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Portland Campus Career Services

The Student Life Office collaborates with faculty and staff to provide you with a number of career resources:

Resumes and Cover Letters


  • Interviewing Tips and Sample Questions (PDF)
  • Practice Interviews
    • Video Chat (ie. Skype) Interviews
      • Many hospitals now have video interviews for their first round 
      • Contact Mac Career Development to set up a practice video interview
    • In-Person Interviews
      • Contact your faculty advisor
      • Contact the Student Life team
      • Use questions found in Interviewing Tips and Sample Questions (PDF above) packet to practice on your own or with a colleague
      • NURS 475 may offer opportunities for practice interviews

NURS 470

  • 4th semester students will have a career consultant visit their class to talk about resumes, cover letters, and interview tips.
  • Resume critique - students will partner up to look over each other's resumes. A checklist will be provided as a guide.


  • It is likely that you will need to list people as references who can describe you and your abilities.  Think about who you have a good relationship with and make sure to ask them before you list them as a reference.  

Other Resources

  • Career Fairs - typically in October & late February
  • Lunch and Learns - we often invite Linfield alumni and other professionals to campus to talk to you about their career experiences as a nurse
  • LinkedIn Workshops - offered in fall and spring
  • National Nurses Week Event - Professional Night offered by LSNA. Theme changes every year.
  • Networking
    • Join professional organizations now to take advantage of student membership pricing
  • Social Media
  • Nursing Career Info
  • McMinnville Career Development Office
  • Cat Connect - find job opportunities
  • Trusted Health - search engine for nursing jobs around the country
  • Soliant Health - staffing agency that hires nationwide
  • Incredible Health - Incredible Health is a career marketplace specifically for nurses--helping them more easily find permanent jobs at top U.S. hospitals. We also offer a variety of completely free tools for nurses looking to develop their careers such as free CE courses, salary estimates, an online discussion community, and more. 

For career services inquiries, please call 503-413-7561.