Professional Edge

Strengthen your qualifications to excel in your career.

Professional Edge is an industry-informed collection of short courses designed to help students develop cutting-edge skills essential in the modern job market.

Build targeted, practical skills in an interactive and engaging format and distinguish yourself in a field of other job applicants. As a participant, you'll receive guidance from instructors informed by the latest business trends and leave with tangible tools and stories you can leverage in your career search.

Whether it’s a basic course in Microsoft Teams or a more advanced course in competitive intelligence or Google Analytics, these University of Oregon-backed credentials can be used to highlight your mastery of highly sought-after skills to potential employers.

As you plan your schedule, take advantage of these largely free one- to two-hour sessions conveniently offered throughout the year.

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Industry-Informed Skills
Explore a variety of interactive short courses.
Dynamic Instructors 
Learn from experienced industry practitioners.
Time Efficient 
Build cutting-edge skills in a short timeframe.
Excel in your career search with advanced business skills.

What do you want to learn?

We're always looking to expand our current offering of workshops. Email us at to let us know what subjects you'd like to see us explore in the future.

Previous workshops have explored such topics as:

  • Design thinking
  • Google Analytics
  • Investment plan design and presentation
  • Storytelling for business presentations
  • Tableau

    Are you an employer or alumnus looking to get involved?

    There are a number of different ways to make meaningful connections within the Professional Edge program. Contact us to learn more.

    • Teach a short course.
    • Sponsor a new series of skill-building short courses.
    • Hire students with demonstrated skill mastery.


    Professional Edge
    Lundquist College of Business
    1208 University of Oregon
    Eugene, OR 97403-1208

    Program Facilitators

    • Trish Dorman, Senior Associate Director, Student Engagement and Programming
    • Natalie Abele, MBA student
    • Swati Yadav, MBA student