Onward Career Tours Help Students Explore Career Paths

EUGENE, Ore., April 21, 2020–Onward Eugene and the University of Oregon Career Center are excited to announce the Onward Career Tours program, a series of virtual tour experiences connecting students to local employers.

With the recent announcement that University of Oregon classes would be taught online in the spring term, this is a timely opportunity to enable students and business to meet.

“Students are entering one of the most challenging job markets in recent memory. Our aim with this program is to enable students to connect remotely with employers and explore a breadth of careers,” said Paul Timmins, Executive Director of the University Career Center.

Onward Career Tours are interactive experiences that introduce students (at no cost) to a variety of careers, companies and industries that have a presence in the Eugene, Oregon area. These tours are open to all currently enrolled University of Oregon students, across all majors.

“We are thankful to be in a position to help students make industry connections even during the economic shutdown. The Onward Careers Tours program is a rich online experience that is far more than a virtual field trip,” said Matt Sayre, Managing Director of Onward Eugene.

Registration is now open for the kick-off event, scheduled for Thursday, April 23, at 3 p.m. PST. Students will meet UO alumnus Seth Revoal (’03, multimedia design and business administration) and Nick Yarger of Revolution Design Group — a full-service creative agency providing branding, graphic design, website design, social media, SEO, online marketing and consulting services to clients throughout North America.

One of the goals of the program is to inform students about the breadth of industries in the Eugene area and encourage them to build their careers here. Additional Onward Career Tours this spring will take place on April 30 with Nulia, May 7 with Wayfair and May 14 with guests from the gig economy.

Companies in the Eugene, Oregon, area that are interested in participating in future events are encouraged to contact Onward Eugene.

About Onward Eugene

Onward Eugene unites regional partners — mobilizing rebuilding efforts to fully realize our regions shared potential for expansive and inclusive prosperity. Bringing together support for startups, business recruitment and regional business marketing activities, Onward Eugene is a catalyst in the creation of economic resilience. 

About the University of Oregon Career Center

The University Career Center serves as the gateway to career services at the University of Oregon, to ensure graduates are not only prepared for their first job but for a lifetime of career success. The center assists UO students in developing long-term career readiness, facilitating self-exploration and discovery, connecting with potential employers, and also provides comprehensive job search services and resources to students and alumni. For more information, visit career.uoregon.edu.

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