Upcoming Networking Opportunities
Taking advantage of networking opportunities like the ones noted below can help you achieve your professional goals. You will be receiving additional information about some of these events through email. Note that partial reimbursement for eligible expenses may be available through the Career Center if arranged in advance. Stop by for details.
If you feel a little apprehensive about networking skills or just have some questions, please make an appointment and come talk to us. In addition, you can check out these three resources from our library:
How to Work a Room: Your Essential Guide to Savvy Socializing
by Susan RoAne
Building Career Connections: Networking Tools for Law Students and New Lawyers
by Donna Gerson
The How-Tos of Informational Interviewing: A Step-by-Step Guide (brochure)
Thursday, April 19, 3:30-8:30 p.m., White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch, Portland
The Women in Sports Business Symposium sponsored by the UO Lundquist College of Business has become a cornerstone in the achievement of Jim Warsaw’s vision that UO students could learn about sports business both in the classroom and through interaction with industry leaders. In addition, the Symposium gives Oregon students the chance to celebrate and honor business leaders of today. Free for students. Register online by April 18 at http://lcb.uoregon.edu/App_Aspx/WsmcEventWsbs.aspx.
Friday, April 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Mekala’s, 1769 Franklin Blvd., Eugene
Law students are invited to a one-hour CLE program, DUII Defense and Prosecution Trial Strategies, presented by the Oregon New Lawyers Division of the Oregon State Bar. No charge for law students. Pre-register by sending email to Oregon State Bar CLE. If space allows, registration will also be accepted at the door. The Oregon New Lawyers Division will host a reception following the CLE program; attendees may join the Executive Committee for appetizers.
Wednesday, May 2, 5:30-8 p.m., White Stag Building, 70 NW Couch, Portland
UO Alumni Conversations: Interesting Career Paths. Join the third annual panel discussion and networking reception featuring University of Oregon alumni. Be inspired by the lessons of their career paths. Free to current UO students and 2011-12 graduates. Register by April 27 at http://career.uoregon.edu/events/alumni/2012/05/uo-alumni-conversations-interesting-career-paths.
Thursday, May 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., White Stag Building Main Theater Room, 70 NW Couch, Portland.
Duck Biz Lunch. (Law students are welcome to attend.) Have lunch and get to know Portland-area alumni. All are welcome to attend, whether you are interested in meeting other professionals in your field, developing contacts in complementary professions, or broadening your social network. Bring your own lunch or choose from lunch options from Elephant’s Deli. Register here as a non-member for $10 (optional $11 for lunch): UO Alumni Duck Biz Lunch.
Law students may join the UO Student Alumni Association for $35 (the fee that is listed for juniors or seniors) at Join UO Alumni Association. The Association facilitates interactions between students and alumni; for example, student members may join the mentor database, which provides opportunities to connect with UO alumni. When you graduate, you may join the UO Alumni Association through the same website for a lifetime fee of $375 (minus $35, if you joined as a student), and payment plans are available. (If you wait to join until four years after graduation, the fee will be $750.) A list of chapters across the country, including Lane County, is available at UO Alumni Chapters. The Portland chapter hosts many networking events, such as the two listed above, and welcomes law students and graduates; check its website often at Portland UO Alumni Association Events. In addition, as an Alumni Association member, you have access to the online alumni directory for personal and professional networking.