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Career Events

Career Visioning Workshop: This workshop is designed for students who are seeking clarity on what career path(s) to pursue. You will be required to complete a CareerLeader assessment before attending the session. CareerLeader is a fully integrated approach to business career self assessment built on the premise that your interests, motivators and skills will drive your future career success and satisfaction.

Career Fundamentals Workshop: This is the core seminar for all graduate business students and it is required for full-time students entering in Fall 2014 (encouraged for part time students). This seminar touches on the key aspects of a career development plan: researching industries and companies, networking and informational interviewing, and building a strong resume.

Interview Workshop: In this workshop, you will learn the skills you need to sell yourself in an interview: utilizing resources and connections to locate job opportunities; preparing for phone, one-on-one, and panel interviews; and following up after an interview.

Career Panels & Roundtables: Career panels are some of the most useful and therefore well attended career management events. At these events, you meet professionals who work in various fields and you will have the opportunity to ask questions to panelists to learn more about careers and industry trends. There will be time for one-on-one discussions following the panel. Past topics have included: Consulting, Athletic & Outdoor Industry, Technology Industry, and more.

Career Changer Panel: If you have already worked several years in a career and are struggling with how to transition to a new career, then you will find this event helpful. We know the unique challenges you face due to the time you have already invested into your current career. There will be a panel discussion with alumni who have successfully transitioned to a new career so you will hear firsthand how they did it. This is an ideal event for part-time and online students, as well as full-time students with significant work experience.

Networking Events: Portland State University has deep connections to business professionals and alumni in the Portland area and around the world. With that, you have access to many networking opportunities. Most students report that they obtain their post-graduate degree employment through networking so we highly encourage you to make time to participate in these events. Examples include Connect to Community, Executive Roundtable Series, Business Briefing Breakfasts and others.

Additional Events & Workshops: There are other opportunities to interact with Career Management Resources team and outside presenters on topics such as the mentor program, social media, salary negotiation and more.