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Conflict resolution is a broad field without defined boundaries. At its core, it involves facilitating improved social relations through better communication, improved understanding, and effective problem solving. These are skills that can be applied across many sectors and professions. That’s why the Conflict and Dispute Resolution Master’s program offers a wide range of practice areas within which students may focus. You can find out more about each of these areas below, and discover jobs relevant to each area here.
Common Job Areas
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Employers increasingly value the skills of our CRES graduates. As a broad field with fluid boundaries, conflict resolution gives you knowledge and skills that can be applied across many sectors and many professions. From corporate and organizational settings to public policy and legal practice, government and business leaders recognize that effectively managing and resolving conflict is critical to business and personal success.
We are committed to helping you put your skills into professional practice. In addition to the support available through the University of Oregon Career Center, we have a part-time Career & Internship Counselor who is dedicated to student career services and internship support. Check out our job search tips. cres_job_tips.docx
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.