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. 

What is a marine officer?

As a marine officer, you will be a leader among our nation’s best. Your experiences will advance you far beyond your peers. On your first tour, you could command a platoon of 40 marines or pilot an F/A-18 Jet. Depending on your specialty, you’ll advance your career in ground, aviation, or law. Becoming an officer is more than a career—it is a commitment to a life of honor and purpose. The future is yours to make.  

Why is this important to students?

Marine Corps Day on campus is a unique opportunity for students to ask questions of our partner employers who have made a commitment to hiring Ducks and supporting Career Center programs and services. It’s an opportunity for students to explore possible options for their future while attending the University of Oregon.

Qualified applicants can even start training this summer and return for fall classes. It’s one of the rare opportunities to have a chance to earn an undergraduate degree and become a commissioned officer at the same time.   

Find out more about the opportunities during Marine Corps Day on Tuesday, October 10. The Marine Corps will be tabling in the EMU Amphitheater from 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., and they will give an aviation briefing from 2:00–3:00 p.m. in the EMU Rogue Room.   

Questions? Contact Captain Timothy Pursell at 541-758-0835 or timothy.pursell@marines.usmc.mil

Charlene Fauria
Employer Engagement Program Director