Career Services

Career and academic advisors are dedicated to providing undergraduate business students with the tools to manage career development effectively. We encourage you to be active participants in your own career development by learning life-long career planning and job search skills. Through career exploration, career advising, experiential learning opportunities, training in job search basics and opportunities that connect students with business professionals, you can forge a path to satisfying employment.

Internship and Job Listings: PSU Handshake

PSU Advising & Career Services posts internship and job opportunities through PSU Handshake. Handshake is open to PSU students of all majors and all years. If you are a current PSU student you already have an account and you may log on with your Odin account.

PSU CO-OP

PSU CO-OP provides another option to earn while you learn with alternating periods of academic study with periods of employment in positions directly related to your academic and career interests.

Career Development

Career Advising

Individual career assistance is available to business students by appointment. Your academic and career advisor can help you find a career direction, develop a job search strategy, select your major, review your resume, do a mock interview with you, and direct you to employment resources. 

PSU Advising & Career Services also offers career counseling and career assessments. Visit the University Career Center site for more information.

Career Development Workshops

Career Resources

Career Events & Resources

The Undergraduate Career Services team maintains a site with the latest career events, resources, internships and employment opportunities. 

Internship for Credit

Internships can involve a wide range of business activities depending on the company. Your internship experience is “learning by doing” and reinforces your academic training, making you more qualified to land a future position in your chosen career. Students may earn academic credit for their internships and typically earn financial compensation.

The online internship course (1 credit, 2 credits, or 4 credits, pass/no pass) is currently offered as:

  • ACTG 404
  • MGMT 404 
  • MKTG 404

Earn credit for your internship through the online course:

  • Secure an internship position 
  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Be enrolled in The School of Business
  • If approved, submit verification of your internship
  • Complete the requirements for the course 

Applications for internship and practicum credit are reviewed daily and you will typically receive registration approval within two-three business days.

Practicum for Credit

If you have an existing job and would like to earn academic credit for your professional experience, the online practicum class may be for you. You must complete a special project/stretch assignment at your place of employment that is applicable to your major and takes an extra 10 hours/week (throughout the term) above and beyond your standard job duties. The practicum is offered as MGMT 409 (4 credits only, pass/no pass).

Applications for internship and practicum credit are reviewed daily and you will typically receive registration approval within two-three business days.

BA 399: Jumpstart Your Career Series

Jumpstart Your Career is a two-part online course designed for students who want to focus on launching their next career move with resources and support in the creation of their job search materials, their job search strategy, interview preparation, and salary negotiation. Through articles, videos, and online resources, students will have a one-stop-shop for career preparation available to them throughout the rest of their academic experience. The courses are offered over the term with part one happening in the first half of the term and part two in the second half of the term. Students can choose to take one course or both. It is recommended that students take the course series in the same term where possible.

  • BA 399: Jumpstart Your Career Part 1
    The first Jumpstart Your Career course focuses on the beginning elements of launching a job or internship search. Students will earn credit as they implement best practices in resumé and cover letter writing, develop their LinkedIn profile, create a plan for networking, and draft a job search strategy after researching possible career paths. Students will end the course with co-created, polished job search materials and a job search strategy to assist them in their career launch.
  • BA 399: Jumpstart Your Career Part 2
    The second Jumpstart Your Career course will focus on honing student interview skills in a variety of formats (phone, video, and in-person) and through different interview methods (traditional and behavior-based). Salary negotiation tips will be provided and students will learn strategies for managing the first few weeks on the job as well as tactics for long-term professional development for future career moves.

Contact Becky Sanchez at beckys@pdx.edu with questions.

Are you an employer? Visit The School of Business Employers page for ways that you can engage with our students.