Student Services Events

The College of Design Student Services office holds numerous events throughout the fall, winter, and spring terms of each academic year. Our events are designed to help connect you with professionals through networking activities and 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 primarily through email directly to students, the College of Design events feed, social media, and departmental updates.

Look for event announcements in our enews delivered to your email address. Not yet on our mailing list? Send your request to to be added.

Note: During the 2021–22 academic year, some Student Services events will be presented via virtual platforms and some may be in person on the Eugene or Portland campus.


Fall Term

  • Information Sessions:

A variety of professional and nonprofit organizations seeking to recruit or engage students typically coordinate with Student Services to hold free information sessions during the fall. Watch for announcements in our enews and in your email, and—when we’re on campus—on posters on the Eugene and Portland campuses and on digital screens in Lawrence Hall.

Winter Term

  • 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?

Last held on February 18, 2021, this annual event is an opportunity for SAE students to meet with professionals representing a wide range of careers in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, construction, engineering, consulting, and historic preservation.

Spring Term

Last held on April 30, 2021, this annual event is an opportunity for Art + Design students to learn from and network with professionals who represent a range of careers in the visual arts, art and technology, and product design through interactive, panelist-led discussions.

Student Leaders Meetings

College of Design student group leaders are invited to meet 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! All College of Design student group leaders are welcome. For academic year 2021–22, meetings may be in person or virtual.

Panel Discussions

“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:

Watch a Recording of this Panel Discussion

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

Check back during fall, winter, and spring terms for additional recordings of virtual career-development events.