Many Portland-area employers want to help young people learn about careers in their industry, yet they are pressed for time or daunted by the idea of hosting teenagers. That’s where PWA comes in.

PWA can help you organize an in-person Career Day that engages a group of students at your office or work site. We work with you to develop an agenda that fits into your workday. We collaborate with local schools to recruit and register students, and we provide 1-3 staff members to help things run smoothly.

We also provide a “toolkit” of resources for you. Check out the "How to Host a Career Day" brochure that includes feedback from students & employers, sample agendas, and a guide to getting started with help from PWA. Contact us for more information about hosting a virtual or in-person experience. 

How to Host a Career Day: PWA Brochure

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In a typical school year, we work with businesses and organizations to offer more than 30 career days a year at every kind of workplace, from design firms to hospitals.

Great career days can be anywhere from 2.5 to 5 hours long, but they tend to have 3 things in common:

  • personable employees from an inclusive variety of backgrounds who chat candidly with students about education & career paths
  • opportunities for students to interact with each other and participate in an activity or simulation
  • useful information such as mock interviews combined with advice for job searches


Interested? Contact us and we’ll get you started.


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2 thoughts on “Host a Career Day

  • February 3, 2022 at 9:24 am

    I’d love to hear more about what a virtual Career Day looks like. Our team at Perlo Construction loves to give back to the community. Please let me know how we can get involved.

  • October 14, 2022 at 2:18 pm

    Hi there!

    My name is Roselie and I support the hiring for Hertz Rent A Car in Portland, Oregon. I wanted to reach out to learn more about how we could partner with your organization to let the Portland community know that we are hiring and offer great career growth opportunities! We are currently hiring for customer service and sales associates and car wash attendants for our Portland Airport location. Our Portland Airport location hosts hiring events each month, and we have one upcoming on Tuesday 10/18.

    I’d love to set a time to meet or discuss the different ways we partner together. I can be available Tuesday for an in-person meeting, or available any day next week for a phone call. Thank you!

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