are available for students who come from diverse backgrounds, especially those who have been traditionally underrepresented in post-secondary education. DMSS programs and services are geared to help students achieve greater success at all levels through enhancement of writing and math skills, academic advising, counseling, advocacy, mentoring opportunities, and scholarship information delivered by a multi-cultural staff.
  • Peer Tutoring & Learning Center
    • http://www.pdx.edu/tutoring/
    • The Peer Tutoring & Learning Center offers one-on-one tutoring, supplemental instruction, and workshops. It is certified by the College Reading and Learning Association, a national organization that recognizes university tutoring programs. Only current-term PSU students may use our services as we are funded by student fees.
  • The Writing Center
    • http://www.writingcenter.pdx.edu
    • The Portland State University Writing Center is a lovely venue in which trained professional consultants and staff provide nonjudgmental, collaborative support to students, faculty, and community members in all stages of the writing process.
    • The services offered by the Writing Center are free and open to the public: you may bring in any writing project academic or nonacademic, personal or professional.
  • Disability Resource Center (DRC)
    • http://www.drc.pdx.edu
    • The mission of the Disability Resource Center (DRC) is to collaborate with and empower Portland State University students with disabilities in order to coordinate support services and programs that enable equal access to an education and university life.
  • Student Health and Counseling (SHAC)
    • http://www.pdx.edu/shac/
    • The Center for Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) provides mental health, medical and dental services. Students are able to work with physicians, dentists, pharmacists, therapists and other health care providers. Many services are free of charge or have minimal fees.
  • Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program
    • http://sites.google.com/site/psumcnairscholars/home/
    • The Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program at Portland State University (PSU) works with motivated and talented undergraduates who want to pursue PhDs. It introduces juniors and seniors who are first-generation and low-income, and/or members of under-represented groups to academic research and to effective strategies for getting into and graduating from PhD programs.
  • Queer Resource Center (QRC)
    • http://www.pdx.edu/queer
    • The Portland State University Queer Resource Center strives to provide an inclusive safe space in advocating for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning students, staff, faculty and their allies.
  • Women's Resource Center (WRC)
    • http://www.pdx.edu/wrc/
    • The WRC seeks to empower women and to encourage their active and equal participation in all levels of the university community and the larger society. WRC encourages the participation of ALL people in the community as we strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for self-identified women.
  • Multicultural Center (MCC)
  • Student Activities and Leadership Programs (SALP)
    • http://www.pdx.edu/salp
    • Student Activities and Leadership Programs (SALP) supports the University mission by advocating for and supporting student engagement and fostering an inclusive environment that sustains diverse and ethical leadership. This is done by providing advising and administrative support to student organizations, events, and trainings.
  • Advising & Career Services
    • http://www.pdx.edu/uasc/
    • http://www.pdx.edu/careers/
    • Advising & Career Services is a newly formed department that provides advising for students who are exploring, choosing or changing majors; assistance for students encountering academic difficulties; co-admitted students; and referrals to schools/colleges and academic departments for students with identified majors. ACS also sees to the career development needs of all PSU students regardless of major; please visit the Career Center website for more information about career counseling services.
  • Financial Aid
    • http://www.pdx.edu/finaid/
    • PSU office of student financial aid is committed to assisting current and prospective students in obtaining funding for their college education.

Pre-College Resources

Great Career Links

Interview Tools: Career Aptitude Tests and Assessments: Interest, Aptitude/Skill, and Personality Tests. 

Science Jobs.com Within www.science-jobs-search.com you can access  science jobs, life science jobs, biotech jobs, medical research jobs, clinical research jobs, scientist jobs listing.

PSU Career Center Extensive links useful in finding a job or deciding on a career.

Oregon Career Information System (OCIS) Career info system used by schools in Oregon

Online Career Center Features worldwide job information, updates on job fairs and career opportunities. (Monster.com)

CareerMagazine: Career-Related Links job openings, resume banks, diversity.

Teenager's Guide to the Real World Online is an informative site that includes career and college links.

Mapping Your Future This site has a ton of planning information.

The Career Key A free public service to help people make sound career decisions

Career Builder Online Job Fairs, The Career Network, International Gateway, Career Resource Center & college Connection.

Hispanic Career Center a site devoted exclusively to promoting Hispanic careers and education.

Society of Women Engineers

Microsoft Job Announcements  jobs in the firm in various capacities.


AT&T Job Station Student Resources: discounts, customized job/internship announcements.

Complete High School Guide to Finding a Career

Career Resource Center jobs posted now!!

Careerpath claims to have the Web's largest number of current job listings

College Board Online Career Search Students can learn about various aspects of careers, including nature of work, working conditions, training and earnings.

My Future.com is a site for non-college careers including the military and vocational careers.

JobStar This site offers career guides divided by subject area.

Biotechnology The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) has a site with definition of positions related to biotechnology.

National Academy of Science has published a book on careers in science and engineering.

America's Job Bank A helpful job-listing resource for both employers and job-seekers nationwide.

Employment Security's WORK Page Washington On-Line-Reemployment kiosk

Seattle Times Classified Ads Regular Classified section of this prestigious newspaper.

Paralegal Associations Legal resources, Networking, Products & Services, etc.

Computers/Information Technology The Computer World site has a career section with information about careers in IT, including sample job description, workplace condition, training, and job outlook.

 

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December 8, 2012 November 2, 2012 November 3 – 16, 2012
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April 13, 2013 March 8, 2013 March 9 – 22, 2013
June 8, 2013 May 3, 2013 May 4 – 17, 2013

 

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