Explore Campus & Career Opportunities

Beyond taking academic courses and joining student organizations, there are numerous other ways to get involved on campus and beyond. Undergraduate Studies and other departments and divisions offer programs, events, and activities to expand your knowledge. Just a few of those opportunities are outlined below.


Academic Opportunities

Academic Residential Communities

ARCs, as they're known, provide students with unique in-residence learning communities. Students can choose from a broad list of topics in which to immerse themselves.

Distinguished Scholarships

UO students can enhance their education by applying for distinguished scholarships. Earning a prestigious award, such as a Rhodes, Marshall, or Fulbright scholarship opens many doors. The application process allows you to challenge yourself, work closely with key faculty, and focus your scholarly journey.

Undergraduate Research

Get started in research and creative scholarship; find opportunities and funding; access available resources to support your research project; and locate a list of ways to publish, present, and apply your research.

Inside-Out Prison Exchange Program

Inside-Out brings college students together with incarcerated men and women to study as peers within prison walls to deepen their understanding of crime, justice, freedom, inequality, and other issues of social concern. The core of the Inside-Out Program is a term-long academic course, meeting once a week.

Study Abroad

Global Education Oregon (GEO) is a national study abroad program provider and the UO study abroad office. With more than 250 programs in 90 countries, you're bound to find the kind of worldly experience you’re looking for.

Never lived where it snows in winter, or perhaps you crave the desert heat? Maybe you want to learn French in Canada? An alternative to study abroad is to study at another university in the US or Canada through the National Student Exchange program.

Undergraduate Symposium

Undergraduate research projects are selected and showcased each year in this symposium. Presentation formats include posters, performances, and panel discussions. Students present their research to the campus community in this day-long event that touches the very heart of our university’s research mission.


Extracurricular Opportunities

Common Reading

Topics from a single, carefully-selected book for first-year students are featured in several classes across the university and in special events and presentations during the academic year. The 2016–17 Common Reading book selection is Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Having a shared source provides common ground from which students and professors can stimulate discussion and learning within and beyond the classroom.

Service & Engaged Learning

Service Learning enables students to grow intellectually by combining classroom work with community service. The Service-Learning Program engages the university and the broader community in partnerships to create educational programs for students, promote leadership through service, foster inclusive environments, and advance social justice and civic engagement. You can also get involved in service learning through the Holden Center or the Environmental Leadership Program.

Analog U

Explore your relationship to digital technology at Analog U on Earth Day in April. Events and speakers help us explore how we can achieve balanced use of and sustainable practices with our digital devices.


Career Opportunities

Student Jobs & Internships

The Career Center provides job search services and resources to UO students and alumni to help them develop long-term career goals and strategies, facilitate self-exploration and discovery, and connect with potential employers. The Career Center goes beyond merely providing job listings to offering workshops on résumé writing and interviewing, salary information based on careers, and connections to internships and international job opportunities. 

Student Alumni Association

The SAA aims to help current students network with UO alumni. Find out how you can get a head start exploring career opportunities with fellow Ducks who work in fields of interest to you.