Our Career Days take students to every corner of Portland, from sleek downtown offices to the industrial Swan Island. Employers show students their workplaces, share their insights and describe how to pursue different careers. During most Career Days, students get a chance to practice skills needed on the job through hands-on activities and other kinds of experiential, work-based learning.
Interested in hosting a Career Day? Find out how!
Virtual Career Days: PWA and its partners have embraced virtual Career Days and other forms of virtual connections, in response to restrictions on physical gatherings due to COVID-19. Check our events page for upcoming virtual career events. Want to participate in a virtual Career Talk or other virtual event? Contact us.
Architecture & Construction
Howard S. Wright, ZGF Architects, Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute, PCC Swan Islands Trade Center, Skanska, JE Dunn, McKinstry, Oh planning+design
Arts, Communications & Design
Wieden+Kennedy, Instrument, Ziba Design, KGW-TV, Swift, Design Week Portland, FINE, Upswell, The Oregonian & OregonLive
Business & Sports
adidas, Nike, Umpqua Bank, Under Armour
Oregon Health & Science University, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, Providence, University of Portland School of Nursing, KP Dental
AWS Elemental, Puppet, Simple, Microsoft, DigiGirlz, Cloudability, New Relic, Metal Toad, Zapproved
Manufacturing, Energy & Engineering
Portland General Electric, Gunderson, Daimler Trucks North America, Gunderson, Vigor, A-dec, Lam Research, PacifiCorp
Public, Human & Government Services
Mercy Corps, Oregon Humane Society, Portland Parks & Recreation, Port of Portland, Portland Fire & Rescue, Multnomah County, Prescott Elementary (Future Educators)
Higher Education Partners
Portland Community College, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland State University, University of Portland