Hands-On Learning

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Hands-On Learning
Three students standing on the field of Autzen Stadium looking at a sponsor banner

Hands-On Learning

Endless Opportunities

It’s not enough to be trained in your field. You need real experience.

At the Lundquist College of Business, you’ll gain hands-on experience managing more than $1 million in real dollars through our UO Investment Group or by working directly with companies as a member of our student-run Oregon Consulting Group. And that’s just the beginning. From internships to class projects, study abroad, and more, you’ll find plenty of opportunities to explore career paths and build your resume.

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Centers of Excellence

At the heart of the Lundquist College of Business's vision and mission are our four centers of excellence. Immersed in the college's "learning by doing" approach to business education, the centers set us apart and help advance the work of our talented research-productive faculty members.

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Travel and Site Visits

At the Lundquist College of Business, we prepare our students to thrive in the world of global business. We offer several site visit and travel opportunities both locally and abroad to let students experience the culture, history, and politics of other economies.  

Students tour companies and factories, participate in marketing events, attend lectures given by executives at leading firms, and network with top executives.

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Join the Flock

Find out how studying business here can take you most anywhere you want to go.

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Laren Sims

Lauren Sims

Class of 2023

“It opens doors that I never would have thought about. You’ll meet people in business. You’ll learn a lot.”

Read Laren's Story

Career and Professional Development

The Lundquist College offers several programs, groups, and projects for students to strengthen their career and professional development. Manage live money across several portfolios. Choose from a collection of short courses to develop cutting-edge essential skills. Participate in a student team that provides strategic recommendations to real companies. However you decide to expand your career and professional skills, we have the opportunities.

What's it like to be a Duck?

Find out what it's like to be a student at the Lundquist College by attending an info session or talking with a current student. Learn about our centers of excellence, study abroad opportunities, professional development offerings, and more.

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Competitions

The Lundquist College is affiliated with a number of university- and community-wide business plan, financial, and case competitions, as well as hackathons for students to participate in and gain valuable entrepreneurial experience.

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Competitions

The Lundquist College is affiliated with a number of university- and community-wide business plan, financial, and case competitions, as well as hackathons for students to participate in and gain valuable entrepreneurial experience.

Discover Competitions

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Connor Bussey ’19

“The UO gave us an opportunity to start groups and network in an environment where it’s easier to connect because people want to help you on your career journey.”

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Student Clubs and Organizations

The college actively supports and encourages student participation in clubs as a vital component of the college experience. Not only do clubs give students an opportunity to interact and learn from peers, but they also provide the opportunity to bring together and apply lessons learned from various courses in a hands-on setting. Club activities include everything from organizing events, seminars, fundraising for local nonprofits, guest speakers, field trips, site visits, and career development workshops to networking and managing real stock portfolios.

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Guest Speakers and Executives

Hundreds of business leaders come to the UO campus every year to share their insights with students in workshops and lectures, via a guest speaker series, or as part of executive-in-residence programs. Students in both our Eugene and Portland programs benefit from these experiences as well as make important connections with business leaders and industry professionals.

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Upcoming Events

Feb 26
UO Investment Group: Open Meeting 5:00 p.m.

In anticipation of its Spring Recruiting Cycle, the University of Oregon Investment Group (UOIG) will be holding an open meeting on Monday, February 26 for anyone interested in...
UO Investment Group: Open Meeting
February 26
5:00–7:00 p.m.
Lillis Business Complex 211

In anticipation of its Spring Recruiting Cycle, the University of Oregon Investment Group (UOIG) will be holding an open meeting on Monday, February 26 for anyone interested in getting a look inside the group's operations. This open meeting will include a presentation with information about the group and recruiting process, an alumni guest speaker, and a full stock pitch given by two of the group's senior analysts.

This event is a great opportunity to meet some of the group members and see first-hand the applicable skills for a career in finance that you can gain so quickly by experiencing and participating in a stock pitch given to the group.

If you have any additional information regarding the event or the group as a whole, please do not hesitate to reach out to current UOIG president, Jake Henkle at jhenkle@uoregon.edu.

Feb 27
Black History Month Guest Speaker: Bigger than the Door, the Room, or the Table: Sports Industry Insights and Academic Angles 4:00 p.m.

Hear from Professor Courtney M. Cox in this special Black History Month guest speaker event "Bigger than the Door, the Room, or the Table: Sports Industry Insights and...
Black History Month Guest Speaker: Bigger than the Door, the Room, or the Table: Sports Industry Insights and Academic Angles
February 27
4:00–5:30 p.m.
Lundquist College of Business-Portland

Hear from Professor Courtney M. Cox in this special Black History Month guest speaker event "Bigger than the Door, the Room, or the Table: Sports Industry Insights and Academic Angles." Event includes appetizers and networking following the presentation. A virtual attendance option is offered for the guest speaker and Q&A portion of the event - RSVP for the link.

Cox is an assistant professor in the Department of Indigenous, Race, and Ethnic Studies (IRES) at the University of Oregon, where she also serves as Director of Graduate Studies. Her research examines issues related to identity, technology, and labor through sport and wine. Her current book project, Double Crossover: New Mobilities in Transnational Basketball, considers how Black women and non-binary athletes maneuver through the global sports-media complex. She is also co-director (with Perry B. Johnson, PhD) of The Sound of Victory, a multi-platform digital humanities project located at the intersection of music, sound, and sport. She previously worked for ESPN, Longhorn Network, NPR-affiliate KPCC, and the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

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Learning Spaces

Students at the Lundquist College have access to two on-site innovation labs, each providing students with hands-on experience using specialized equipment to develop business ideas, and design and test prototypes. The college is also home to the Business Research Institute, the hub for developing relationships between customers, researchers, businesses, and agencies.

Eugene Campus

  • Business Academic Residential Community (BizARC) Innovation Lab
  • Business Research Institute (BRI)

Portland Building

  • Sports Product Management (SPM) Innovation Lab

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Academic Learning Experiences

At the Lundquist College of Business, we offer students a range of academic experiences to help make connections, gain skills for a diverse world of business, and build a lifelong community so they can go on to do great things in the world.