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Job Search Resources

Portland State University provides many resources to help students and alumni with the job search process.


  • PSU 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
    • Introduction to Interviewing
    • Effective Interviewing
    • Internships
    • Networking

  • Career Advice Videos, offered by CareerSpots, is a library of career advice videos to help students navigate everything from resume writing to job interview etiquette.