Interested in being part of an event on campus?

Taking part in events is a great way to network with and recruit WOU Students. Whether you are looking for education graduate students, political science majors, or nursing students, these reoccurring events have something to offer every recruiter/employer.

Before signing up for an event, make sure to complete your employer profile on Handshake. Don’t have one? Register now and follow our New User steps listed here!

For more information on specific events, dates, times, and more, explore the Events tab on Handshake or visit our Calendar of Events page.

Fall Term Events

During Fall Term, look out for opportunities to join the Opportunity Fair, Coffee Talks, and the Fall Career and Graduate School Fair!

See below for a description!

Winter Term Events

During Winter Term, you will have to opportunity to register for weekly Coffee Talks, Health & Exercise Science Fair and the Criminal Justice & Government Services Career Fair!

See below for a description!

Spring Term Events

During Spring Term, you have the opportunity to participate in the Education Fair, Mock Interview Day and Coffee Talks!

See below for a description!

Fall Career and Graduate School Fair

Looking to connect with Fall or Winter term graduates? Wanting to get a jump on filling your seats in all your classes? This is a perfect fair to start building those networking connections at WOU.  Students are actively looking for internships, part-time jobs, full-time careers, and graduate schools.

With 52 majors, and over 5,000 students on campus, we are sure you will find students to help fulfill your mission. Now is the time to meet qualified candidates within their majors!

Opportunity Fair

For all employers with local, part time, or work study positions.
A great opportunity for you to meet incoming and returning students. Advertise your opportunities, visit with students, and build your brand early on campus. This is the time to meet and greet before the school year gets underway.

Education Fair

At WOU, we connect teaching and learning both in our classrooms and in schools, and we’re proud that our graduates are some of the most sought after in Oregon and the Northwest. We encourage recruiters attending the Oregon Educators Fair to join us the day before on WOU’s campus for more personalized engagement with Oregon’s top talent. Don’t forget to register early as this event fills up quickly!

Learn more about WOU’s Education division

Coffee Talks

Are you looking for more intentional recruitment engagement with students?  Here’s your opportunity!  Western Oregon University is again hosting “Coffee Talks”.  This is a proven, effective way for students to engage with recruiters in a more unique way. Coffee Talks are informational sessions with a full coffee service and cozy furniture!  Register early to select the date and location that works best for you!

Criminal Justice & Government Services Career Fair

This fair is geared to students and agencies within the Criminal Justice field. WOU’s Criminal Justice program combines strong liberal arts curriculum with a rigorous set of core classes and specialized elective coursework in law enforcement, corrections, and community crime prevention. Graduates of our programs seek employment at the municipal, county, state or federal level in a variety of fields, as well as private agencies. Come meet our highly qualified students who are ready to take their career to the next level!

Learn more about WOU’s Criminal Justice program

Health & Exercise Science (HEX) Fair

This fair is geared towards students and organizations within the health and exercise science fields. WOU’s Health and Exercise Science programs  prepare students for a variety of professions and continuing education endeavors through the use of a  supportive experiential learning degree component which gets students out of the classroom and into the offices and clinics of local health organizations. Join us for HEX day to meet qualified students!

Learn more about WOU’s Health & Exercise Science division

Registration Cost for Career Fairs:

Employers: Cost:
Corporate $275
Government Agency $125
Small Business* $100
Educational Institution $75
Non-Profit Organization* $50
WOU Departments $25

Other Costs:

Coffee Talks: $25

Additional Information:

*Small Business/Non-Profit: To qualify, companies must employ fewer than 20 full-time employees or qualify as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. Companies must not be affiliated with or under a larger umbrella with a larger company that does not fit these qualifications. WOU reserves the right to request necessary documents to verify eligibility.


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