Invest in Your Future and Emerge as a Leader in the Modern Workplace

Welcome to Professional Edge, a skills-development program for University of Oregon students looking to stand out in the modern job market.

Our industry-informed short courses are designed to provide you with targeted, practical skills to improve job prospects and career advancement opportunities. Led by instructors who are knowledgeable about the latest trends in their fields, you’ll develop tools, stories, and portfolio projects through these interactive and engaging courses.

From foundational courses in communication to advanced topics like digital transformation and data analytics, Professional Edge has something for everyone, with these University of Oregon-backed credentials, you can show potential employers that you have mastered highly sought-after skills.

Best of all, Professional Edge programs are largely free and conveniently offered throughout the year, so it’s easier than ever to cultivate a habit of continual learning – a skillset that we guarantee you’ll use throughout your career!

News & Advice

In a Few Months, I Will Be Negotiating My First Job Offer—You Should, Too.

I’m so excited that I’m graduating and entering the workforce. Repeatedly, I’m encouraged to negotiate job offers and obtain the most value out of the situation. To demystify this process and gain a well-rounded perspective, I reached out to several people, and I’m sharing my top five takeaways about how to successfully negotiate your first job offer.

By Marley
Marley Career Peer Educator
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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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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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Happy New Year & Welcome to Winter 2024

Mohr Career Services would like to welcome you to Winter 2024 at the Lundquist College of Business! As you prepare for a great quarter of study, work, and play, we have some “don’t miss” events coming up – make sure you …

By Josh Pritchett
Josh Pritchett Client Services Manager
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Running a Design Business: Presentation Skills

Taught by Petrula Vrontikis
Strong presentation skills are necessary for a good designer to be a great designer. How you present your ideas impacts…

Making it Happen: How to Turn Strategy into Reality with Suzy Welch

Taught by Suzy Welch
Your strategy may be smart, competitive, and ready to go, but how do you successfully put it into action? In…

Getting Things Done

Taught by David Allen
Join world-renowned productivity and time management expert David Allen as he walks you through his five-step process for Getting Things…

Business Storytelling with C.C. Chapman

Taught by C.C. Chapman
Storytelling isn’t just for fiction; it’s vital to your business, too. Storytelling can help you communicate with customers and clients,…

Writing a Business Report

Taught by Judy Steiner-Williams
Learn how to write a well-constructed business report. In this course, author and senior Kelley School of Business lecturer Judy…

PowerPoint: Using Photos and Video Effectively for Great Presentations

Taught by Richard Harrington
Start incorporating photos and videos more effectively in your PowerPoint presentations, and create a message that paints a picture worth…

The Creative Spark: Alberto Scirocco and the Motion Graphics of leftchannel

Taught by Alberto Scirocco
How do you become a better motion graphics designer? Alberto Scirocco advises his students to paint, to sculpt, to dance—to…

Influencing Others

Taught by John Ullmen
Ever had trouble persuading someone to do something, even if it was in their best interest? Sometimes people don’t budge,…

Learning to Run Webinars

Taught by Sally Norred
Webinars can help you attract new customers and build client relationships, but only if they’re smart and engaging. In this…

Creating and Giving Business Presentations (2014)

Taught by Tatiana Kolovou
What makes a compelling presentation? A presentation that is built on strong research, tailored to your audience’s interests, and designed…

Learning Cloud Service APIs

Taught by Joseph Lowery
The number of cloud service APIs grows every day. It’s hard to believe so many companies are giving away their…

Creative Inspirations: Duarte Design, Presentation Design Studio

Taught by Nancy Duarte
Duarte Design is on a mission to change the world, one PowerPoint presentation at a time. Nancy and Mark Duarte,…

Management Tips

Taught by Todd Dewett
In this series, Todd Dewett, PhD, shares the tips respected and motivated managers use to improve rapport, navigate tricky situations,…

Learning PowerPoint 2010

Taught by Tim Grey
In this workshop Tim Grey shares techniques for creating high-quality presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2010. After taking a tour of…

Data-Driven Presentations with Excel and PowerPoint 2013

Taught by Gini von Courter
Learn how to drive your Microsoft PowerPoint presentations with data straight from the source—Excel. Gini Courter first shows you how…

Running a Design Business: Pricing and Estimating

Taught by Terry Lee Stone
Do you know what to charge for your design services? Too much and you risk scaring away potential clients; too…

Video Journalism: Storytelling Techniques

Taught by Jeff Sengstack
How you choose your shots, craft your story, and edit your footage is what draws attention to your videos. The…

Processing: Interactive Data Visualization

Taught by Barton Poulson
Start communicating ideas and diagramming data in a more interactive way. In this course, author Barton Poulson shows how to…

The Creative Spark: Beeple, Everyday Artist

Taught by Michael Winkelmann
Every day Mike Winkelmann, aka Beeple, sits down to a blank canvas on his PC, whether in CINEMA 4D, ZBrush,…

PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training

Taught by David Diskin
In PowerPoint 2010 Essential Training, author David Diskin demonstrates how to engage an audience with images, video, sound, charts, and…

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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)