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Registering and taking part in events is a great way to network and recruit Western Oregon University Students! Whether you are looking for Education Graduates, Political Science Majors, or Nursing Students, these reoccurring events have something to offer every potential recruiter.

For more information on specific events, dates, times, and more, explore the Events tab on Handshake.

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 the Experience Fair, Coffee Talks, 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 and Coffee Talks!

See below for a description!

Career and Graduate School Fair

Looking to connect with Fall or Winter term graduates? Wanting to get the 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.
We strive to offer work study jobs, local part time jobs, volunteer opportunities, as well as internships.

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.

Coffee Talks

Are you looking for more intentional recruitment engagement with students?  Here’s your opportunity!  After last year’s resounding success, Western Oregon University is again hosting “Coffee Talk”.  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!

Experience Fair

Looking for qualified students to fill your open internship, practicum, or volunteer positions? At WOU, we connect you with diverse, hardworking students who are ready to apply their education and enthusiasm to serving your team! Approximately 45% of all WOU students volunteer, intern, or complete a practicum during their college experience. This a great way to train potential future employees knowing they are the right fit for your team.

Registration Cost for the Career Fair:

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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