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Sara Mason

Assistant Director, Industry Engagement, Mohr Career Services | Industry and Alumni Engagement

Affiliations: Industry and Alumni Engagement, Mohr Career Services
Phone: 541-346-1462
Office: Lillis 140C



Sara Mason is a passionate, experienced, relationship manager, with sales, business development, and fundraising success in the private, public (higher education) and non-profit sectors.

As assistant director of industry engagement for Mohr Career Services, Mason seeks to build strong and deep relationships with industry and alumni to ensure students gain exposure, education, connections, networks, hands-on learning, and internships. She takes a student-centered approach with a focus on access and opportunity to empower all students to learn, grow, land, and thrive in their career. Mason brings lived experience to her work, focusing on equity, opportunity, and inclusivity. She seeks to be an enabler of change and champion of unheard voices.

A natural connector, Mason started her career in sales, business development, and recruitment roles for a regional tech company and national higher-ed publishing company. She pivoted to put her sales skills to work with purpose and mission, serving in University of Oregon Advancement as an associate director of development for the College of Arts and Sciences and then as director of development for the School of Journalism and Communications. Mason took a pause from the demands of travel fundraising at the UO to serve her family and focus her work on the local community as a development director for nonprofit arts, affordable housing, and basic need organizations, before returning to UO in 2019 to support and advance employer engagement at UO's career center.

Degree History:
  • BA, English with Honors, Magna Cum Laude, University of Oregon
Professional Leadership:
  • University Senate, University of Oregon, 2022–present
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2021–present
  • Taskforce on Career Readiness, National Association of Colleges and Employers, 2020–2021
  • Officer of Administration Council, University of Oregon, 2020–2022

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Areas of Expertise

Professional Leadership Training:

  • Leadership Academy, University of Oregon, 2021–2022
  • Leadership Academy, Eugene-Springfield Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Mobilization and Collective Impact Training, United Way Worldwide
  • Public Innovators Training, Harwood Institute for Public Innovation
  • Major Gifts Fundraising, Council for Advancement and Support of Education

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