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.

Mar 1
Dynamic Data Analysis with Power BI noon

This is a two-part series occurring on February 9th and March 1st. Participants who attend both days of this program and fulfill all requirements are eligible to earn a...
Dynamic Data Analysis with Power BI
March 1
noon
Lillis Business Complex Chiles 323

This is a two-part series occurring on February 9th and March 1st. Participants who attend both days of this program and fulfill all requirements are eligible to earn a marketable skills microcredential.

Enrollment Deadline: Monday, February 5th

Today and every day in the future, organizations you will work for will collect vast amounts of data - and your challenge will be to make sense of it. Excel spreadsheets have their place, but they're static, limited in their ability to visualize data, and time-consuming to build and use. In this training, you will be equipped with the skills to move beyond the confines of stagnant data and transform it into a living, breathing dashboard.

After this training, you will be able to confidently use Power BI to:

Transform data: Format data to extract actionable insights. Create data models: Present your data intuitively and in a visually engaging way, making it easier for your audience to understand complex information. Visualize data: Tell the story of your data in quick, responsive analytics. Share assets: The power of automation ensures that your data reaches the right people at the right time.

In a data-driven world, your ability to extract meaningful insights and make informed decisions is a game-changer. Power BI empowers you with the skills you need to drive decision-making processes, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.

 

Competency Alignment:

Critical Thinking Technology

 

About Professional Edge:

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.

Mar 1
Leadership and Storytelling noon

Join us for a fireside chat about leadership and storytelling. Bonus: Students who participate in this event are eligible to receive a free ticket and...
Leadership and Storytelling
March 1
noon
Lillis Business Complex Lillis 440

Join us for a fireside chat about leadership and storytelling.

Bonus: Students who participate in this event are eligible to receive a free ticket and transportation to TedXPortland on April 27th.

ABOUT PROFESSIONAL EDGE

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.

Mar 3
Professional Edge: Lithia & Driveway Immersion - Application Deadline

Deepen your data analytic skillset, build your portfolio, and make your resume stand out!  Immersions are cohort-based programs offered through the Lundquist College of...
Professional Edge: Lithia & Driveway Immersion - Application Deadline
March 3

Deepen your data analytic skillset, build your portfolio, and make your resume stand out! 

Immersions are cohort-based programs offered through the Lundquist College of Business Professional Edge program, aimed at helping students gain applied experience with in-demand skillsets through a work-aligned project. 

This Immersion is offered in collaboration with leading automotive giant, Lithia & Driveway, and is designed to deepen your data analytics skillset, build your portfolio, and make your resume stand out. 

Program Duration: This concise 7-week program fits seamlessly into weeks 2-8 of spring term. We anticipate it will take approximately 4-6 hours each week to complete your analysis independently and prepare for your presentation as a group.  

Benefits of Participating: 

Real-world, industry-aligned experience Develop a standout portfolio piece Earn a microcredential in Microsoft Power BI Sponsored site visit to Lithia's headquarters to network with current employees

Program Duration: This concise 7-week program fits seamlessly into weeks 2-8 of spring term. 

Application Process and Deadline: Limited spaces are available in this immersion program. To apply, complete the statement of interest by the application deadline: March 3. Applications will be reviewed by the coordinating team, and you will be notified if you are selected by Friday, March 22.  

For more information, email ProfessionalEdge@uoregon.edu. 

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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.
Employability 
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 professionaledge@uoregon.edu 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.

Contact

Professional Edge
Lundquist College of Business
1208 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403-1208
541-346-3303 
professionaledge@uoregon.edu

Program Facilitators

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