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. Listed below are the larger, annual events; smaller events vary from term to term and will be advertised in the 2020-21 academic year primarily through email directly to students, the College of Design events feed, and departmental updates.
Look for event announcements in our weekly enews delivered to your uoregon email. Not yet in our mailing list? Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added.
Due to Covid-19 precautions, all Student Services events during the 2020-21 academic year will be presented via virtual platforms.
Student Leaders Meetings
College of Design student group leaders will meet virtually one or more times during the fall, winter, and spring terms to share resources and ideas, foster collaboration, and discuss student issues and concerns with the Student Services leadership. If we don’t yet know about your group (whether part of ASUO or not), let us know at email@example.com! All College of Design student group leaders are welcome.
A variety of professional and non-profit organizations seeking to recruit and/or engage students typically coordinate with Student Services to hold free information sessions during the fall. Watch for announcements in our weekly enews and in uoregon email, and, when we’re back on campus, on posters on the Eugene and Portland campuses, and on digital screens in Lawrence Hall.
Drop-in Virtual Session: Preparing for the School of Architecture & Environment Career and Networking Fair
This event was last held on Tuesday, January 19, 2021.
This free, informal drop-in session is for SAE students in any year of their program who have not yet experienced the Career and Networking Fair, particularly a virtual one, or who want a refresher. What exactly is the Career and Networking Fair, how does it work, and why should you participate?
School of Architecture & Environment Career and Networking Fair
This event was last held on Thursday, February 18, 2021.
Professionals who represent a wide range of careers in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, construction, engineering, consulting, historic preservation, and planning host virtual information sessions and 1:1 meetings with students. Firms that may be hiring staff and/or interns may also hold interviews.
February 2021 Career and Networking Fair Participating Firms:
Ankrom Moisan Architects
BLRB Architects, p.s.
Boulder Associates Architects
Carleton Hart Architecture, P.C.
Devcon Construction, Inc.
FFA Architecture and Interiors, Inc.
Hennebery Eddy Architects
HGE Architects, Inc.
High Plains Architects
JPC Architects LLC
Miller Hull Partnership
Perkins and Will
Quattrocchi Kwok Architects
Shah Kawasaki Architects
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP
Studio 3 Architecture
WMB Architects Inc.
Yost Grube Hall Architecture
School of Planning, Public Policy and Management Professional Networking Event
Date, time, and virtual location for 2021 event TBD
Coordinated by the PPPM Student Community Organization (SCO), this event brings professionals from non-profit, government, and private organizations representing the wide range of prospective career paths PPPM students are considering.
School of Art + Design Career Futures
Date, time, and virtual location for 2021 event TBD
This annual Career Futures event is an opportunity for Art + Design students to learn from and network with professionals through interactive, panelist-led discussions.
The 2019 inaugural event featured interactive, panelist-led discussion sessions and professionals.
2019 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
Virtual Panel Discussion:
“Real Talk: How I Kept My Career Moving When the Economy Wasn't”
On May 13, 2020, student services hosted a virtual panel discussion with four College of Design alumni who each graduated during the time of the Great Recession.
These professionals shared their career-path stories and tips and strategies that worked for each of them to keep their pursuits moving forward in a stagnant economy:
- Courtney Stubbert BA '07 Art History, Senior Designer at AHM Brands
- Beth Dehn MA ‘08 Folklore and Museum Studies Certificate, Oregon Heritage Commission Coordinator; Oregon Heritage, a division of Oregon Parks and Recreation (includes State Historic Preservation Office)
- Stephanie Fujimura MArch ‘08, Senior Associate/Senior Architect, DAHLIN
- Lorraine Jack BArch ‘09, Project Architect, BCRA
To watch the recording, please use this password: 1r*6X584