When it comes to career and personal development, experience is the key. Through experience and engaging with others, you learn about yourself and the world, gain skills and confidence and demonstrate your passion to employers and graduate schools.
Part-Time Jobs (off campus)
Students, who work up to 15 hours/week, do better in college, gain skills and real world experience, and help finance their education. There are many opportunities in the local area.
Preparing to find a Part-time job
Strategies for finding a Part-time job
On Campus Employment
On campus employment offers great flexibility and convenience for students. On average,1385 students are employed at WOU during the school year, so your chances of finding a position are great.
Prepare to find a job on campus
Strategies for finding On-Campus Employment
Visit our internship page for students
Alternative Break Program
Visit our alternative break program page for students
The Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences (PURE)
The mission of the Program for Undergraduate Research Experiences (PURE) is to promote undergraduate research, in its broadest sense, at Western Oregon University. PURE strives to build and sustain a culture of support for student scholarly endeavors through the development of a campus-wide infrastructure that enhances dissemination, fosters communication, and provides funding for this initiative. PURE’s efforts foster additional opportunities for meaningful and sustainable faculty-student collaboration in research, scholarship, and creative activities at Western Oregon University.
For personal assistance with exploring and choosing majors and careers, schedule an appointment with one of our career counselors. Call 503-838-8432, or schedule online here.