Job Search Resources

Portland State University provides many resources to help students and alumni with the job search process.
  • Handshake is a web-based system for accessing:
    • Full-time career-related positions for upcoming graduates and alumni.
    • On-campus interviews with employers who are recruiting seniors and recent graduates.
    • Part-time, off campus jobs for students.
    • On-campus work-study and regular-wage jobs for students.
    • Federal work study community service jobs (including America Reads and America Counts) for students.
    • Paid and unpaid internships for students.
  • Workshops, offered by Advising & Career Services, help to develop and implement effective job search strategies. Some workshop topics include: 
    • Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
    • Interviewing
    • Networking
    • Personality Type & Career Choice
    • Internships
    • Salary Negotiation
    • Choosing a Major

  • Career Fairs and other career events, offered by Advising & Career Services, bring employers directly to Portland State to connect with students & alumni and discuss available jobs and best practices for applying.
  • Viking Visits, offered by Advising & Career Services, are an opportunity to go directly to local companies to get an exclusive, firsthand look at what makes them successful. It is a chance to meet and hear from professionals about what they do and how students can start a career in this industry. 
  • Career Advice Videos, offered by CareerSpots, is a library of career advice videos to help students & alumni navigate everything from resume writing to job interview etiquette.