Training & Mentoring Resources

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)

Free for UO users, NCFDD provides professional development, training and a mentoring community. NCFDD training teaches concrete, empirically tested strategies for increasing productivity and pays special attention to the challenges of underrepresented faculty. Dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers, NCFDD membership provides access to a series of mentoring services, including workshops focused on research and writing strategies, networking opportunities, and other forms of professional support, including faculty and postdoc development.

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LinkedIn Learning

LinkedIn Learning is an extremely user-friendly online video training platform led by industry experts from around the world, available to UO students for free. With over 16,000 courses organized into bite-sized classes or workshops in an extremely broad range of topics, you will be able to build the skills you need for the job market, especially those you cannot learn in your academic program.

LinkedIn Learning provides video-based, on-demand, expert-led instructional videos covering a wide range of topics from software training to professional certifications, leadership to organizational and business skills. Flexible and accessible learning is a top priority for this resources – you can watch instructional videos on any device, on- and offline at your convenience, on a user-friendly interface. Plus, you will be enabled to curate your experience with trending skills in your field based on your educational and personal interests.

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Big Interview

This free resource for UO students is an online interviewing system that combines training and practice to help improve your interview technique and build your confidence. Go through virtual practice interviews for all experience levels and dozens of industries and access a database of thousands of interview questions with tips on how to answer them. Big Interview also features powerful video tutorials, and allows you to video record your answers.

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