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.

Spring Term 2020

Virtual Panel Discussion:
“Real Talk: How I Kept My Career Moving When the Economy Wasn't”

On Wednesday, 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:

To watch the recording, please use this password: 1r*6X584

Watch a Recording of this Panel Discussion


April 15–17, 2020 held online

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.

School of Art + Design Career Futures

Date: Postponed until spring 2021
Location: Various classrooms in Lawrence Hall, Eugene

This 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 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

Fall Term 2020

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 2021

Workshop: Preparing for the School of Architecture & Environment Recruitment Fair

This free, informal drop-in workshop is offered in January and February and is for SAE students in any year of their program who have not yet experienced the Recruitment Fair, or who want a refresher. What exactly is this event, how does it work, and why should you participate?

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

This free, drop-in workshop is for SAE majors in any year of their program who plan to attend the Recruitment Fair. Learn tips about approaching and talking with employers; appropriate attire; strategies for fitting in all of the firms that interest you; and more.

School of Architecture & Environment Recruitment Fair

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.

2020 Recruitment Fair Participating Firms:

Participating Firms:

School of Planning, Public Policy and Management Professional Development Fair

Coordinated by the PPPM Student Community Organization (SCO), 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.

Part-Time Job Fair
Part-Time Job FairOct 6
10:00 a.m.
Fall Career Fair
Fall Career FairOct 22
11:00 a.m.