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.

Show Up with Confidence: 6 Key Strategies

In the fast-paced and competitive world of business, your personal brand is your unique identifier. It’s how you present yourself to the professional world and plays a crucial role in your career journey. Here are six ways to help you …

By Sarah Allender
Sarah Allender Assistant Director, Alumni Engagement
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It’s How You Show Up That Counts

As we reflect on what it means to bring your “whole self” and your “authentic” being to the workplace, I encourage students to lead with curiosity and openness. Through this lens you will find your place in the world of …

By Sara Mason
Sara Mason Assistant Director, Industry and Alumni Engagement
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A Time for Gratitude

Mohr Career Services wishes a happy holiday weekend to all Lundquist students! We know it has been a challenging term—walk through the Lillis atrium and you will see students hard at work, preparing for midterms and group presentations, often while …

By Pauline Thaler
Pauline Thaler Career Advisor
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Showcasing Your Personal Brand—Make Strategic Resume and Cover Letter Choices!

In today’s competitive job market, your resume and cover letter are your first chance to make a lasting impression on a hiring manager. Mohr Career Services is here to guide you in strategically approaching these crucial documents, helping you to …

By Pauline Thaler
Pauline Thaler Career Advisor
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Google—It’s Not Just for Computer Science Majors

Duck alums from Google share career insights with Lundquist students.

As a Mohr Career Services Career Peer Educator, I recently had the opportunity to moderate an Industry Bite panel starring three Duck alumni who currently work at Google. Blaire Bender, …

By Gabe
Gabe Career Peer Educator
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Career Resources

If you are a UO business student, please review the information below. If you are not a business student, please …

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Connect with alumni in your industry via the Lundquist Connect community.

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Contact & Location


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)