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About Us

Hours and Location

The Career Education Center is located in Franz 110. Office hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Phone: 503.943.7201
Email: career@up.edu

Appointments & Drop In Hours

Students can schedule appointments online 24/7 using Handshake, by calling 503.943.7201 or stopping by Franz 110 during office hours. We offer a variety of appointment types including in-person, video and phone. 

During the academic year, students can also utilize Drop In Hours for quick career questions.

Drop In Hours will end on Friday, December 15, 2023 and resume on Tuesday, January 16, 2024.

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions! We’re here to help. 

What We Do

Professional staff are available to discuss a variety of career topics including:    

  • Career Counseling
  • Career Exploration
  • Choosing/Changing Major
  • Applying to Graduate/Professional School           
  • Resume Review
  • Cover Letter Review
  • How to use Handshake
  • Job Search
  • Internship Search
  • Networking
  • LinkedIn
  • Interview Preparation
  • Mock Interview (Practice interview)
  • Negotiating a Job Offer
  • O*Net Debrief


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