Student Services Events

Upcoming Events

The College of Design Student Services office holds numerous events throughout the fall, winter, and spring quarters of each academic year. Our events are designed to help connect you with professionals through networking activities and/or are opportunities for you to develop skills related to career pursuit and advancement. We also work with student groups to sponsor and support activities that provide career and professional development opportunities such as Shadow Mentor Day, Lunch & Learn discussions, Portfolio Jams, and workshops.

Look for event announcements in our weekly enews on Tuesdays! Not yet in our mailing list? Send your request to to be added.

Fall Term 2019

School of Planning, Public Policy and Management Professional Development Fair

Date: TBA
Location: Eugene Campus

Coordinated by the PPPM SCO Student Community Organization, this tabled event brings professionals from non-profit, government, and private organizations representing the wide range of prospective career paths PPPM students are considering. Students can engage with each organization to learn about opportunities and general careers.

Student Leaders Lunches

College of Design student group leaders gather monthly over lunch to share resources and ideas, foster collaboration, and discuss student issues and concerns with the Student Services leadership.

Information Sessions

We will host free drop-in information sessions throughout the term from a variety of professional and non-profit organizations seeking to recruit students. Watch for announcements in our weekly enews, on posters on the Eugene and Portland campuses, and on digital screens in Lawrence Hall.

Winter Term 2020

Workshop: How to Get the Most from the School of Architecture & Environment Recruitment Fair

Date: TBA

This free, drop-in workshop is for College of Design majors who want to learn more about the Recruitment Fair, how to prepare for it, strategies to target and talk with firms, what employers will be looking for, and more. Students who are majors at any level are encouraged and welcome to come!

School of Architecture & Environment Recruitment Fair

Date: February 2020 (specific date TBA)

Professionals who represent a wide range of careers in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, construction, engineering, consulting, and planning come to Lawrence Hall for the day to meet students as prospective employees and interns. Firms may elect to hold interviews on-site.

2019 Recruitment Fair Title Sponsors:

FFA Architecture and Interiors, Inc.

All Participating Firms:

Spring Term 2020


Dates: TBA
Locations in both Portland and Eugene

The HOPES Conference is an annual event held each spring by the Ecological Design Center, a student group at the University of Oregon. The conference is an opportunity for students, faculty, community members, and visiting scholars to discuss the relationship between ecology and various design disciplines, and how this connection can produce sustainable solutions to contemporary problems.

The conference consists of a combination of panels, keynote speakers, workshops, exhibitions, and excursions. Past topics addressed during the conference include: environmental literacy, food sustainability issues, religion and the environment, product innovation, and biomimicry. Over the past decade the conference has brought to campus such luminaries as Shigeru Ban, Sim Van der Ryn, Lola Sheppard, Sean Ahlquist, Neri Oxman, Carlo Ratti, and Clare Cooper Marcus.

See for details.

School of Art + Design Career Futures

Date: TBA
Location: Lawrence Hall, Eugene

This first-annual Career Futures event is an opportunity for Art + Design students to learn from and network with professionals through interactive, panelist-led discussions in first- and second-floor Lawrence Hall classrooms and at information tables in the Hayden Gallery.

The 2019 inaugural event featured the following interactive, panelist-led discussion sessions and professionals:

Session 1
Artist-Run Spaces and Artist Collectives
Art and Creative Industry Transitions
Unexpected Careers

Session 2
Arts Organizations: Nonprofits
Artist-Run Spaces: Exhibiting Opportunities

Session 3
Art and Creative Industry Transitions
Arts Organizations: Opportunities
Design Start-ups

Career Futures Participating Professionals:

Amy Baker, Head of Operations/Art Director, Threadbare Print House
Andrew Douglas Campbell, Artist, Tropical Contemporary
Jonathan Bagby, Artist, Tropical Contemporary
Carly Hagen, Jr. Developer, Upswell
Heather Halpern, Executive Director, Whiteaker Printmakers and President, Fine Arts Brigade
Kieran Lynn, Co-Founder, Upswell
Courtney Stubbert, Artist, Eugene Contemporary Art
Craig Richey, Mudshark Studios
Farhad Bahram, Board Member, ArtCity Eugene
Jeff Heil, Co-Founder, Woolly
Jenna Lechner, Freelance Illustrator
John Whitten, Co-Founder, Carnation Contemporary
Katherine Spinella, Co-Founder, Carnation Contemporary
Ken Tomita, Founder, Grovemade
Sean Kelly, Lead Designer, Grovemade
Laura Butler Hughes, Artist, Ditch Projects
Liz Zarro, Product Designer, Ruffwear
Mark Schoening, Director, Industrial Design, Sigma Design
Michael Fisher, Executive Director, Maude Kerns Art Center
Natalie Waldref, Sr. Designer, Nemo
Sean Stackhouse, Lead Designer, Nemo
Neal Williams, Illustrator/Screenprinter, Epic Problems
Rebecca (Becky) Chierichetti, Intel
Sandee McGee, Founding Artist/Gallery Director, Gray Space/Umpqua Valley Arts Association
Scott Malbaurn, Director, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University
Stacey Ray, Programs and Communications Manager, Lane Arts Council
Thomas Sprott, Co-Founder, Peaches
Julia Sherman, Co-Founder, Peaches

Connective Conversations: Julie Rodrigues Widholm
Connective Conversations: Julie Rodrigues WidholmNov 21
4:00 p.m.
Lawrence Hall
Suicide Prevention Training and Resources
Suicide Prevention Training and ResourcesDec 9
9:00 a.m.