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. 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 to be added.

Please note: due to Covid-19 precautions, all Student Services events during the 2020-21 academic year will be presented via virtual platforms.

Student Leaders Meetings—Fall, Winter and Spring Terms

College of Design student group leaders will meet virtually one or more times per term 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! All College of Design student group leaders are welcome.

Fall Term 2020

Information Sessions

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.

Winter Term 2021

Workshop: Preparing for the School of Architecture & Environment Career and Networking Fair

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

School of Architecture & Environment Career and Networking Fair

Professionals who represent a wide range of careers in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, construction, engineering, consulting, 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 2020 Recruitment Fair Participating Firms:

Participating Firms:

School of Planning, Public Policy and Management Professional Networking Event

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.

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

School of Art + Design Career Futures

Date: Postponed until spring 2021

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