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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 recruiters 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.

Please contact Donna Montoya (, 503-883-2443), Assistant Director of Career Development, Strategic Partnerships, for more information.

Posting a Position

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 as a means of directly connecting students to jobs. Once your account has been approved, you can post and manage your own listings. Click here for step-by-step instructions for creating an account and posting your first position.

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

Thank you for providing opportunities to Linfield students and alumni!

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 recruiting activities.  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.

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.

On-Campus Interviews

Career Development provides interview rooms to Recruiters who wish to conduct Internship or Job Interviews with current Linfield students for career opportunities. Please contact Donna Montoya ( to learn more about setting up a room schedule.

Career Fairs

Career Development hosts periodical career fairs throughout the academic year. The next fair is the DIVE Fair, in August. Please contact Kristi Mackay ( to learn more about this event, specifically for internships and local work and volunteer opportunities.

The OLAPC 1st Avenue Career Expo, a fair sponsored by the Oregon Liberal Arts Placement Consortium. This event hosts 150 different employers and graduate schools, and has 500 student participants from 7 Oregon Liberal Arts colleges and universities. Please visit for more information and to register.

Class Visits

Career Development serves as 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 ( to request assistance in reaching out to faculty.

Information Sessions and Information Tables

Career Development is your point of contact and works with you 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 ( to work with Career Development for requesting room and table reservations.

Employer Luncheons

Career Development partners with recruiters and academic departments to host Employer Luncheons, through which recruiters meet students, present company information, and announce career opportunities. Career Development and a sponsoring academic department reach out to appropriate students to invite them to these events. If you are interested in hosting an Employer Luncheon please contact Donna Montoya ( for more information and to set up this event.

About Linfield Students and Alumni

When you recruit Linfield students and alumni, you are connecting with outstanding Liberal Arts majors 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 towards life-long career success. We welcome you to click through these links to learn more about Linfield’s students and alumni.

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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