Engage with Students
There are many ways for employers to engage with our bright students and recruit top talent:
Hosting an on-campus recruiting event can be a great way to meet potential candidates in person and build company awareness among Portland State business students. We provide on-campus facilities for employers to host information sessions, free of charge. In these sessions, you can profile what it is like to work at your company, share what career paths you have available for current students or recent grads and communicate about your hiring processes and timelines. Most events include a 30 - 40 minute presentation and then time for questions, but we can help you customize the session to meet your needs. If you are interested, please contact us to schedule and event for business students.
Many employers choose to follow up information sessions with on-campus interviews. We have interview rooms available for this purpose through the Advising and Career Services office. Please contact us to schedule interview rooms.
Another opportunity to connect with potential candidates is to attend a career fair. Again, this is a great way to build awareness of the opportunities that your company can offer students and recent graduates. There are a number of career fairs hosted on or near campus throughout the year. Some career fairs are specialized for specific audiences and others are open to all PSU students. Click here for information about upcoming career fairs hosted by the Portland State Advising and Career Services office.
One of the many reasons students choose to attend Portland State University is the strong connection with the local business community. As part of that community, we hope you will assist in making our mentor programs a successful way for students to experience that connection. Our mentor programs are designed to provide an opportunity for students to gain clarity on their career goals and develop their own business network through a mentor relationship with a business professional. Visit the mentor program website to learn more. If you're interested in becoming a mentor, contact Jodi Nelson at Jodi.Nelson@pdx.edu or DeAnne Preston at DeAnne.Preston@pdx.edu.
Many business students participate in university chapters of professional business organizations. These organizations can provide employers with valuable opportunities to target their outreach efforts to students in a specific area of study. Visit the student organization directory for contact information.
Every School of Business undergraduate and graduate student completes a capstone consulting project in the final terms of the their program. Click here for more information on how to get your company involved.