Hands-On Learning

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Hands-On Learning
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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.”

Read Connor's Success Story

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

May 22
Drop-in Career Advising with Mohr Career Services 10:00 a.m.

Do you need help with your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile? Meet with our talented and highly trained career peer educators during our drop-in career advising sessions,...
Drop-in Career Advising with Mohr Career Services
May 15–June 7
10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Lillis Business Complex Room 155

Do you need help with your resume, cover letter, or LinkedIn profile? Meet with our talented and highly trained career peer educators during our drop-in career advising sessions, any time between 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

May 22
Industry Bites: Internships That Launch Careers 4:00 p.m.

Join us for a conversation with a Duck alum working at Disney and a graduating senior from the Lundquist College. During this conversation panel, we'll discuss their career...
Industry Bites: Internships That Launch Careers
May 22
4:00–4:45 p.m.
Chiles Rooms 125A and 125B

Join us for a conversation with a Duck alum working at Disney and a graduating senior from the Lundquist College. During this conversation panel, we'll discuss their career paths, what they've done to succeed, and how they engaged with and nurtured relationships in their industries. Come get a slice of pizza and get some timely perspective on how to start the journey to a job: passion and an internship!

Panelists:

Alexia Muller, UO alum and Assistant Manager of Global Hardlines at Disney Elliot Nichols, UO student (class of 2024)

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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.