Upcoming Events

Apr 16
12:00 PM
UO Spring Career Fair
Erb Memorial Union |


Apr 24
(All day)
REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! : 2014 A&AA Career Symposium
Other/Off-Campus | Left Bank Annex, Portland Oregon


Apr 28



6 Top Ways Job Candidates Fail

by Keith Griffin

The job-hunting process is a minefield filled with potential pitfalls. One employment agency has quantified where job seekers are most likely to implode with the interview being the worst area.

What does HR want to hear about your weaknesses?

Most hiring managers will at some point pop this dreaded interview question: “What's your biggest weakness?”

The Cover Letters that Make Hiring Managers Smile - Then Call You!

Article from The Daily Muse, by Jenny Foss

You know that next job of yours? Yes, that’s right, the really amazing one with the brilliant co-workers, cool boss, and fresh, free snacks in the office vending machine? That one.

You know how you’re going to land it? By quickly showing your future employer that:

a) You’re going to perform incredibly well in this job.
b) You’re insanely likable.
c) You’re really going to fit in around there.

Need Inspiration? Top 100 Inspirational Quotes

In Forbes magazine, by Kevin Kruse

Inspirational quotes and motivational quotes have the power to get us through a bad week, and can even  give us the courage to pursue our life’s dreams. In my book, 4 Keys to Happiness and Fulfillment at Work, I share surprising research into the true triggers of workplace motivation. So in the spirit of self motivation, here are 100 inspirational quotes.

Internship with Miller Hull - Summer 2014

INTERNSHIP with Miller Hull – Summer 2014

Success Stories

A&AA 408/508 Career Exploration

  This class has really pushed me to think about and solidify what I want and need in a career, and I think that made it easier to articulate everything during the interview in a concise and well-reasoned manner. Plus, having an extra person in my little cheering section gave me all the confidence I needed to make sure they know I'm perfect for this job and will work my tail off to succeed at it. So, thank you for all your support!! Fingers crossed :)  Amanda Taylor, Fall 2013

Tiffany Hall (MPA'11) gets hired at Providence Alaska Foundation

After graduating with an MPA in 2011, Tiffany Hall searched high and low for jobs in Portland and didn't hear a peep. She applied for a job in Anchorage, AK as a Philanthropy Officer for Providence Alaska Foundation and got hired! 

Rachael Bohning gets courtside to photograph the Blazers

How can you narrow your career interests, make professional connections, and explore internship/job opportunities? Rachael Bohning, a senior majoring in Art with a Photography concentration, found out when she completed an informational interview assignment for AAA 408/508: Internship Preparation. “It’s a brilliant idea and no one knows about it,” Bohning said of informational interviews. Going into the class, she was unsure of what type of photography she wanted to pursue. One of her class assignments was to arrange an informational interview with a professional in her desired career field.

Jessica Garner applies classroom skills to her career search

Thanks to this class I was prodigiously prepared to schmooze, ask great questions, and get the most out of the experience…My career goals remain the same, but I have a renewed vigor to continue becoming an expert in the field of green design. Also, I have decided to take the LEED Exam at the end of December.

Olya Surits becomes Eco-Coach intern

Remember that project we did for your class, researching an internship opportunity?   WELL! Eco-Coach in Washington D.C just called me, and I got an internship! I will be working from Eugene, helping them with websites, promotion, sustainability projects etc...   I wanted to thank you for showing me the way to finally being on my way!   Hope you're enjoying the last week of break, Happy New Year!

PODS on Twitter