Excellence

Excellence is a Given

With a world-class education and the help of academic advisors and career coaches, you’ll learn to knit together your interests, talents, identities, and goals into a cohesive thread that will help you soar after graduation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The University of Oregon is:


1 of 2
Pacific Northwest Institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
#1
Public University in Oregon for retention of Freshmen to the Sophomore year
#1
Public University in Oregon for graduation rates

Average time to graduation:

4 years
79%
of classes have fewer than 50 students
83%
of lectures are taught by faculty
17:1
student-to-teacher ratio

UO FACTS
 

 
 

Rachel Johnston

Majors: Sociology and French; Political Science minor
School: College of Arts and Sciences
Class: 2019

Rachel had a lot of interests: social advocacy, French, organizations and how they work. So she picked sociology as a major, studied abroad in Lyon, joined the Oregon Consulting Group. She landed campus jobs, found internships, wrote an honors thesis. As graduation approached, Rachel worked with the University Career Center to weave her experiences together into one narrative. She presented herself as an expert in social processes, cross-cultural communication, and data analysis. When she took her résumé to the UO career fair, employers took notice. She left with seven interviews, one of which turned into a job in New York City doing industry research for businesses so they can make data-informed decisions. In short, the perfect fit.

Alumni Stories
 

Career Ready

Together, we'll help you navigate your path, reduce barriers, and show prospective employers why you're the right person for the job.

The UO is where you'll learn to knit together your interests, talents, and goals into a cohesive thread. It starts with our academic advisors and deciding what you'll study; that might mean confirming what you already know you want, working backward from a dream job, or creating combinations to fit your passions. Our career experts will help you add in the experiences that complement your classroom learning: part-time jobs, internships, networking, leadership opportunities. You’ll connect with people who’ve walked your same path and found success, and employers who can show you what they’re looking for. Because your career will be a journey that may zig and zag, our advisors will help you prepare for whatever opportunities open up. Together, we’ll help you navigate your path, reduce barriers, and show prospective employers why you’re the right person for the job.

Career Center   Academic Advising

Top Companies Where Ducks Work

Ducks Have Won

Nobel Prizes, Pulitzer Prizes, Macarthur "Genius" Grants, and Tony and Oscar awards

Why UO

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