OLAPC stands for Oregon Liberal Arts Placement Consortium.  It is a cooperative organization founded in 1989 to enhance the career services offered by member institutions. The primary goal of the organization is to organize the annual First Avenue Career Expo.

What institutions are members of OLAPC?

Lewis & Clark College, Linfield College, Marylhurst University, Pacific University, University of Portland, and Willamette University are all members of OLAPC.

Where and when is the 2017 First Avenue Career Expo?

The 2017 fair will be held Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Chiles Center on the University of Portland campus. During this time you have an opportunity to meet with students about full-time/career positions, internships, summer jobs, and graduate school opportunities.

Is this fair for seniors only?

No.  All undergraduate students are invited as well as alumni of the OLAPC schools that graduated within the past ten years.

How many students can I expect to meet?

Each year between 300 and 500 students participate in the First Avenue Career Expo.  In 2016 we had approximately 430 students in attendance.

Can I hire for internships, part-time and summer positions?

Yes.  Many students will be at the Expo seeking these positions.

Will I meet students seeking entry-level positions?

There will be many soon-to-be graduates and recent alumni seeking full-time positions.

How much is going to cost meHow much does it cost to attend?

*Fees are subject to change each year.

Registration Fees

Please click here for fee information.

How do I register?

Visit the registration page.

How do I get there?

Directions to University of Portland Chiles Center

Is food provided?

Lunch will be provided.

How much room will I have for my display?

Each organization will be provided a 6 foot table with a tablecloth.

Should I attend even if my company does not have job openings?

Yes.  You are encouraged to participate even if your company does not currently have any job openings.  This is a great opportunity to connect with 300 – 500 students.

What if I want to sponsor the Expo?

Organizations are welcome to sponsor the Expo. As a sponsoring organization, you will receive registration to the fair, exhibitor preferred location, and advanced acknowledgement on the First Avenue website and mobile app, and first 6  sponsors receive a reserved parking space in the main lot closest to Chiles (reserved until 10:30 a.m.). Please contact April at firstavenuecareerexpo@gmail.com if you are interested.

How do I publicize career opportunities with my organization?

You will be asked for available openings during the registration process.  A general list of job types available will appear within your profile on the mobile app and website.  Attendees are encouraged to visit your booth to explore your openings further.  If you have opportunities available after the job fair, you are welcome to post them free of charge at Careercenterjobs.org.