About Us



The mission of the Career Education Center is to educate and empower students and alumni throughout their lifelong career development journey. Beginning with a student’s first year, we foster career discernment, resilience and development of the whole person. We partner with alumni, faculty, staff and employers to facilitate connections and identify meaningful experiences and opportunities.


We envision a connected community of University of Portland students and alumni who value and pursue transformative relationships and experiences within a global context.

  • We achieve this through providing expert guidance
  • We foster community by facilitating connections
  • We catalyze change in the perception of clients


These values serve as the Career Education Center’s cultural anchors:

  • Formation
  • Respect and Inclusion
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptability
  • Honesty and Authenticity
  • Professional
  • Accessibility and Ease
  • Hospitality and Welcoming

Learn more about the Career Center Education Plan