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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
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.