We know that continuing developments related to COVID-19 are having a tremendous impact on many employers. The University Career Center has transitioned to remote services until further notice. Find the latest UO COVID-19 updates and information.

The University of Oregon is planning for a return to in-person instruction for fall term 2020, following approval and guidance from federal, state, and local health authorities. All University Career Center recruitment and engagement opportunities will take place virtually during the fall term. We hope to resume in-person events in 2021 and will provide updates on this site.

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Attend an Event

Each year the University Career Center offers four career fairs, where employers can meet students interested in part-time and full-time internships and jobs. This fall our part-time job fair and career fair will be virtual. We will also be providing a virtual interview day. 

New this year: Career Connect networking events. These speed-dating-style events will connect employers to students in one of five targeted industry areas: public service and nonprofits, business, technology, health and science, and the cultural sector. 

We are also bringing back our popular Diversity Career Symposium, a half-day event that will feature panel discussions, presentations, and networking opportunities for employers and students.

2020–21 Events Calendar

FALL TERM (Begins September 29, 2020)

EVENT TARGET AUDIENCE DATE AND TIME FEE
Part-Time Job Fair (virtual) Students looking for part-time jobs October 6, 2020, 10:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. Off-campus organizations: $50
Campus departments: complimentary for fall 2020
Fall Career Fair (virtual) Students looking for jobs and internships October 22, 2020, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. Business: $300
Nonprofit and government: $100
Fall Interview Day (virtual) October 23, 2020, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. All organizations: $50
Public Service and Nonprofit Connect (virtual) Students interested in careers in government, international affairs, nonprofits, social services, and associated fields November 12, 2020, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Business: $150
Nonprofit and government: $100

Fall 2020 Key Academic Dates

  • September 29: first day of fall term
  • November 26–27: Thanksgiving break (all classes and exams after Thanksgiving break will be conducted remotely)
  • December 7–11: Fall term finals week
  • December 12–January 3, 2021: Winter break

WINTER TERM (Begins January 4, 2021)

EVENT TARGET AUDIENCE DATE AND TIME FEE
Health and Science Connect Students interested in careers in healthcare, life sciences, and associated fields January 28, 2021, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Business: $150
Nonprofit and government: $100
Internship and Summer Job Expo Students looking for summer internships and jobs February 10, 2021, noon–4:00 p.m. Business: $575
Government: $300
Educational institution: $275
Small business: $250
Nonprofit: $100
Internship and Summer Job Interview Day February 11, 2021, 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. All organizations: $150
Business Connect Students interested in careers in sales, marketing, business development or administration, and leadership/management development February 23, 2021, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Business: $150
Nonprofit and government: $100
Tech Connect Students interested in careers in information technology, data, and analytics March 4, 2021, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Business: $150
Nonprofit and government: $100

SPRING TERM (Begins March 20, 2021)

EVENT TARGET AUDIENCE DATE AND TIME FEE
Spring Senior Expo (virtual) Graduating seniors April 15, 2021, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Business: $300
Nonprofit and government: $100
Health Graduate School Fair Students interested in exploring graduate programs in health sciences April 21, 2020, 11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m. All organizations: $275
Culture Connect (virtual) Students interested in careers in communications, entertainment, and the arts May 4, 2021, 4:00–5:30 p.m. Business: $150
Nonprofit and government: $100
Diversity Career Symposium All students, with a focus on diverse audiences May 13, 2021, 1:00–6:00 p.m. Event sponsor: $2,500/$1,000
Reception table sponsor: $150

Host a Recruiting Event

Hosting a career information session is an excellent recruiting strategy to network with motivated candidates, showcase your internships and career opportunities, and highlight company culture.

For fall term 2020, all information sessions will be conducted virtually. You may choose to host your event on your own, or the University Career Center can assist you with creating and hosting the event. For instructions on how to host a virtual event, please read our Handshake FAQs. For assistance with creating an event, please contact the employer engagement coordinator.

We regret that due to current social distancing protocols, we are unable to accept any requests for on-campus tabling or information sessions for fall 2020.


Interview Candidates

All campus interviews will be conducted virtually during fall term 2020. Submit your interview requests through Handshake’s Interviews module. Refer to the instructions on how to request an interview schedule.

You can choose to host your own interviews on your platform of choice, or you can participate in our Fall Interview Day and have our team do all the scheduling and administrative work for you!

For more information or assistance, please contact the employer engagement coordinator.