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Career Center Information

Congratulations and welcome to the University of Portland! Take a moment to meet Max and Chelsea from the Career Center. 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, we can help. We are here to help and we do not judge.

Max Kalchthaler

Max Kalchthaler has been helping students in the Career Center at UP since 2009.  He loves the outdoors and you can ask him about hikes in the area.  Max would eat Mexican food or pizza everyday if he had the chance. 

  • Undergraduate Major: History and Philosophy
  • Master of Arts in Teaching

 Chelsea Chase

Chelsea Chase recently joined UP in 2016 and has worked in career development since 2010.  She is originally from Colorado and loves the Denver Broncos.  Chelsea likes to explore Portland by trying new restaurants and you can ask her for vegetarian recommendations.

  • Undergraduate Major: Human Development and Family Studies
  • Master of Arts in Counseling

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 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. 

You can even start today!  Check out these resources to help you explore careers and interests.   

  • What Can I Do With My Major?
    This link will take you to information on the required classes for each major and the potential career options for that major.
  • O*NET OnLine
    This link will take you to a self-assessment, career exploration tool that can help you discover the type of work activities and occupations that you may like and find exciting.
  • Check out Handshake, UP's career portal.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics

The staff at the Career Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm and can be reached by phone at 503-943-7201 or by email at

Check out more information at the Career Center Site.