All In

All In
The UO is an incubator for creative ventures. We're thinkers and problem solvers, making connections between classrooms and corner offices, research labs and retail stores.

There's no single path to success—that's why the UO offers hundreds. From global finance to tech startups to sustainable materials, our enterprise-related programs give you the tools to innovate in any field. Tailor your education to your interests with cross-disciplinary areas of study in the Lundquist College of Business, School of Journalism and Communication, and Department of Economics.

Whether at a Fortune 500 company or a solo startup, as a UO graduate you'll have the tools and experience needed to roll up your entrepreneurial sleeves and get to work.

Departmental Honors

Make your resume stand out to employers and graduate schools with departmental honors programs. You'll enjoy smaller class sizes, increased access to faculty mentors and professionals, and hands-on business and community experience. And with a close-knit cohort, you'll develop connections that continue after graduation, enhancing your personal and professional networks for years to come.

 

Choose Your Own Venture
The business world moves fast, but the UO is moving faster. Our enterprise-related majors, minors, certificates, and concentrations can be mixed and matched into infinite combinations to fit your passion. Get ready for the big time.

Enterprise-related Majors

21%
of UO students major or minor in Business
Learning by Doing
Whatever your interest, chances are we have a student club or organization where you can put your creative ideas to work.

You'll help real customers solve real problems while making friends and expanding your network. Our advertising and public relations teams mirror the work of professional agencies, building campaigns to pitch to real-world clients, and submitting to national competitions. The Oregon Consulting Group creates business plans for a wide range of local companies and nonprofits, while the Warsaw Sports Business Club connects students to industry leaders and mentorship opportunities.

100+
Students involved in student-led advertising and public relations firms
79%
Student participation in School of Journalism and Communication experiential learning opportunities
$1M+
in the stock market
Get Out There
It's a global economy, so we made Eugene your launch pad to the world.

Our academic and career advising programs regularly invite top corporate executives, award-winning authors, entrepreneurs, economists, and industry leaders to speak and meet students. You can join a faculty-led networking trip to Portland, San Francisco, Chicago, or New York City to show your portfolio and tour businesses. Looking further afield? Gain an international perspective with one of our hundreds of study abroad and global internship programs.

Venture Study Abroad Programs

Show Your Stuff

At annual events like Startup Week, QuackHatch, and the Innovation Summit, you can pitch your venture to faculty, business leaders, practicing entrepreneurs, and alumni. You'll receive honest feedback and critiques or your ideas. Some of these competitions award seed funding to grow your project or move you on to regional competitions.

Take Flight
When it comes to starting your career, we've got your back.

You'll get the expert advice you need to land the job through the UO's career advising programs. The School of Journalism and Communication, Lundquist College of Business, and Department of Economics all offer program-specific career services, and our central University Career Center is a hub for everything employment related. From campus jobs to resume workshops to prepping for your first post-grad interview, our team has you covered. And when you graduate, you'll be ready to network with our worldwide flock of more than 250,000 Ducks.

250+
job titles held by school of journalism and communication graduates
36K+
business Alumni Living Worldwide

Successful Duck Startups

Aulaine Enterprises: Natural skin care products, including Ink Defense Tattoo Care

Bespoke Bride: One-stop bridal shop for attire, planning services, styling, and more

Brew Dr. Kombucha: Began as a UO class project and helped spawn the fermented tea craze with its iconic blends

Manage My Co-Op: Software for cooperatives and buying clubs to manage their group buy

Orchid Health: Connects primary healthcare to patients in rural communities

Original Grain: Unique watches combining natural hardwood and stainless steel

Product Hunt: Popular online community for startups and tech enthusiasts to pitch new products to the world

Trail Supply Co.: Coordinates resupply shipments to long-distance hikers

Inner Circle
Want to maximize your opportunities at the UO? Jumpstart your experience by joining an Academic Residential Community.

Living in an Academic Residential Community places you squarely in the center of the action on campus, with special access to faculty and advisors, dedicated facilities like maker spaces, and a built-in network of other students who share your interests. It's the perfect way to ease your transition and set yourself up for success.

Academic Residential Communities

Business Academic Residential Community

If you're ready to shake up the business world, this community of leaders and changemakers is the place for you. You'll learn the skills you need for the future, and you'll put your ideas into action. The Innovation Lab in the Business Academic Residential Community has tools like 3D printers, vinyl cutters, and an industrial sewing machine—perfect for creating product prototypes. Personalized in-house academic advising will help you progress through the business major or minor.

Other Enterprise-Related Communities

Media and Social Action Community
Global Engagement Community

Enterprise-related Scholarships

In addition to general university scholarships, undergraduate scholarships are available to students in specific majors. Each year the Lundquist College of Business and the School of Journalism and Communication award more than $500,000 each—a total of $1 million. Economics scholarships are available, in addition to scholarships from the College of Arts and Sciences.

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