Helping students develop their personal brands, navigate the world of networking, write persuasive resumes, and craft powerful cover letters—it's all in a day's work for Jessica Best and the Lundquist Career Services staff.
From developing employer relationships to coaching students, Best and her team offer students the resources they need to make informed decisions about their futures in the world of work. Get acquainted with Best’s career education expertise in the Q and A below.
UO Business: Explain your job at Lundquist Career Services
I focus on the student development side of the equation—I help students figure out what they want to do and how to get there. This involves one-on-one advising, presenting workshops, and leading our partnership with academic classes.
UO Business: What do you like best about it?
Getting invested in the students’ searches, guiding them along the way, then hearing about their successes in their career searches.
UO Business: What is the one thing you are proudest of in your work for the Lundquist College?
Giving students the tools to be able to be their own best advocates with their dream employers.
UO Business: What is the most important aspect of your job that you want students and or employers to know about Careers Services?
Although we can’t do the work for our students, we can give them guidance and a path to explore. We want Lundquist students to succeed—at whatever success means for them—and we will do what we can to help them do so.
UO Business: What is the most unusual thing that you have been involved with in your working life (either here or at another job)?
As a pastry chef, I built a five-tier wedding cake. Transporting it was quite a feat.