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Class of 2021: Career Pep Talk

Wednesday, May 26 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Virtual Event

Graduation is just around the corner, it’s totally ok if you’re nervous! There’s a lot of stress that comes with transitioning from college life to the professional world. Hear stories from a panel of young alumni and local leaders from the Eugene Young Professionals to gain encouragement and pro-tips about making the transition to this next phase of life—wherever that might take you.  

Topics to be discussed through panel and breakout sessions may include:  

  • How to stay motivated and focused during your job search. 

  • Understanding if you’re getting a “good deal” with salary and benefits. 

  • What types of questions to ask in an interview to discern if YOU actually want to work somewhere. 

  • Working full-time in an office vs. remote team. 

  • Making your (new) city feel like home. 

  • Getting involved in community and professional organizations.  


This event is a collaboration between the University of Oregon Career Center and the Eugene Young Professionals.  


Hear Stories from:

*Amanda Yankovich UO‘10, Cultural Anthropology; Vice-Chair of the Eugene Young Professionals Council. Managing Director at The District Coworking and Director of Business Development at Obie Companies and Owner of the Basic Botanist.

*Jesse Summers UO‘17 Advertising and Journalism minor Theater Arts; Interim Executive Communications Manager, Office of the President at the University of Oregon.

*Seana McKiernan, YP Summit Co-Chair of the Eugene Young Professionals Council. Administrative Support Assistant at Lane County Sheriff’s Office.

*Kyle Santos UO’18, Psychology & Sociology; Career Readiness Coach at the University of Oregon Career Center and Graduate Student in Portland State University's MS in Educational Leadership and Policy-Postsecondary Adult and Continuing Education (PACE).

*Holly Tate, Membership Chair of the Eugene Young Professionals Council. Job & Internship Developer for Eugene/Springfield at University of Oregon Career Center.

Event Type

Career, Graduating Ducks


Division of Student Life, University Career Center, Career Center Advising

Target Audience

All Students



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