Management & General Business

Explore career opportunities in business!

This guide is a starting point for exploring business careers and developing the skills commonly needed for related roles.

Students pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on General Business are developing a broad foundation in a variety of business areas. General business careers can include sales, management, human resources, operations, retail, marketing, project management, executive leadership, fundraising, and so much more. See below to learn more about possible career avenues.

Explore and Research Business Careers

Business 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 in a career in business.

Make Connections

Connecting with, and learning from, alumni or professionals working in business will serve you well in your search. Here we detail how to engage in informational interviews and suggest clubs and organizations you can join to build your network.

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.

Getting to Know Your Career Advisors: Claire Wu

Claire is the associate director of career strategy at the Lundquist College of Business, and one of four incredible career advisors at Mohr Career Services. Watch this video to learn more about Claire and how she can support you on your career journey.

By Claire Wu (She/Her)
Claire Wu (She/Her) Associate Director, Career Strategy
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Stand Out from the Crowd: Microcredentials at Lundquist College

In today’s competitive job market, you need more than just a degree to stand out as you transition from the classroom to your career. And now, we’re introducing a brand new way for University of Oregon students to showcase their career abilities and validate their skills—microcredentials.

By Trish Dorman
Trish Dorman Senior Associate Director, Student Engagement and Programming
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Spring Into Career Connections

Mark your calendars for our lineup of career and professional development events this spring! We’re here to help.

By Josh Pritchett
Josh Pritchett Client Services Manager
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Are You Making Some Common Job Search Mistakes?

Christine Cruzvergara, Chief Education Officer at Handshake shares some great tips for young job seekers with Jennifer Liu of CNBC.

To learn about some key tips, read more here: https://www.cnbc.com/2024/02/27/the-most-common-job-search-mistake-young-workers-make.html

By Shared by Sara Mason of Mohr Career Services. Author: Jennifer Liu of CNBC.
Shared by Sara Mason of Mohr Career Services. Author: Jennifer Liu of CNBC.
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Not Feeling Ready To Start Your Career? You Are Not Alone!

Many students feel hesitant to apply for a “career” job as graduation nears.

At Mohr Career Services, we sometimes hear from seniors that they feel they should complete a senior summer internship before applying to a post-graduation job. Like imposter …

By Pauline Thaler (she/her)
Pauline Thaler (she/her) Career Advisor
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Contact & Location

Phone
541-346-3301
Address

Mohr Career Services
155 Lillis
Lundquist College of Business
1208 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1208

Career Service Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Drop-in advising hours
Monday -Friday, 10am-4pm
155 Lillis (off the Lillis atrium)