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.

Why Winter Is the Time to Think About Summer

Winter is the time of year when doing the bare minimum and sleeping in seems like the best way to spend the day…but don’t let that mentality get in the way of your hustle! Companies start their hunt for applicants for their programs, internships, and jobs early, so now is the opportune time to start making summer plans.

Even though the timing may seem a bit early, working on applications and submitting them as soon as possible will help you meet the employer’s deadline and gives you a higher chance of getting hired.

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.

What Is So Great About Working On Campus?

There are many reasons to get a job while you’re in college. Whether you need one to pay your tuition, want extra spending money, or just want to gain skills, there’s no question that getting a job is a great idea. Read on for some of the benefits for getting a job on campus.

1. Make money

We’re going to lead with this, because that’s a huge benefit to working! Not only will you bring home a paycheck, but you’ll also be earning a decent pay. With a few exceptions, all student on-campus jobs pay at least minimum wage (currently $10.25 an hour).

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.

Introducing Our New Peer Advising Program

Our newest staff member, Amanda Beardall, has created a new peer advising model to better serve students who visit the Career Center. Peer advising is when trained student employees offer drop-in advising to discuss different career topics including résumés, cover letters, and the job search process.

We like to think of our peer advisors as consultants; they help you walk through your résumé, and help you communicate your experience in the most professional way.

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.

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.

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