Workshops and Events

Apr 22
Career Expo: Accounting, Finance, and Analytics 5:00 p.m.

Looking to build your network and learn more about career opportunities in accounting, finance, or data analytics? Join us for a fun night of networking with employers across...
Career Expo: Accounting, Finance, and Analytics
April 22
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Viking Pavillion, Portland State University

Looking to build your network and learn more about career opportunities in accounting, finance, or data analytics?

Join us for a fun night of networking with employers across theses professions! You are invited to explore career opportunities at our annual spring accounting, finance, and analytics career expo on Monday, April 22 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Viking Pavilion at Portland State University. While the event is hosted by PSU, UO, and OSU, all students across Universities and Community Colleges in Oregon and SW Washington are encouraged to attend.

This is an opportunity to learn more about careers in these fields, build connections with professionals, and learn about upcoming internship and full-time job opportunities. This event will include a variety of employers, including public accounting, corporate, governmental, and non-profit partners that are seeking to hire accounting, finance, and analytics students.

 

FAQs

 

What time is the event? 

The event will kick off at 5 pm and end at 7 pm. Check-in will open at 4:45 p.m., and students are welcome to come and go as they please, although we recommend that you stay for the entire event to get the most out of this outstanding networking opportunity! Prior to the event, students are encouraged to attend the networking workshop from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. to help shake off any pre-event jitters before meeting with employers.

 

Why should you attend? 

Students planning to apply for 2024-2026 full- time jobs or internships: Networking with employers gives you the opportunity to learn more about them (and them to learn more about you) before interview decisions are made. Building connections through the career expo can make a big difference in the volume of interviews you receive and the organizations that you are interested in working for.

Students not planning to apply for any positions: This is an excellent opportunity to learn more about accounting employers and future opportunities that you can take advantage of. It's never too early to start networking! The relationships that you build now can make a huge difference in securing an internship or full time position in the future!

 

Who can attend?

This event is designed for current or prospective accounting, finance, or analytics (information systems) students that are currently enrolled at a University or Community College in Oregon or SW Washington.

 

What should you expect?

The expo will be a "booth" style event, similar to most career fairs, where employers will be stationed at booths (i.e. tables with lots of swag and branding on them) and eager to meet with students.

Students will be provided with a list at check-in of employers in attendance that hire for their majors.Student attendees will be able to navigate to different employer booths as they please and network with the organizations of their choosing. We recommended bringing copies of your resume to leave with interested employers.

 

What should you wear?

Business casual attire is required. Students are welcome to wear business professional attire. Review this guide for an overview of business attire. PSU students can shop for free at the SB Career Center clothing closet in KMC 410 for free professional clothing.

 

Looking for some networking tips to help prepare for the event?

A Networking Prep workshop will be offered prior to the event from 4-5 pm in the Viking Pavilion. This prep session will be set in a relaxed environment where you can try out your communication skills and get the jitters out.

Apr 24
Health Grad & Career Expo 11:00 a.m.

Want to learn more about graduate school or different types of part-time/full-time jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and careers in the health professions? The Health...
Health Grad & Career Expo
April 24
11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Erb Memorial Union (EMU) Ballroom

Want to learn more about graduate school or different types of part-time/full-time jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and careers in the health professions? The Health Grad & Career Expo is your chance to get curious about your present and future in healthcare! This expo is a mix of graduate schools, health-related businesses, non-profits, and government agencies excited to share more with you about their organization/program and early career talent and educational opportunities. Great for students exploring career paths as well as students ready to start applying for the year ahead. 

Register on Handshake today to learn about all the schools and organizations coming, positions of interest, and get tips and advice for how to make the most of the expo. 

For more information, visit the Unviersity Career Center in Tykeson-Garden Level to learn more about how the UCC supports students applying to grad school through career coaching and document reviews! Also check out our NEW online career exploration resources around Health & Scientific Discovery!

Apr 25
How to Build Your Mentorship Network 3:00 p.m.

During this free 1-hour interactive Zoom workshop, you will learn how to develop a robust mentorship network that includes peers, role models, coaches, sponsors, supervisor,...
How to Build Your Mentorship Network
April 25
3:00–4:00 p.m.

During this free 1-hour interactive Zoom workshop, you will learn how to develop a robust mentorship network that includes peers, role models, coaches, sponsors, supervisor, advisors, etc.

RSVP at: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9QuPux1Ejk7aW8u.

Do you have faculty whom you think will benefit from a similar training? Do you want to get training to be a good mentor? There’s a workshop on “How to be a responsive, reciprocal and adaptive mentor” on April 29, 3:00 to 4:00.

RSVP at: https://oregon.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9uzfHmbg2ElSLHg.

Apr 26
Prompting with Purpose: Generative AI at Work 10:00 a.m.

You’ve already heard that AI is reshaping the professional landscape. In this two-hour interactive workshop, you will learn how Generative AI tools are being integrated...
Prompting with Purpose: Generative AI at Work
April 26
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

You’ve already heard that AI is reshaping the professional landscape. In this two-hour interactive workshop, you will learn how Generative AI tools are being integrated into various industries today, and how you can leverage prompting techniques to gain a competitive edge in your career.

Overview of Generative AI in the Workplace: The workshop begins with an engaging overview of how generative AI is reshaping work. You'll gain insights into real-world applications, from automating routine tasks to driving innovation in fields like marketing, design, and data analysis. This section aims to provide you with a solid understanding of AI's current role and potential in a professional setting.

Learn Prompting Tips and Skills: The core of the workshop focuses on developing practical prompting skills. We'll explore techniques for crafting effective prompts that can aid in common workplace tasks such as report writing, data interpretation, creative brainstorming, and problem-solving. Through interactive examples and guided exercises, you will learn how to communicate with AI tools to get the best results for your specific needs.

Create and Share Work-Ready Prompts: The final segment is all about putting your new skills into action. You'll have the opportunity to create your own prompts tailored to hypothetical work scenarios. This hands-on experience is designed to build your confidence in using generative AI as a collaborative tool. At the end of the session, we'll share and discuss these prompts in small groups, providing feedback and ideas on how to refine and apply them in real work environments.

Who Should Attend? Students of all majors, alumni, and UO faculty and staff who are interested in staying ahead of the curve in the evolving job market and experimenting with generative AI tools.

 

NACE Competency Alignment:

Critical Thinking Communication Technology

 

About the instructor:

Nicolle Merrill has spent the last 6 years working at the intersection of education, AI and design. In 2019, she published the book Punch Doubt in the Face: How to Upskill, Change Careers, and Beat the Robots to help employees at all levels adapt to AI in the workplace. Prior to working in AI, Nicolle worked in coaching and executive training at Yale School of Management. She founded Boring AI to combine her love of training with her background in Ai to help people build critical AI literacy skills for a rapidly changing workplace. Nicolle has spoken at conferences in the US and internationally. She’s never met an audience she didn’t love.

This event is being co-hosted by Professional Edge and the UO Alumni Association Duck Career Network.

About Professional Edge:

Professional Edge is an industry-informed collection of short courses designed to help students develop cutting-edge skills essential in the modern job market.

Build targeted, practical skills in an interactive and engaging format and distinguish yourself in a field of other job applicants. As a participant, you'll receive guidance from instructors informed by the latest business trends and leave with tangible tools and stories you can leverage in your career search.

May 1
Owning and Honing Your Voice: A Public Writing Webinar for Academics 11:00 a.m.

Topic: Live on Zoom: Owning and Honing Your Voice: A Public Writing Webinar for Academics Many academics dream of sharing their research and expertise beyond the ivory tower,...
Owning and Honing Your Voice: A Public Writing Webinar for Academics
May 1
11:00 a.m.

Topic: Live on Zoom: Owning and Honing Your Voice: A Public Writing Webinar for Academics

Many academics dream of sharing their research and expertise beyond the ivory tower, on media outlets such as the New York Times and NPR. However, the transition from academic to public writing can be intimidating for a variety of reasons--unfamiliarity with journalistic conventions, fear of being dismissed for making their work "too accessible" (as if that's a bad thing!), and above all, a lack of self-belief in one's expertise. In this webinar, they will discuss the mindset and mechanics behind transitioning from writing for fellow scholarly experts to writing for the public--from the art of pitching articles to landing a "big 5" publishing deal. 

All UO students have FREE access to this resource. Please activate your account before logging in. If needed, you can activate your account by visiting this link: https://ow.ly/HH4950ReApp and selecting "Is your institution already a member?"

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 822 0336 2598

Passcode: 939684

May 3
gradCONNECT Lavender Brunch and Craft Session 10:00 a.m.

In preparation for the Lavender Graduation Ceremony for 2SLGBTQIA3+ graduates, please join us for a brunch and craft session in which we will create...
gradCONNECT Lavender Brunch and Craft Session
May 3
10:00–11:00 a.m.
Susan Campbell Hall 111 (Graduate Student Lounge)

In preparation for the Lavender Graduation Ceremony for 2SLGBTQIA3+ graduates, please join us for a brunch and craft session in which we will create tokens of appreciation and celebration for 2SLGBTQIA3+ graduate students. Bring your own crafts or get creative with materials provided. Learn more about why we are crafting. RSVP by May 1.

Sponsored by the Division of Graduate Studies.

May 3
Training: Planning for Business Continuity During Power Outages, Cyber Attacks, Earthquakes, and the Unexpected noon

Join us for a comprehensive training program designed to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively navigate business continuity...
Training: Planning for Business Continuity During Power Outages, Cyber Attacks, Earthquakes, and the Unexpected
April 12–May 3
noon
Lillis Business Complex 212

Join us for a comprehensive training program designed to equip participants with the essential knowledge and skills needed to effectively navigate business continuity planning. This is a two-part series occurring April 19 and May 3 with an anticipated 2 hours of additional independent work outside of the training. Participants who attend both days of this program and fulfill all requirements are eligible to earn a Business Continuity Essentials microcredential from the Lundquist College of Business. Enrollment Deadline: April 17 With the unpredictable nature of today’s business landscape, being prepared for unexpected disruptions is more critical than ever. Through a blend of interactive sessions, real-world case studies, simulation exercises, and expert-led discussions, participants will learn how to develop robust continuity plans, identify critical business functions, and gain practical insights into risk assessment and crisis management in the dynamic world of business! Whether you're aiming to enhance your resume or simply interested in gaining a deeper understanding of business continuity planning, this program is an excellent opportunity to develop marketable skills and earn a Business Continuity Essentials microcredential upon meeting all requirements. Enroll today to take the first step towards becoming a proactive and prepared business leader. About the Presenters:  Krista Dillon currently serves as the chief of staff and senior director of operations for Safety and Risk Services at the University of Oregon. In her role, she manages the Emergency Management and Continuity program as well as a number of interdepartmental teams including the Incident Management Team, Campus Vulnerability Assessment Team, and Behavioral Evaluation and Threat Assessment Team, and Demonstration Team. Ms. Dillon has held several roles within the Emergency Management program at the University of Oregon since 2004. Ms. Dillon is a former current chair of the International Association of Emergency Manager’s Universities and Colleges Caucus. Ms. Dillon serves as both an incident commander and a planning section chief on the University of Oregon’s Incident Management Team. Ms. Dillon has a master's in community and regional planning from the University of Oregon. Sierra Schlegelmann Administrative Program Assistant, Safety and Risk Services University of Oregon alumni ‘23, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration Jackie Kamstra, Global Business Continuity Director, MBA, CBCI, ARM, works for a global, fortune 500 corporation based in Oregon. University of Oregon alumni ‘08, Bachelor of Science, Public Relations. Enroll by the April 12th deadline to reserve your spot! 

May 7
Seattle DROP 8:00 a.m.

Explore engaging postdoc opportunities in Seattle, WA! Join on May 7th from 8am-2:30pm PST for Seattle DROP (Diverse Research Opportunities for Postdocs), a virtual postdoc...
Seattle DROP
May 7
8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Explore engaging postdoc opportunities in Seattle, WA! Join on May 7th from 8am-2:30pm PST for Seattle DROP (Diverse Research Opportunities for Postdocs), a virtual postdoc recruitment event for biomedical researchers seeking the next step in your scientific journey. This event is a collaboration between the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Research Institute. Individuals from groups who are underrepresented in biomedical research are especially encouraged to attend. Open to all who register.

Enjoy lunch on them via a delivery voucher for the first 250 registrants within the US!

Their agenda includes:

• Connect with experts in a NIH T32 PI research showcase

• Engage with current postdocs about their research, our vibrant scientific community and life in Seattle

• Enjoy a stimulating conversation about “The Importance of Choosing the Right Mentor,” with Dr. Harmit Malik, Dr. Sharona Gordon and Dr. Beth Lawlor

• Learn how their institutions empower all scientists to succeed by “Celebrating Our Identities in the Pacific Northwest,” spotlighting DEI initiatives and affinity groups

• Interact with representatives at each institution and learn more about resources at institution-specific break-out sessions

Questions? Please contact seattledrop@cancerconsortium.org

May 8
Patos Student Alumni Mixer 4:30 p.m.

Calling all Latine/x/o UO students and alumni! Does the idea of professional networking intimidate you? You’re not alone! The Patos Alumni Network is here to take you under...
Patos Student Alumni Mixer
May 8
4:30–7:00 p.m.
Ford Alumni Center Ballroom

Calling all Latine/x/o UO students and alumni! Does the idea of professional networking intimidate you? You’re not alone! The Patos Alumni Network is here to take you under our wing. We invite you to an evening where you can enjoy a light dinner, learn valuable tips from a panel of successful Latine/x/o UO alumni, and have fun along the way.

You’ll have the chance to make lasting connections and grow your networks as we uncover topics including engaging talking points, exploring how to dress "business casual" for different events, and practicing ways to interact with potential employers.

One of the best things about being a Duck is knowing our community of engaged Latine/x/o alumni care about each other and current students, and value the importance of networking. Register by May 1! Your registration includes a complimentary light meal. Now’s your chance to gain confidence when networking and build strong connections with your UO Latine/x/o community.

Registration

Free for UO students $15 for UOAA members $20 for non UOAA members

May 9
The Academia-Adjacent Job Hunt for Grad Students 11:00 a.m.

Are you a graduate student seeking employment in academia, but is also open to exploring opportunities beyond academia? Or are you interested in something in between, that is,...
The Academia-Adjacent Job Hunt for Grad Students
May 9
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Are you a graduate student seeking employment in academia, but is also open to exploring opportunities beyond academia? Or are you interested in something in between, that is, academia-adjacent prospects?

Join this workshop via Zoom to unpack these topics, brainstorm together, and strategize ways to enhance your ability to articulate your portable and transferable skills while leveraging your existing networks. Offered by the Division of Graduate Studies and presented by the University Career Center.

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