Connect, Inspire, and Hire A Duck

We have, and continue to build, a network of parents and family members with the desire to support the career and professional development of UO students and alumni.

Parents and families can play an important role in our students' career development and employment. Parents and families involved in the Parent Professional Network support our students in exploring their passion, honing their career skills, and offering jobs and internships. 

Learn more and fill out your Professional Network Profile today.

Professional Network Profile

Ways To Be Involved?

  • Share your professional expertise by allowing students to contact you for informational interviews.
  • Connect with students at networking events (on campus and regional)
  • Prepare students through practice interviews or critique résumés or portfolios
  • Inspire students by speaking on a panel or with student groups
  • Reveal the working world by hosting a site visit or job shadow
  • Hire Ducks for internships, part-time, or full-time jobs

Help us build a network of successful Ducks! 

 

Sep 26
Job Search Groupnoon

You recently graduated or are about to graduate from the UO—yay! But you aren't sure what your next move is. The pressure is on to find a job, but you find yourself wondering...
September 19–October 5
White Stag Block, Suite 241

You recently graduated or are about to graduate from the UO—yay! But you aren't sure what your next move is. The pressure is on to find a job, but you find yourself wondering where to even start.

Sound familiar?

Join our upcoming Job Search Group in Portland and connect with other 2017 UO graduates and graduating students looking for work in Portland. You'll get support from a small group of peers, opportunities to connect with UO alumni and hear their job search advice, and concrete steps to get you that job!

Sessions are held Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 1:30 p.m. beginning September 19 and ending October 5, 2017. Bring your lunch!

Session One (Tuesday, September 19): Knowing Yourself and Creating Your Brand
Session Two (Thursday, September 21): Writing Resumes and Cover Letters
Session Three (Tuesday, September26): Interviewing Successfully
Session Four (Thursday, September 28): Becoming Known Through Networking
Session Five (Tuesday, October 3): Managing the Job Search Process
Session Six (Thursday, October 5): Presenting Your Job Search Plan

Space is limited to eight 2017 UO graduates or graduating seniors. There is no cost to attend.

Group will meet at the White Stag Block, 70 NW Couch St., Portland, OR 97209, Suite 241

Want to join us?

RSVP now to careerpdx@uoregon.edu or by calling 503-412-3701.

Oct 5
Hire-a-Duck Part-Time Job Fair10:00 a.m.

Looking for part-time work? Check out the possibilities at the Hire-a-Duck Part-Time Job Fair Thursday, October 5th in the EMU between 10am and 1pm. On-campus AND off-campus...
October 5 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Crater Lake North

Looking for part-time work? Check out the possibilities at the Hire-a-Duck Part-Time Job Fair Thursday, October 5th in the EMU between 10am and 1pm. On-campus AND off-campus employers will be taking applications.

Oct 10
Marine Corps Day on Campus9:00 a.m.

Becoming a Marine Officer is more than a career choice. It is a bold statement of intent. As a Marine Officer, you will be trained specifically to lead and inspire. USMC...
October 10 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU), Upper Amphitheater

Becoming a Marine Officer is more than a career choice. It is a bold statement of intent. As a Marine Officer, you will be trained specifically to lead and inspire. USMC representatives will be on hand 10am to 3pm at the upper EMU amphitheater on Wednesday Oct. 10th. Ask them about Aviation Careers and Officer Training! Try your skill on their pull-up bar and check-out the Marine Corps-red Hummer.

As a Marine, you earn the opportunity to generate real change at a point in your life when most of your peers are still searching for purpose.

Oct 10
9th Annual Get Connected: Pivot Your Career with Networking5:30 p.m.

The average worker will hold 13 jobs in a lifetime, and 80% of jobs are discovered through networking. Whether you are a graduate student, recent graduate or have decades of...
October 10 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
White Stag Block

The average worker will hold 13 jobs in a lifetime, and 80% of jobs are discovered through networking. Whether you are a graduate student, recent graduate or have decades of experience, you have the most powerful, helpful resource available to land your next job or to advance your career—your network.

Come prepared to challenge your misperceptions about networking: “People are too busy to help” or “You have to be an extrovert to network.” During this interactive session learn to strategically leverage and build your network in unexpected ways.

Stacey Lane is a career coach who helps individuals with unique backgrounds figure out where they fit, how to market themselves and find a career that’s as interesting as they are. She’s reinvented herself professionally a few times—including quitting her corporate job, selling her house, moving across the country, and starting a business in a city where she had only had a handful of contacts. Known for her candid career guidance, her advice has appeared in local and national publications. Find her at www.staceylane.net and she invites you to connect with her on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/staceylane.

Schedule:

5:30–6:15 p.m. Registration, check-in, and networking
6:15–7:30 p.m. Interactive program and Q & A

Registration: (includes 2 drink tickets and appetizers)

FREE for current UO students and 2017 UO graduates
$15 for UOAA members
$20 for nonmembers

Register online at uoalumni.com/getconnected2017 or call the UOAA at 800-245-ALUM. Please register by Friday, October 6. Online registration will remain open the day of the event. Registrations received after October 6 will not include preprinted name tags. Walk-up registration is $20 for all.

Questions?

For additional information, contact Linda Favero at lfavero@uoregon.edu or 503-412-3704.

Partners: Boly:Welch and the UOAA Duck Career Network Sponsors: School of Law, School of Journalism and Communication, Applied Information Management, Oregon Executive MBA

Oct 11
FBI Drop-In Office Hours11:00 a.m.

Drop-In to meet with an FBI Special Agent to learn more about the bureau and career and internship opportunities for current students and recent grads. Bring your questions and...
October 11 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Hendricks Hall, Career Center Room 220

Drop-In to meet with an FBI Special Agent to learn more about the bureau and career and internship opportunities for current students and recent grads. Bring your questions and resumes for review and real-time feedback. Drop-in will be on a first come, first serve basis from 11:00am-2:00pm in the Career Center.

Learn more about the 2018 FBI HONORS INTERNSHIP PROGRAM--deadline to apply is OCTOBER 15, 2017. The Honors Internship Program is a 10-week, paid summer internship that runs from June 11-August 17, 2018. The is a great time to ask questions about how to be a competitive candidate for this highly competitive application process.

FBI Special Agent in your future? Being an FBI Special Agent is a unique, challenging and life-changing experience that will stretch you beyond your comprehension, the Special Agent position is more than a job—it is a calling to protect and defend your country, uphold and enforce the laws in your community, and provide law enforcement assistance where and when necessary. Special Agents receive elite training to uphold its core values. Ask about the Special Agent role as well as other full-time opportunities for new and recent graduates. More info: https://fbijobs.gov/students.

Oct 12
Live & Teach in Japan with JET 2018!5:00 p.m.

Presented by: Matthew Turner – Consular Office of Japan - Portland

Are you interested in living, working, teaching and learning in Japan? If so, attend the Japan Exchange and...

October 12 5:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Lillis Business Complex, Room 111

Presented by: Matthew Turner – Consular Office of Japan - Portland

Are you interested in living, working, teaching and learning in Japan? If so, attend the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) general information session next week. The JET Program provides college graduates a unique opportunity to teach English to students in the Japanese public school system. The program helps to develop foreign language education in Japan, and to promote international exchange at the local level through fostering ties between Japanese youth and JET Program participants from around the world.

There are two positions offered by the JET Program. Individuals selected to serve as Coordinators for International Relations (CIRs) will be placed in the offices of prefectural governments, cities and towns throughout Japan. Individuals selected to serve as Assistant Language Teachers (ALT) will be placed in public schools or local boards of education. No Japanese language requirement for the ALT position!! For more information about JET and to access the application, visit: https://jetprogramusa.org.

Applicants Must:

have U.S. citizenship (or hold citizenship in one of the other 46 participating countries)hold a bachelor's degree by July 2018DEADLINE TO APPLY: To Be Announced (TBA) but is typically early-to-mid-November (applications must be received at the Embassy by this time).

For more info about this event, please contact:
Tina Haynes, On-Campus Recruiting Coordinator
UO Career Center
541-346-6006