Career Education Center Information

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Portland! You have not even started at UP, yet people may already be asking you, “so, what do you want to do when you finish college?” You are embarking on a new and exciting journey unlike any other and whether you know your destination or not, the staff at the Career Education Center are here to support you. They are here to help and they do not judge.

You might be thinking that if you have declared a major, you have declared a career.  You are not alone in that thought, but the good news (and the bad news) is that is simply not the case.  Career planning goes far beyond what you study in school. Spend time learning more about the career paths that best meet your goals and individual interests. There are more options today than there ever have been, and those options will only continue to grow while you are in college. 

Declaring a Major

Not sure what major or career is best for you? You're not alone! It is okay to be struggling with these decisions. The Career Education Center has tools and resources to help you decide! Visit the Career Education Center's Majors and Careers web page to explore possible careers and interests.   

The Career Education Center provides services and resources to all students and alumni. Their staff meet with students and alumni to help identify skills, interests, and values as well as explore career opportunities. They meet with students regardless of where they are in their career journey! Visit the Career Education Center's website to learn more about all of the amazing resources that are available to you as a University of Portland student.

The Career Education Center is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and can be reached by phone at 503-943-7201 or by email at