PWA Career Days

Students exploring workplaces, and hearing employers' insights on how to pursue different careers.


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!

You can also check our events page for upcoming Career Days and virtual Career Talks. Want to get involved? Contact us.

Our Career Day Partners: Current and Recent

Architecture & Construction

Howard S. Wright, ZGF Architects, PCC Swan Island Trade Center, Mahlum Architects, PAE Engineering, CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women of Portland)

Arts, Communications & Design

Wieden+Kennedy, Ziba Design, KGW-TV, Swift, FINE, Upswell, The Oregonian/OregonLive, Thesis Agency

Business & Sports

Nike, Umpqua Bank, Under Armour, adidas, Pacific Coast Fruit, Hyatt Hotels, OnPoint Community Credit Union


Oregon Health & Science University, Kaiser Permanente, Legacy Health, University of Portland School of Nursing, Oregon Humane Society


AWS Elemental, Intuitive Digital, Puppet, Simple, Microsoft,  Cloudability, New Relic, Metal Toad, Zapproved

Manufacturing, Energy & Engineering

Portland General Electric, Gunderson, Daimler Trucks North America, Gunderson, Vigor, 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, Linfield College

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Together, we can engage all students to graduate and make more informed, inspired career choices after high school or college.