UO to offer professional networking seminars with LinkedIn
EUGENE, Ore. -- (Jan. 27, 2012) – The University of Oregon is teaming up with a popular networking service to offer networking advice to alumni, current students and the general public.
UO and LinkedIn will host two seminars—one in Portland and one in Eugene—to educate attendees about how to further career goals and expand one’s professional network. The facilitator will provide information about how to leverage professional and personal networks to identify career opportunities and connect with others.
The Portland session is from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 2, at the Bridge Level Auditorium at the World Trade Center. The session is a collaboration with Portland General Electric and the UO Career Center Portland.
The Eugene session is from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, in the Giustina Ballroom at the Ford Alumni Center on campus.
Each session requires registration. Cost is $5 for members of the UO Alumni Association, and $10 for non-members and the general public. 2011 UO graduates and current students are free.
According to LinkedIn data, there are more than 61,000 current or former UO students registered on the website. The number of individuals with connections to the university caught the eye of the UO Alumni Association and led to the events.
“Serving as alumni connection to the University of Oregon and as a resource for individuals in the early, mid or mature stages of careers is an important part of the UO Alumni Association,” said Anthony McAdoo, senior associate executive director. “LinkedIn provides a similar connection and can be valuable for people looking to connect personally or professionally with others, especially Ducks.”
The UO Career Center Portland provides on-going assistance to recent UO graduates with professional development and career planning.
“As the economy continues to lag, professional skills and connections are more important than ever,” said Linda Favero, program director, UO Career Center Portland. “The sessions being offered are a complement to the counseling and other services we provide to recent graduates looking for meaningful opportunities.”
About the University of Oregon
The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.
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