Entrepreneurship

Explore career opportunities in Innovation and Entrepreneurship!

This guide is a starting point for exploring Entrepreneurship careers and developing the skills commonly needed for roles within the field.

An entrepreneur is someone who designs, launches, and runs a new business or works within an existing organization to develop new strategies and implement new ventures. Entrepreneurs use their innovation skills to identify solutions, implement their ideas, and lead their organization. Overall, the career opportunities for entrepreneurs are endless and these individuals help shape and drive new and existing markets.

Explore and Research

Entrepreneurial professionals are needed in a variety of companies and industries. Here we detail those as well as provide examples of internships and entry level jobs, and review common skills needed to excel as an entrepreneur.

Gain Experience and Develop Skills

Although you will develop many skills inside the classroom, getting involved and gaining experience will allow you to test them out, improve your abilities, and give you concrete examples to share with future employers or business partners.

Make Connections

Connecting with alumni or professionals working in entrepreneurship will serve you well. Here we detail how to engage in informational interviews and suggest organizations to join to build your network. Also, connect with the Lundquist Center for Entrepreneurship to find people and resources with similar interests.

What to Read or Follow to Stay Current

There are hundreds of websites, social media accounts, blogs, and other resources that address topics related to innovation and entrepreneurship. Startups have made their way into mainstream culture and you can get lost in all that hype.

Getting Ahead of the Game: How to Score a Nike Internship

Nike’s University Relations recruiter recently came to campus to share all about their Nike Summer Internship Program and insights into how to elevate your application and nail the interview. Duck alums and current Nike employees Samantha Little, Brice Kanehira, and Alyssa Huque also joined to share their perspectives to ensure our students can prepare for the fall application season and secure a Nike internship of their own!

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Internships That Launch Careers

On Wednesday, May 22 I facilitated a conversation during Industry Bites: Internships That Launch Careers with UO alum and assistant manager of global hardlines at The Walt Disney Company, Alexia Muller, and current student and upcoming graduate, Elliot Nichols for a special panel about their career paths, what they’ve done to succeed, and how they engaged with and nurtured relationships in their industries.

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Career Exploration Through Internships Part 2: Getting Ready for Fall Applications

It takes so many students by surprise that many applications for summer internships open in the fall, especially for large companies and organizations. Here’s how you can prepare for internship recruiting season.

By Claire Wu (She/Her)
Claire Wu (She/Her) Associate Director, Career Strategy
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Getting the Job

On Tuesday, May 24, I attended Industry Bites: Getting the Job featuring special guest experts Angela Sparks (Moss Adams), Brandon Nguyen (Oregon Health & Science University), and JD Van Alstyne (UO Mohr Career Services). Here are my top takeaways from the incredible conversation.

By Kayim Levy (He/His)
Kayim Levy (He/His) Career Peer Educator
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Career Exploration Through Internships Part 1: Strategies to Make the Most of Your Summer Break

You might already know that internships are great way to leverage summer break and gain valuable experience that can help you secure a job after you graduate. But if you don’t have an internship lined up for this summer, don’t worry. Here are some things you can do over the summer to prepare you for your next big internship or job.

By Avery
Avery Career Peer Educator
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