Searching for Jobs & Internships

Here we outline two main strategies for your job and internship search:

  1. Proactive Searching – Networking
  2. Reactive Searching Applying to positions through job postings

Ultimately, you should use both, but keep in mind we recommend spending only 20% of your time focused on reactive searching, while spending 80% of your time focused on proactive searching!

The Proactive Search

Research is a key piece of the Proactive approach to a job/internship search. Learning more about companies, their leaders, and their growth can help you to make strategic decisions about organizations you may want to approach. It is NEVER too soon to start researching!

The Reactive Search

Finding and applying for job and internship postings can be time consuming without a plan. Use the “Top Companies” list you have generated (which can be found in our Career Resources below) to start your reactive search.

Career Fair Opportunities

Career fairs and other events offer a unique opportunity to meet with employers and learn more about their companies and what they are looking for. They also give employers a chance to meet you–which is a more proactive step than simply submitting an application online.

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

Career Service Hours

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Drop-in advising hours
Monday -Friday, 10am-4pm
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