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Linfield's practical experience opportunities and vigorous Liberal Arts curriculum prepare current students and graduates with the tools, experience and drive to succeed in nearly any professional path.  Linfield students pursue:

  • Creative Opportunities to Expand Their Curiosity
  • Leadership and Collaborative Experiences
  • Opportunities to Take Initiative and Ownership
  • Career, Community and Academic Engagement 
  • Interdisciplinary and Cross-Sector Understanding
  • Respect for Personal & Cultural Responsibility

     "Linfield taught me the importance of character, communication and teamwork, all of which 
      have helped me in my career at   Amazon." - Hayden Mace, '12 Linfield Graduate, Amazon"

                                                                 "Some of our best hires are Linfield alumni." - Kelly Robinson, Aerotek

Please contact Donna Montoya (, 503-883-2443), Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships, for more information about any of these recruiting activities.

"It is my pleasure to work with our partners to help connect your career opportunities with our Linfield Students.  A special thank you to our Linfield alumni and parents who seek out current students and recent graduates to join their organizations.  Thanks for supporting your fellow Wildcats!"  -Donna Montoya

Donna Montoya, Assistant Director, Strategic Partnerships

Employer and Recruiter Resources

 Hire a Wildcat
  • Cat Connect 
Recruit Students
  • Recruiter's Guide 
Ways to Recruit 
  • On-Campus Interviews
  • Career Fairs
  • Class Visits
  • Info Sessions & Info Tables            
  • Employer Luncheons                   
  • Employer's Guide to Internships
  • Linfield Intern Profiles 
 Linfield Students & Alumni  
  • Linfield Student Profile
  • Linfield Facts & Figures
  • Alumni
  • Linfield Intern Profiles
 Legal Information
  • Legal Information 

Hire a Wildcat

To post all job openings (full-time & part-time) as well as internships and volunteer opportunities, please register an account for Cat Connect.

  • This is a free resource that we offer to our students and employers to connect students to jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.
  • Once your account has been approved, you can post and manage your own listings.
  • View step-by-step instructions for creating an account and posting your first position.
  • Please feel free to contact the Office of Career Development directly via phone (503-883-2733) or email ( if you have further questions.
  • Third-party recruiters: Indicate company name for which you are recruiting.
  • Career Development will maintain the right to delete postings that require candidates to pay for employment and/or have incorrect contact information. For more information about guidelines for recruiting at Linfield please visit

Thank you for providing opportunities to Linfield students and alumni!

For Cat Connect click Here.

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 Recruit Students

                                                     Download A Recruiter's Guide to Connecting with Linfield Students

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 503-883-2443 or emailing Donna Montoya (
  • 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.
  • Two weeks advance notice is requested for recruiting activities.

Please contact Donna Montoya, Assistant Director of Career Development at 503-883-2443 or for more information about any of Linfield’s On-Campus Recruiting activities.

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Ways to Recruit

On-Campus Interviews

We provide rooms to recruiters who wish to conduct internship and job interviews with current Linfield students for career opportunities. Please contact Donna Montoya, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships ( to learn more about setting up a room schedule.

Class Visits

We are your point of contact to reach out to faculty with the purpose of setting up presentations in classes regarding your career opportunities and company information.  Please email Donna Montoya, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships ( to request assistance in reaching out to faculty.

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Career Fairs

Fall Career Fairs

Office of Career Services

DIVE: Discover Internships, Volunteering and Employment

This student event aims to connect Linfield students with professional opportunities ranging from internships to on-campus jobs, volunteer positions and part-time jobs in the community. This is an opportunity for you to connect with outstanding Linfield students to share information about opportunities within your organization.  Co-sponsored by Career Development and Community Engagement and Service.  DIVE takes place during the first week of class each fall. Email for more information.

Grad School Expo

The Grad School Expo takes place every October and is our best opportunity for graduate programs to connect with students in person. Please contact Donna Montoya, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships ( to learn more about this event.

Meet The Firms Event

Our annual Accounting industry event connects students seeking a career in accounting-related fields with accounting firms and other organizations that hire interns and full-time accounting professionals. Please contact Kristi Mackay, Assistant Director of Internship Engagement ( for more information.

Spring Career Fairs

First Avenue Career Expo

A fair sponsored by six Oregon Liberal Arts colleges and universities. This event hosts 150 different employers and graduate schools, with 500 student participants. Please visit for more information and to register.

Connect on Campus Career Fair

Connect with Linfield students to hire for spring and summer paid internships, summer jobs, and post-graduate career opportunities.  Typically in March or April.  Email for more information

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Information Sessions and Information Tables

Office of Career Services

We are your point of contact to set up information sessions outside of class time and information tables on the Linfield College premises.  We also advertise your events to appropriate students to help them learn how to connect with you. Please email Donna Montoya, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships ( to work with Career Development for requesting room and table reservations.

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Employer Luncheons

Office of Career Services

We partner with recruiters to host Employer Luncheons, through which you will meet students, present company information, and announce opportunities.  We reach out to appropriate students and faculty to invite them to these events. If you are interested in hosting an Employer Luncheon please contact Donna Montoya, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships ( for more information and to set up this event.

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Linfield Students and Alumni

When you recruit Linfield students and alumni, you are connecting with outstanding Liberal Arts students who come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, but the overarching characteristics are intellectual curiosity, engagement with the community and world, and a respect for others and the world. Through 47 different majors, on- and off-campus leadership and experiential activities, rigorous coursework, and a support system that connects learning, life and community, these students are preparing to become industry leaders and pursuing their paths toward life-long career success. We welcome you to click through these links to learn more about Linfield students and alumni.

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Linfield College encourages students to seek out internships to complement their coursework and develop professional connections to further their professional development. 

An internship is an excellent way for students to apply their coursework to the world of work. Internships are a form of experiential learning in which students learn about a career through direct experience with an organization. Internships are more meaningful than part-time or summer jobs. There is a focus on a project and an opportunity to reflect on the learning that takes place through your internship experience. Types of internships vary widely; internships can be done throughout the year, can be paid or unpaid, and are available locally, nationally, and internationally.

Download An Employer's Guide to Creating a Successful Internship Program

For additional information on the legality of unpaid internships, visit the
US Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division guidelines.


Legal Information

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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