Every year, the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance teams up with the Portland Human Resource Management Association to organize mock interviews for students at the NW Youth Careers Expo. This is a great opportunity for HR professionals (and other caring adults with interviewing experience) to help teenagers build their interviewing skills and career readiness.

PWA works with the schools and coordinates the event. PHRMA supports community outreach and sponsors the PWA Expo Breakfast. Will you join us? Sign up for a short shift or the whole day!

NW Youth Careers Expo
Tuesday, March 19, 2024
9 am to 1:30 pm
Oregon Convention Center

We’re looking to sign up 100 volunteers to do mock interviews, help with Expo navigation, and other essential tasks.

Hundreds of students have already registered for mock interviews. These one-on-one conversations are among the most popular and valuable parts of the annual NW Youth Careers Expo, the Northwest’s largest career-education experience for high school students. Exhibitors at the Expo include the region’s leading employers in every major sector, as well as community colleges, apprenticeship training centers and four-year universities.

Check out our Expo photo gallery and watch our 1-minute Expo highlight video. Contact PWA at career@portlandworkforcealliance.org if you'd like to learn more about PWA's year-round work serving as a bridge between schools and employers for career mentorships, Career Days, career-readiness workshops and classroom support.

Why volunteer?

Help Oregon schools: Educators need your help preparing and empowering young people for life after high school.

Support young people: Whether students are thriving or struggling in school, they need assistance developing their confidence and oral communication skills.

Give back to your community: Help students learn best practices for job search, networking, and interview/resume skill building.

Rejuvenate: Many HR professionals and other caring adults have volunteered at the Expo for many years. It’s an energizing day and a great opportunity to connect with young people who are full of potential.

Expo 2024: Mock Interview Volunteers Needed