Career Expo

Eastern Oregon Career Expo

April 3, 2024

Sponsored by the Eastern Oregon Workforce Board, the Career Expo takes place on the first Wednesday in April on the EOU Campus in La Grande


This regionally focused event provides a venue for local and regional employers to gain access to students and community members seeking employment opportunities including part-time, seasonal, internships, and career positions.

Job Fair

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location:
Eastern Oregon University Fieldhouse

An Eastern Oregon Workforce Board event connecting local and regional employers to job-seeking students and community members highlighting their industry and employment opportunities including part-time, seasonal, internships, and career positions.

Career-Ready Clinics

Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Across the EOU Campus

A variety of clinics, workshops, and discussion forums related to every stage of your career development from exploration to networking to preparing for an interview.


This event is made possible through a partnership between the Eastern Oregon Workforce Board, WorkSource Oregon, and Eastern Oregon University’s Career Services Department

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EO Career Expo Job Fair Employers

  • AgWest Farm Credit
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Army Recruiting
  • Baker County Chamber of Commerce
  • Baker Relief Nursery
  • Baker Resources Coalition
  • Barreto Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Blue Mountain Hospital
  • Boise Cascade
  • Bureau of Land Management Baker Field Office
  • CB Construction, Inc.
  • Center for Human Development, Inc.
  • City of Des Moines Police Department
  • Columbia County Health Systems
  • Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation-Tribal Employment Rights Office
  • CSS Farms
  • Dept of Economic and Community Development, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation
  • Eastern Oregon Child Care Resources
  • Eastern Oregon University Head Start
  • Eastern Oregon Workforce Board
  • Energy Trust of Oregon
  • EOU Small Business Development Center
  • EOU Student Employment
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Grande Ronde Hospital
  • Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc.
  • Greater Oregon STEM Hub (GO STEM)
  • Hermiston School District
  • Insight Counseling & Therapy
  • IRZ Consulting
  • La Grande Parks and Recreation
  • La Grande School District
  • Marvin Wood Products
  • Mid Columbia Bus Company, Inc.
  • Mid-Columbia Center for Living
  • Multnomah County Sheriff Office
  • New Directions Northwest, Inc.
  • Northeast Oregon Area Health Education Center
  • Northwest Beef Express
  • NW Regional Education Service District
  • Oregon Army National Guard
  • Oregon Care Careers
  • Oregon Department of Corrections
  • Oregon Department of Corrections/Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution
  • Oregon Department of Forestry
  • Oregon Department of Human Services
  • Oregon Department of Revenue
  • Oregon Department of Transportation
  • Oregon Health Authority AmeriCorps VISTA
  • Oregon Laborers
  • Oregon State Police
  • Oregon State University
  • Oregon State University Extension Services
  • Paid Leave Oregon – Oregon Employment Department
  • Port of Morrow
  • Powder Basin Watershed Council
  • RISE Services Inc.
  • Rural Engagement & Vitality Center
  • Shelter from the Storm
  • TFP Therapeutic Services, Inc.
  • The Greater Oregon STEM Hub
  • Threemile Canyon Farms
  • UA Local 598 Plumbers and Steamfitters
  • Umatilla County
  • Umatilla Electric Cooperative
  • Umatilla National Forest
  • Umatilla-Morrow Head Start, Inc.
  • US Bank
  • USDA Farm Service Agency
  • Wallowa County Healthcare District
  • Wallowa Resources
  • Wallowa-Whitman National Forest
  • Woodgrain
  • Work4Warriors
  • Yellowhawk Health Center

Alumni, Community Members & Students

Before the Expo:

On-campus:

  • Visit this site frequently to view newly registered employers
  • Investigate employers you are considering.
  • Prepare/update your general resume’.
  • Practice your elevator speech and questions
  • Dress to Impress!

Online:

  • Visit this site frequently to view newly registered employers
  • Investigate employers you are considering contacting.
  • Prepare/update your general resume’.
  • Request a 15 minute visit via ZOOM
  • Practice your elevator speech and questions

During the Expo

On-campus:

  • Focus on Networking: Make contacts for now and later.Record all contact names, titles, and contact information.Plan to spend hours; plan to have quality conversations

Online:

  • Keep it short, focused, and authentic
  • Share why you chose to contact their company
  • Be specific on the type of employment you are seeking
  • Discuss specific job posting or positions of interest

After the Expo:

On-campus:

  • Follow-up with employers.
  • Explore company profiles and job postings.
  • Customize your resume’ for each job posting.
  • Apply!

Online:

  • Follow-up with a ‘thank you’ message.
  • Review their company profile and job postings.
  • Customize your resume’ for each job posting
  • Apply!

Event Information & Amenities

Parking Passes:

  • Parking passes will not be required during the expo, If you plan to be on campus before or after the expo, please make plans to purchase a parking pass. Parking is available in spaces marked visitor or in general parking.  Please do not park in any space marked “reserved” or ADA-restricted without the proper pass.
  • There is unrestricted free parking in the Community Stadium Lot (football field lot).
  • Passes are available from the Student Financial Services office (Inlow 101) or from the parking kiosk in front of Loso Hall.  The kiosk currently accepts cash only.

Navigating Campus:

  • Reference the EOU campus map for the event’s main hub, the EOU Field House and other buildings for workshop locations..
  • Look for “EOU Event” signage around campus.

Dining:

  • Complimentary tea, water, and coffee will be available.
  • The Mountie Cafe and Mac’s Grill are both located in the Hoke Student Union building, offering meals, snacks and drinks for purchase.

Further your education with EOU!

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