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The Linfield Office for Career Development creates connections to the world of work, providing comprehensive, centralized employment and career services for members of the Linfield College community.  We provide students, alumni and employers with opportunities to connect with each other. We understand the dynamic nature of today's workplace and the skills needed to succeed. Our staff strives to understand your organization’s culture, mission and goals, so we can help you maximize your recruiting efforts. Our aim is to help you develop a recruiting strategy that is tailored to your unique employment needs. Let us know how we can help advance your recruiting strategies.

Cat ConnectPlease contact Kristi Mackay (503-883-2606), Assistant Director of Career Development, for more information.

Advertising a Position

To post all job openings (Full-time & Part-time) as well as internships, please register an account for Cat Connect. This is a free resource that we offer to our students and employers as a means of directly connecting students to jobs. Once your account has been approved, you can post and manage your own listings.

Please feel free to contact the Career Development Office directly via phone (503-883-2733) or email ( if you have further questions.


On Campus Recruiting

Organizations interested in recruiting Linfield students or building brand awareness are welcome on the Linfield campus.  Visits can be coordinated through the Office for Career Development by calling 503-883-2733 or emailing  Two weeks advance notice is requested for information sessions or tabling.  Less time is necessary for individual interviews.  Room and table reservations will be made by a Career Development staff member and confirmed with the recruiting organization.  Recruiters must utilize the space provided and not wander through campus.  

Career Development Staff will advertise campus visits to appropriate student populations.  Organizations are welcome to submit materials or messages for distribution.  The Career Development staff will make final decisions on what is distributed.

Right of Refusal

The Office for Career Development reserves the right to terminate from or refuse the participation of any organization in our recruiting activities. Reasons may include misrepresentation by providing dishonest information or absence of information, or complaints by students/alumni. In addition, the Career Development staff reserves the right to remove organizations or job postings that do not align with the college’s mission and/or provide any risk to a student's personal or financial well being.


Employment professionals will maintain the confidentiality of student information in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). There will be no disclosure of student information to another organization without the prior written consent of the student, unless necessitated by health and/or safety considerations.

Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance

All employers recruiting Linfield students and using Linfield’s Cat Connect system, must comply with all applicable laws relating to equal employment opportunity (“EEO”) and may not discriminate against a job applicant because of his or her race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other classes protected by local, state, and federal law. Federal law also prohibits citizenship status and national origin discrimination with respect to hiring, termination, and recruiting. For additional information on prohibited EEO practices, please visit the EEOC's website and the Department of Justice's website.

NACE Principles for Employment Professionals

All employers recruiting Linfield students are required to uphold the professional conduct standards outlined in National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Employment Professionals, a subsection within the Principles for Professional Conduct.

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