Make Connections, General Business
- Conduct informational interviews with UO alumni and business professionals.
- Utilize Lundquist Connect, an online platform where students can network with alumni and friends of the college to build connections, share insights, and advance their careers.
- Learn more about Informational Interviewing and view resources, including sample informational interview questions and email templates.
Join UO Clubs
- Alpha Kappa Psi – AKPsi is a national business fraternity for men and women standing for the highest ideals of conduct and achievement in university and professional life. AKPsi strives to bridge the gap between the traditional classroom experience and the business world with business field trips, seminars, career activities, and other professional events. Alpha Kappa Psi’s mission is to develop well-trained, ethical, skilled, resourceful and experienced business leaders.
- Diverse Organization of Business Students – The Diverse Organization of Business Students provides empowerment, networking, awareness, links to professional and academic worlds, and community events to students of all diverse populations on the University of Oregon campus. The club encourages students to further their cultural awareness and attain a sense of tolerance and understanding; foster unity within our diverse community and the greater global society; appreciate and understand each other and our society’s diversity; recognize unfairness if it exists; and take personal leadership in confronting bias.
- International Business Association – The IBA International Commercial Group was established in fall 2013 at the University of Oregon. It is a non-profit and non-political independent student organization. IBA is devoted to offering better services by helping students solve academic problems and living problems. IBA also contributes to interactive culture communication across the ocean. As a commercial group, IBA aims to providing students with more opportunities in business experience, and holds business competitions every term.
- International Business and Economics Club – IBEC focuses on all topics related to international business and economics. In addition to working in project groups formed by students according to their interests, members also hear speakers who are experts in global business, go on site-visits, join international study programs, obtain global internships, participate in social entrepreneurship projects within developing countries, and gain intercultural insight and friendships. By joining IBEC, students turn their international interests into realities.[PT1]
- UO Sales Club – The UO Sales Club equips students with the sales skills, knowledge, and resources necessary to succeed in the professional world. Dedicated members who attend meetings and are active in club activities will begin their job or internship in sales feeling more comfortable and educated on what it takes to succeed. In addition, club members will receive weekly emails informing them of internship and job opportunities. Club members will also have a brief period during each meeting during which they will be able to expand their network by connecting with a guest speaker one-on-one.
Connect with Professional Organizations
- American Business Women’s Association
- Business Professionals of America – an organization for students
- Black Business Association
- Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership
- International Association of Business Communicators
- International Federation of Business and Professional Women
- Latino Business Association
- Minority Professional Network
- National Association of Sales Professionals