Faculty & Staff | University of Portland

Faculty & Staff

The Career Education Center partners with faculty and staff to integrate career readiness in curricular and co-curricular experiences and to facilitate connections to internships and jobs. Students often seek advice and support from faculty and staff as they navigate choices about majors, internships, graduate study, and careers. As students enter the complex, globally interconnected world of work, they may be overwhelmed by the vast amount of (sometimes conflicting) information. The Career Education Center has a variety of resources and tools to provide guidance in making career decisions and transitions successfully. In addition to the tools and resources outlined below, students are always encouraged to schedule an appointment for individual support and to attend many of the programs and events during the academic year. 

Tools & Resources

  • The UP Career Readiness Guide is a comprehensive student centered resource on career-related topics including career readiness competencies, career management model, and navigating college and career.
  • The RATE tool is a digital self-assessment to help students capture and describe the value of their experiences and how they contribute to their career readiness and what employers and graduate schools seek.
  • Through Handshake students can search for internships, part-time and full-time entry-level positions, schedule appointments with Career Education Center staff and access a variety of virtual and in-person events. 
  • StandOut is a mock interview practice tool that has over 3,500 interview questions. Faculty can also customize interview questions.
  • Sample Faculty Reference Letter from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)
  • Additional student focused resources on a variety of career topics can be found in the Career Resource Library in the left hand navigation.  

Please complete the Presentation Request Form with at least two weeks advance notice If you would like to have a staff member present in a class.


Faculty and staff members play a key role in communicating experiential learning opportunities to students and also ensuring that internship opportunities are valuable learning experiences. For information and resources, visit our Internships - Faculty page. If you have any questions about internships, please contact internship@up.edu.