Alumna Spotlight: Maya Krolikowski

UO Portland graduate shares her journey from graduate student to dream career.

Maya Krolikowski graduated from the University of Oregon Portland College of Design in June 2017 with a master’s degree in architecture and a specialization in urban design. She came to UO Portland because of the opportunities the city can offer students. Continuing her education in Portland was a big push to attend the University of Oregon.

Building a Résumé for Work in China

If you’re considering work in China, preparing a Chinese-style or Mandarin résumé will increase your odds of getting hired. Chinese résumés share similarities with US résumés, but there are many differences that job seekers should be aware of when preparing a résumé for use in China.

Similarities between résumés in China and the US

1. Provides a summary of your work history

Both countries use résumés to screen applicants. The most effective résumés in both countries will address the needs of an employer.

Top Ten Reasons to Visit the Career Center

1. We know what we’re doing.

Together our Career Advisors have over 60 years of experience advising students on their careers! That’s countless hours of connecting with students and helping them figure out what they want to do and how to get there.

2. It’s a nice break from classes.

Getting tired of your usual work-class-class, class-work-class, class-class-work routine? Break it up with a visit to the Career Center, where you can enjoy a cup of tea and take some time to think about your future.

Management Training Program: From Classroom to Board Room

Companies seeking to build their management talent pools work to develop future leaders through real world responsibility and ownership. As such, students looking to work in management are wise to choose companies like Enterprise that offer management training (MT) programs. The benefits of MT programs for students and employers are clear: a corporate culture that emphasizes respect and growth opportunities for employees will lead to success.

Get Connected and Build Your Network

“You have a 75% higher chance of being hired if it’s through a referral.”
—Stacey Lane

Stacey Lane, an experienced career coach, spoke about how to better network and interact with professionals at the ninth annual Get Connected.

Rely on your network

Stacey suggests that you build relationships at every single part of your career—beginning, middle, and end. The average person works about 13–14 jobs in their career. The goal is to create lasting connections and different communities for networking.

How to Become a Pilot and Go to School at the Same Time

I’d like to say it’s easy, but we all know “going to school” isn’t easy, so when do you have time to learn how to fly? Well, the U.S. Marine Corps will be on campus on October 10 from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. in the EMU Amphitheatre to help you make it happen. If you are interested in building your leadership skills and starting your career as a pilot, intelligence officer, or direct liaison with over 50 countries, stop by to find out more. 

Dressing for the Workplace

One of the major concerns for college students who are beginning a new job is how to appropriately dress for the workplace. How can you be professional with style? Do you have to buy a suit? Do you have to wear a jacket? Do colors matter? To be honest, it truly depends on where you work and who you work for.

Spring Career Fair Week

The UO Career Center held Spring Career Fair Week during the first week of May. We organized Diversity Career Night and hosted over 100 employers that engaged with our Ducks and conducted interviews on-campus.

PacificSource, a proud Career Center partner committed to hiring Ducks, brought Emmanuel Quansah, Data Analytics Specialist, to engage with students. Quansah was an international student in college and offered career tips to students.

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