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Beaver JobNet  is a great way to get your job or internship search started. Meet employers from a variety of organizations as well as from locations around the country and around the world. This program serves students and alumni alike. Employers are seeking applicants for positions including full-time, co-ops and internships, summer camps, national parks employment, and volunteer organizations such as the Peace Corps. Students can access Beaver JobNet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Check out the Career Services website for more information about finding a job.

Job/Internship of the Week

Healthy Life Intern
Pacific Source Health Plans

Posted: Feb 20, 2012
Division N/A Desired Start Date June 25, 2012
Hours Per Week 40 Travel Percentage No Travel
Number of Openings 1 Salary Range 14-18

Assist Healthy Life Director with the creating and deployment of healthy life challenges, researching opportunities for partnerships within targeted communities, assist with organizing a community health action forum in targeted communities and carrying out tasks noted in the Healthy Life strategic plan. Responsibilities will include:

Coordinating with local public health agencies to identify areas of collaboration, focusing on wellness and prevention within our communities.

Reviewing local health status data and identifying targeted populations for outreach within those communities.
Collaborating with local non profits to identify areas for partnership.

Working closely with Healthy Life Director and Government Relations Director to understand specific policies being reviewed in the state legislature that relate to wellness and prevention and uncover opportunities to be involved in shaping those policies.

Creating marketing materials, including healthy living messages, that can be used to promote healthy living activities by community.

Assisting in managing the community health sponsorships.

Position Type:
Internship – Paid, Internship – Unpaid
through mid-September
Public Health, Health Promotion, Business, Marketing, or related field majors with junior, senior, or grad student status in Spring term. Experience with public health, health policy, marketing, and research a plus. Strong communication skills required.

This is a paid, full-time summer internship with the hourly rate determined by undergrad/grad status and prior work experience. The position is located in Tigard, OR.

PacificSource is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Job Location(s)
Country-United States
Job Function:
Animal Care (Non-Veterinary), Animal Care (Veterinary), Counseling, Domestic Care / Services, Health Services / Healthcare, Healthcare, Other, Research, Social Services, Social Work
Contact Information
Employer: PacificSource Health Plans
Name: Sara Vizcaino
Title: HR Manager
Phone: 541-225-1966
Fax: 541-225-3639
Address: 110 Interntional Way

Springfield, OR
97477 United States


Sometimes we need to stop and reflect about what comes next.

Career Changer, Jessica, here, ready with another episode in the tale of my wavy career path. Last episode, I was in Colorado, working at the Gifts & Gas, when I decided I would go to graduate school. I made this decision for a couple of reasons, some good and some not so good. First, as part of my winter in this small mountain community, my favorite memories occurred during a Women’s Writing Group that I helped create. Six or seven women would gather at one of our homes on a Tuesday or a Wednesday night, share things we were writing, respond to creative writing prompts, and share those impromptu writings as well. I really enjoyed coming up with writing activities for the group, challenging myself with writing, and the whole experience allowed me to share things through writing that I might not share in casual conversation. So, I thought, why don’t I go to school to do this as a job? Why don’t I get a degree in creative writing so that I can be a writing instructor and do this all the time?

I mentioned that there were good reasons for me to go back to school and a couple of maybe not so good reasons. One good reason was that I was truly going to pursue something that I loved doing. Another good reason was that I could see myself in higher education, working in some capacity at a college or university. I loved college towns, and I could see myself raising a family in a college-centered community. However, some of the other reasons I went back to school involved a lack of knowledge, about myself and about the field I would enter. I didn’t quite know what was next for me. I felt a little lost, and thought, why not more school? I wasn’t a person who was motivated by writing; I didn’t need to write, but I enjoyed it. Also, the creative writing instructor market is pretty saturated with MFA graduates trying to secure professorships. I didn’t know then that it can take 10 to 15 years to find a secure creative writing job at a college or university. I probably could have done a bit more homework investigating my own strengths and ultimate goals and what I could expect afterward.

Without acknowledging all my reasons, good or bad, I applied to 9 programs across the country. I applied so many places because creative writing programs can be competitive. Only three of the nine schools admitted me, and I decided to go to Colorado State University.

In August of 2006, I began my first graduate degree, an MFA in creative writing with a concentration in poetry. We found a house to live in, and I settled into the fast pace of graduate level coursework. Let me tell you – it was intense! I tutored for several hours a week in the writing center and spent all day Saturday and Sunday each week reading and writing. Remember that I’d been out of school for 6 years; it was difficult. But I eventually found my footing and made it through my first year, studying poets I’d never heard of before, writing my own poems and critiquing my peers work, and investigating theory, something I’d never engaged with before. Next time, I’ll tell you about my 2nd and 3rd years of school and what happened when I graduated. Have a great Week 8, OSU!

Jessica Baron is currently a Graduate Assistant in Career Services at OSU and a full time student in the College Student Services Administration Program. Before making her way to Oregon State, Jessica worked as an actor, waiter, online tutor, receptionist, college composition instructor, creative writer, gas station attendant, nonprofit program director, writing workshop leader, high school drama coach, Hallmark card straightener, substitute teacher, real estate office manager, and SAT tutor, not necessarily in that order. Her “Confessions of a Career Changer” will focus on her wavy career path and the challenges and joys of wanting to do everything.

To view this job/internship listing, you must be a currently registered OSU student or alum and have an existing Beaver JobNet account. If you are eligible and do not have an account, register now.

Beaver JobNet  is a great way to get your job or internship search started. Meet employers from a variety of organizations as well as from locations around the country and around the world. This program serves students and alumni alike. Employers are seeking applicants for positions including full-time, co-ops and internships, summer camps, national parks employment, and volunteer organizations such as the Peace Corps. Students can access Beaver JobNet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Check out the Career Services website for more information about finding a job.


Job/Internship of the Week

Communications Operator (Trainee)

City of Lake Oswego

Posted: Feb 13, 2012
Division: N/A Desired Start Date April 2, 2012
Approximate Hours Per Week: 40


The City of Lake Oswego announces an excellent opportunity for a Communications Operator (Trainee) in the Emergency (911) Communications Center for the City of Lake Oswego Police Department. The Communications Operator receives emergency and non-emergency phone calls for the communities of Lake Oswego, West Linn and Milwaukie, and provides efficient and effective dispatch of emergency police and fire services. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual. Candidates must be able to multi-task, prioritize calls and must have excellent customer service skills especially under pressure. Full background check required. Questions about this position may be submitted to Megan Phelan, Human Resources Director at 503-635-0281.

Application Deadline: There are multiple positions available. Job will be open until positions are filled.

For complete information and instructions on how to apply, please visit and select Current Openings under HR Quick Links.


Lake Oswego, OR

United States
Position Type:Permanent Full-Time
Salary Level
$3,211 – $4,304 per month
Job Function
Computer Operation / Data Entry, Conflict Resolution, Criminal Justice, Customer Service, Law Enforcement, Other
Contact Information
Employer: City of Lake Oswego
Name: Megan Phelan
Phone: 503-635-0281
Address: 380 A Avenue
Post Office Box 369
Lake Oswego, OR
97034 United States

Our Winter Career Fairs start tomorrow on February 22nd and 23rd and it’s important to know who is coming.  Researching companies in advance might seem like overkill, but in reality it could mean you landing your perfect job or internship. Employers that attend Career Fairs end up telling students what their company description and mission statement are hundreds of times during the day. Knowing stats beforehand will help you make the most of your valuable time and could make a lasting impression on an employer, which could land you an interview.

Our website and Beaver JobNet are great places to start when researching Career Fair companies. The list of attending companies that we provide includes their industry, website, interested majors, position types and green employer status. You can even find what table the companies will be located to make the best out of your time. Knowing what qualities you are looking for in a companies and which positions you are interested in will help you narrow down the employers you need to visit.

Some of the 137 companies attending the Winter Career Fair are:

Columbia Sportswear, first established as Columbia Hat Company, originated in Portland, Oregon in 1938 and is still headquartered there today. They are a company that is passionate about their outdoor inspired and tested clothing. At the Career Fair they are looking to fill internship and full-time positions with a wide variety of majors.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation holds many desirable jobs, from special agents, to linguists, and professional hostage team members, to professional staff. While these jobs are very competitive, the FBI has many great internships that can eventually lead into one of the previously mention positions. For the Career Fair they are specifically looking for applicants from all majors to fill permanent full-time positions.

Georgia Pacific is one of the biggest producers and manufacturers of paper and building products in the world. Their company prides themselves in finding new innovative ways to manufacture their products. They are looking for a variety of Engineers to fill internships and full-time jobs at the Career Fair.

HP was founded by two students from Stanford University in 1938. One of their first clients was Walt Disney Studios, which is living proof of their desire to produce innovative technologies. They are looking for business students, engineers, and computer science students to fill some internship, full-time and co-op positions.

Peace Corps is a green employer, which looks to serve developing countries by sending volunteers to live and work in their communities. While there are many applicable majors for Peace Corps, at the Career Fair they will be specifically looking for students from the college of forestry, education, and agricultural sciences to fill full-time positions.

State Farm Insurance originated in 1922, in Illinois, with the idea of creating an honest insurance agency to fit individual needs. State Farm is looking at all majors to fill internship and full time positions at the Career Fair.

Research companies so you will know which ones will be a good fit for you, and look up some company information to make a great impression. So pull out your suits and skirts, iron those shirts, and put your information to good use at the Career Fair! Good luck to all

Day 1:

“May the Force be with you.”

Only ONE day until the University Wide Career Fair!  You’ve worked hard to prepare for this great opportunity; now it’s your time to shine!  Oh, and don’t forget to follow up with those employers who piqued your interest…

  • Grab their business card at the career fair so you have their contact information
  • Send an e‐mail or hand‐written letter thanking them for their time and including a copy of your resume
  • We hear from employers that many students do not do this, so it’s a great way to stand out.

Day 2:

Don’t forget to bring the following to the fair:

  • Copies of your resume (15-20 depending on number of employers you’d like to approach). Keep in mind many employers are unable to take your resume, but instead will instruct you to apply online.
  • A smile, strong handshake and positive attitude.
  • Your 30-second infomercial to introduce yourself and highlight your qualifications.
  • Information about the organizations that you will be approaching. Never ask an employer, “What do you do?”
  • A hardcover notepad portfolio and/or professional briefcase for resumes, company information, business cards and questions to ask the employer.

Beavers Beyond OSU is an opportunity for students and alumni to share a successful internship, career related experience, project or study abroad opportunity. Perhaps you’ve discovered a new passion or created a start-up. Or you’ve had a meaningful experience that can inspire and educate others on ways to find intentional careers. If you have a story to share, we’d love to hear from you.

To share your story, please submit your interest below.

Name: Andrew Sherman

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Year: Senior

Where did you do your internship? ATI Wah Chang in Albany, OR.

What was your title? Mechanical Project Engineer

What did you do? I worked on multiple projects that ranged from pump systems to process equipment design. I also developed and managed the scope, schedule, and budgets for equipment installation projects utilizing Contractors and Union maintenance personnel.

How did you hear about your internship? I learned about this opportunity through the School of Engineering, MECOP program. Continue reading

Day 5:

“You know, like nunchuck skills, bowhunting skills, computer hacking skills… Girls only want boyfriends who have great skills. Forget flower bouquets and work on developing some captivating skills.”  – Napoleon Dynamite

So, what are your skills?  Master your 30-60 second infomercial or “elevator speech”!  Oh, and leave out your “computer hacking skills.”

This will arm you with all you need to begin an intelligent and effective conversation with employers.  If you’re not sure what to say, visit Career Services and we will help you!  Here are some ideas of what to include:

  • Where you are now? (degree, program, year in college)
  • Where you have been? (career-related experience, leadership experience, part-time work experience)
  • Where you are going? (future goals)
  • A question for the employer

Here’s a great example:

“Hello. My name is Lucy and I will graduate in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English. As a student here at OSU, I have had the chance to gain leadership and organizational skills through my involvement in the English Club. In addition, I have worked for two years as a server at the Annex allowing me to gain valuable customer service experience. I am seeking a full-time position in the field of public relations for next summer. Can you share with me any opportunities within your organization that might fit with my skills and experience?”