Personal Brand and Online Presence
By Zack Bear, '21
Exciting news! Your application has been reviewed and you are hired! Just give me your banking information, your social security number, and the title to your car and we can be on our way to getting you paid way too much money for a position you didn’t even apply for!
By Johanna Seasonwein, Associate Director of Employer Engagement, University Career Center
Regardless of where you are in your college journey, LinkedIn is the best place to start building your brand—the story you want to tell to potential employers about who you are (your values), what you can do (your skills), and what you’re passionate about (your interests).
It’s also the #1 place where recruiters go to source candidates and check out applicants to their positions.
By Kyle Santos
In the past few months, we have seen unprecedented change all over the world. It’s easy to think that we are out of networking options since we are unable to meet with others face to face as almost everything seems to be transitioning to virtual spaces.
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!