Though a lot has changed since last fall, PWA's mission has remained the same. We've been busy at the virtual PWA headquarters these past few months creating a series of fall virtual career talk opportunities for students.
Upcoming Career Talks and Days: Click the link to register!
PWA Virtual Career Talk: PCC Swan Island Trades Center (October 30): Learn about wiring, welding and virtual reality painting. Find out about apprenticeship and pre-apprenticeship training options and career opportunities in construction, industrial mechanics and other skilled trades.
PWA Virtual Career Talk: Careers in Mental Health Care (November 10): Hear from two mental health professionals -- one from Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare and the other a licensed clinical social worker in private practice -- about career opportunities and educational paths in mental health care.
PWA Virtual Career Day: ZGF Architects (November 10): Learn about ZGF’s focus on sustainability and social responsibility. Hear from designers about the different phases of design and the tasks associated with each phase. Participate in a design charette and present it to the group.
PWA Virtual Career Talk: Wieden+Kennedy (Late Fall TBD): Hear from creative professionals at one of the world's top advertising agency about what it's like to work in the creative industry and how they got started.
PWA Virtual Career Talk: KGW (November 16): Learn about broadcast journalism and tv production! Hear from professional journalists and producers about what it’s like to cover local news and work in a studio environment.
Coming soon: Virtual Career Talks with Nike and more (firefighting, education, construction...).
Past Career Talks: Click the link to watch the on-demand webinar!
PWA Virtual Career Talk: Greenbrier Gunderson Learn about careers in manufacturing and what it's like to work at Greenbrier Gunderson, a leading international supplier of equipment and services to the freight rail transportation markets.
PWA Virtual Career Talk: Kaiser Permanente Learn about careers in healthcare and medical technology. Meet professionals, hear about their career paths, and learn about the skills and education needed to be successful in health care careers.
PWA Virtual Career Talk: Oregon Humane Society Learn about careers within animal shelters including veterinarian, technologists, communication specialists, and volunteer coordination.
PWA Virtual Career Talk: Mahlum Architects Learn about careers in architecture with the nonprofit Portland Workforce Alliance and Mahlum Architects. See 3D renderings and learn about the design process.
PWA Virtual Career Talk: KGW Learn about broadcast journalism and TV production! Hear from professional journalists and producers about what it’s like to cover local news and work in a studio environment.
PWA Virtual Career Talk: The Oregonian/OregonLive (no recording available): Students learned about journalism and what it's like to cover an election and share breaking news on social media.
We will continually add new virtual opportunities and update our events page and this list of career talks.