Alumni Stories

The UO will help you move into your future with skills and confidence. Take advantage of all the resources available to build your experience, beef up your resumé, and prepare yourself for life after college. For example, the UO Career Center offers a wide range of resumé-revving programs, and career fairs are offered on campus every term. Many private industry partners, government agencies, and local nonprofit organizations offer you a wide range of internship options.

Check out the Career Development Internship Program, which enables students to gain professional experience, develop skills, explore career fields, and contribute to the missions and goals of professional organizations, all while earning academic credit. Or, if you’d like to study abroad, an international internship can provide experience in the global job market. And once you’ve got that diploma in hand, don’t forget to stay in touch! The UO Alumni Association offers fun ways to maintain a lifelong connection with your classmates and your university.

You’ll work hard to earn your University of Oregon degree and the world will be waiting.

Read about some recent graduates' successes in entering the job market, or take a look at some UO graduates at different stages in their rewarding careers:

Careers in Education

Gweneth Bruey

French teacher
North Salem High School
Salem, Oregon

Krista Parent

South Lane School Dist.
Cottage Grove, Oregon

Erin Whitlock

Stewart Middle School
Springfield, Oregon

Careers in Environmental Sustainability

Dyan Straughan

Wildlife geneticist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Ashland, Oregon

Megan Copley

Marine Science Instructor
San Diego, California

Mike Pappalardo

Environmental Services Manager
NextEra Energy
Eugene, Oregon

Careers in Medicine

Jennifer Chiem

Medical Student
NY Medical College
Valhalla, New York

Greg Phillips

Sports Physician
Slocum Center
Eugene, Oregon

Mark Roth

Cell biologist
Fred Hutchinson Center
Seattle, Washington

Careers in the Performing Arts

Cassandra Ewer

Cassandra Ewer

Phoenix Chorale
Phoenix, Arizona

Jeff Whitty

Jeff Whitty

Playwright and actor
New York City

Tiffany Mills

Tiffany Mills

Artistic Director
Tiffany Mills Company    
New York City

The Global Marketplace

Russel Wong


Chris Corkery

Procurement Consultant
A.T. Kearney Management Consultants
Shanghai, China

Lindsay Harrison

Intelligence Research Specialist
U.S. State Department
Washington, D.C.