For Employers

Our conflict and dispute resolution (CRES) graduates bring a unique and valuable skill-set to public, private, non-and for-profit organizations small and large. We’d love to have the opportunity to connect you with one of our graduates. 

Our graduates work in a variety of roles and sectors and bring with them the theory and practical tools to make a difference in your organization. Their rigorous coursework prepares them to engage with challenging topics, communication effectively, and be a valuable colleague. Students gain a base of knowledge in conflict resolution with their core courses and use their electives, internship and final project to gain expertise in specific areas.  

Areas include, but are not constrained to restorative justice, leadership, environmental, public policy, international, education, organizational development, athletics, cross-cultural competencies, and more. Our students’ leadership skills and experience in real-life situations (320 hours of internship), makes them an easy choice to add to any team.  

To connect with our students or alumni, please contact Hilary Vos, CRES Career and Internship Counselor or John Inglish, CRES Program Director

Staff Member, Hilary

Hilary Vos, CRES Career and Internship Counselor, has been with the CRES program since 2012, after working 6 years as a career counselor at the UO Career Center in Hendricks Hall. Career counseling is her "encore" career, her first was as a radio and television broadcast journalist in various roles including reporter, producer, anchor and news director. Hilary’s interests include career exploration, the use of social media in establishing a professional identity, and generational expectations of work. Hilary is available to CRES students and CRES alums for career and internship assistance including exploration of interests, job and internship search strategies, document (resumes, cover letters, etc.) writing and editing, interview practice, and salary negotiation tips. Hilary earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling, specializing in Career Counseling, from California State University, Sacramento in 2007, after serving internships at the University of Southern California Career Center and the UO Career Center, and working at the Claremont Graduate University Office of Career Management.

Alumni Stories


Devin Howington


Devin Howington CRES/Ph.D. Psychology '16

Senior ADR Associate, ICM Resolutions, Inc.(Portland, OR)
Devin mediates disputes in a variety of contexts, develops articles and training materials for practitioners, and assists with writing proposals for facilitation and other organizational projects.
"The CRES Program gave me so many skills that I use in my job every day, from facilitation techniques to mediation skills to arguing about the philosophical and ethical issues that arise in our work. I chose to add the CRES program to my graduate studies in psychology for applied, skill-based training, and I’m so glad I did.”

Kouang Chan

Director & Student Ombudsperson, University of Texas (Austin, TX)

Kouang assists students in navigating university structure and policies. He provides systemic policy and procedure feedback to the office of the president and conducts campus workshops and presentations on negotiation, communication, and conflict management.

“The CRES program provided an opportunity to explore other areas of the field I would never have imagined such as consulting, facilitation, nonprofit, community organizing—ultimately leading me to my current position.”