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.

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.

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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.

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Avery Career Peer Educator
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Career Resources

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Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
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