Success Story: UO Alumna Diara Melendez – KeyBank

Retail Management Associate, KeyBank

Business Administration, Spring 2013

Diara Melendez knew early on that she would be spending winter and spring terms of her junior year studying abroad in Spain as part of the CIEE Business and Society Program. She didn’t worry about finding an internship for the summer before her last year of school. She didn’t think about her post-graduation plans.

In early fall of her senior year, that changed.
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Special Thanks to Participating Employers – Spring 2013

Career Services would like to extend our thanks to the companies and firms that participated in Lundquist College Career Services’ Winter term events and recruiting:

On-Campus Recruiting

Elevate Inc.
First Investors
Grant Thornton
Isler CPA
Jones & Roth
Kernutt Stokes
Moss Adams

Ask the Business Pro

Cambia Health Solutions
Country Financial
Insight Global

Employer Showcase

Aequitas Capital
Banfield Pet Hospital
Marcus & Millichap
Rubicon International

Job Searching with Social Media

Joshua Waldman, Career Enlightenment

Company Insiders

Columbia Distributing
Elevate Inc.
Market Strategies International
RDO Equipment Company
U.S. Navy

UO-JobLink: Oregon Career Information System

Deciding on how to begin your career path can be daunting. There are so many things to consider and what if you change your mind? How do you decide?

There are numerous tools available to you as a UO student to help you pin down some of your skills and interests, as well as help guide your research. Oregon Career Information System (Oregon CIS) is one of those resources. Continue reading UO-JobLink: Oregon Career Information System

Get Connected: LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a powerful online networking tool that has professionals and up-and-comers making connections and landing opportunities in a dynamic way. Recently, LinkedIn has made updates to everyone’s LinkedIn page. How is your page looking? If an employer were to see your LinkedIn page, would they be interested in contacting you? Power up your LinkedIn page with these tips and takeaways: Continue reading Get Connected: LinkedIn

Building Your Brand: Resumes

Having a developed personal brand and being able to promote your brand will help you to be more successful when researching for a job or internship. But first you have to ask yourself, what is your product?

Building your brand involves researching what you have to offer a company. If you wrote your resume, then you began the process of identifying the skills you will bring to an employer. Some people take their resume up a notch by putting skills that they love using into their resume. These are usually your strengths–a skill that you use over and over again. Continue reading Building Your Brand: Resumes

Make Time for Your Career Search

It takes more than a resume and a degree to get that first job post-graduation. It takes time and effort, and requires you to consider aspects of your life and personality that you might not have thought relevant to your career search.

If you are thoughtful and incorporate the following career development steps, your chances of finding meaningful employment will greatly improve.

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Employers Tell All: Advice for Students

By Xiaoying Chen

The most common question most junior or senior students get from their families, friends, or teachers is, “What will you do after graduation?” We also ask ourselves: What kind of jobs should we look for? What makes our resume stand out? Or, how do we make a good impression at work?

Hiring managers from different companies helped address these questions and more at the Lundquist College Career Services event, Employer Tells All. Panelists from Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Levi Strauss & Co., Northwestern Mutual Financial Network, and Pacific Continental Bank shared their experiences, career paths, and professional hiring insight. Continue reading Employers Tell All: Advice for Students

Job Search Strategies for International Students

Competition in the job market is fierce, even in our slowly improving economy. But international students have the extra challenge of finding opportunities within companies that will offer sponsorship. On March 1, 2013, Career Services and International Affairs teamed up to present job search workshops for graduate and undergraduate international students. Career Services Director James Chang began the presentation with job search strategies. Here are some key takeaways from the job search portion of the workshop: Continue reading Job Search Strategies for International Students

On the Road with Ronnie: Facebook

On the road with Ronnie is a new column that follows Ronnie Casanova, the Assistant Director of Employer Development for Lundquist College Career Services, as she hosts and attends various events, meetings, and seminars in Portland and beyond. Ronnie is always networking and bringing recruiters and employers to the University of Oregon from Portland companies such as Nike,Intel, Columbia Sportswear, and more.

Imagine that your future office space isn’t just a desk or cubicle but an open, industrial-style setting with great community spaces with sofas and bean bag-chairs, art created by the employees, bicycles to get you around campus, kitchens on every floor with breakfast and lunch items, and a campus that hosts top-rated food and drink venues. Continue reading On the Road with Ronnie: Facebook

Careers in Banking

The Careers in Banking discussion panel included alumni and banking professionals who shared their career paths and gave advice about pursuing a banking career.

By Sabrina Black

When you were four years old, did you dream of being a banker? Most likely not. Banking has been called the “accidental career” by some who have found career success in banking. Robin Burk, a regional president for US Bank and a panelist at the Careers in Banking event, is a great example of this with her degree in speech therapy and 38 years in banking.

The Careers in Banking event on March 7, 2013, presented a discussion panel and career expo to introduce business and economics students to the world of banking careers in all of its unexpected forms and paths. Five panelists kicked off the event by describing their career paths, what surprised them about the industry, why they recommend starting as a teller, and more. Here are some key takeaways: Continue reading Careers in Banking