Career Services

Career and Internship Services at Marylhurst

Our Career Services and Internships team is here to support you throughout your educational journey and into the workplace. Need feedback on your résumé and cover letter? How about advice on using LinkedIn? Attend one of our workshops or webinars. And if you need one-on-one advice, contact us to schedule an in-person or online appointment (by phone or Skype). Join the official LinkedIn Marylhurst University Career Network, an exclusive community just for our students and alumni.

Contact Career Services
Marian Hall

Career Coaching

Carol Karlson, Career Coach, Marylhurst UniversityCarol Karlson has joined us to provide career coaching. She’s here Wednesdays from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Students and alumni can schedule appointments by sending Carol an email at

Carol graduated from Marylhurst in 2011 with a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies. She works part-time in the software industry as a product manager and volunteers as career coach at Marylhurst. She has spent the past 20+ years in the software industry providing training to end users in the automotive industry, ensuring the quality of the software and increasing customer satisfaction in product delivery. Career coaching is her passion; she loves working with clients to uncover their desires in life and career and assisting them in achieving their goals.

Paul Carlson, Career Coach, Career Services, Marylhurst UniversityPaul Carlson also provides career coaching to students and alumni via telephone conversations. Appointments are scheduled by sending Paul an email at

Paul graduated from Marylhurst in 2013 with an MBA and received a B.A. from the University of Oregon. He currently works for a recruiting firm and has a private coaching practice. For the past 10 years, Paul worked in several different nonprofit organizations as an executive director and marketing director. Before nonprofit administration, Paul was an entrepreneur for 12 years in real estate and owned a vineyard. Paul is passionate about helping people clarify their career path and reach their goals. He provides support, encouragement and guidance to all of his clients.

Job-seeking Skills

If you’re looking for a job or new career, you know there are four stages. First, do your research on the job market. Second, find opportunities (jobs, internships, volunteering) in your field. Third, polish up your resume. Fourth, get prepared for your interview.

We’ve compiled a variety of job-seeking resources here to help you get started.

Internship Program

Internships expand the learning environment into the workplace. Internships give you the opportunity to directly apply what you’re learning to a real-life situation. An internship may even lead to future employment.

When you’re ready for an internship, do our self-paced Online Internship Program Orientation. Yes, orientation is mandatory, but that’s because we want to ensure your success!

Questions? Contact our internship coordinator in Career Services, 503.699.6271 or

» Download the Internship Handbook
This handbook applies to most Marylhurst internships and practicums. Interior design, art therapy counseling, education and music therapy students will receive internship information from their academic advisers.

Employer Services

Are you an employer wanting to connect with Marylhurst students?

Send your job, internship, hiring events and volunteer opportunities to Include a link (send an attachment if your information isn’t online). We’ll share it on our Marylhurst University LinkedIn Career Network exclusive for students and alumni.

We’re happy to host a career fair (for employers recruiting employee candidates) information sessions on our campus, weekdays between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. This is the best time for our students, between their daytime activities and their evening classes. Contact us at to arrange a visit.