By Hongye Zhai and Zara Pastos
By Johanna Seasonwein, PhD, Associate Director of Employer Engagement
It’s no secret that the global pandemic has upended our economy, and some of the industries that traditionally hire lots of graduating college seniors—travel, hospitality, entertainment—have had to temporarily institute hiring freezes or delay start dates.
By Holly Tate, Job and Internship Developer, and Colleen Lewis, Events Coordinator
Summer is just around the corner! Looks a little different than you were imagining, huh? Whether you are back in your hometown or living the quarantine life here in Eugene, this summer is still FILLED with potential and opportunities for you to build up the skills and experiences needed to help you land future internships and jobs. It’s time to get creative, think outside the box, and put your skills to good use wherever you are this summer through volunteerism!
By Johanna Seasonwein, Associate Director for Employer Engagement
1. Prep your space (and your tech)
Take a good look at the space around you. What will the people on the other side of the camera see and hear? Make sure you have a quiet space where you can close the door and let others around you know you’ll be on a video call. And check for clutter—no one wants to see your pile of laundry on the bed behind you!
By Sara Mason, Job and Internship Developer
“I’m a Duck; are you a Duck?”
This is what the stranger who eagerly tapped my shoulder said to me while I was traveling in Switzerland, wearing a University of Oregon T-shirt.
“Yes, I am a Duck,” I answered, and then we burst into connections about the campus, faculty, Eugene, Oregon, and more. This is the power of being a Duck: Wherever we’ve flown, we grew on the same grounds and leaped from the same nest!