Below are some of the top ways you can share your expertise with our students and inspire engagement in your professional field. To become involved with any of these experiences or for more information on current opportunities, contact Wendy Allison.

Join a Panel Presentation

Current students love to hear from you! Topics of panel presentations vary from industry aligned organizations to career development topics, and custom topics are often requested.

Host a Job Shadow or Student Club Visit

Allowing students to shadow your work for a full or partial day is a great way to give back to the Beaver community while providing students with an opportunity to gain real-world perspective of a potential career path. Highlight your company culture, various roles in the organization, your personal experience or career journey and get to know some current students or potential candidates. Job shadows are generally hosted in June or December to best accommodate student schedules.

Contribute to Course Content

Share your expertise in the classroom. Partnering closely with academic departments, the Career Development Center is often asked for industry representatives willing to share real-world experience and the impact of new technology or current trends.

Host an Informational Interview

Get to know some of our students and give back to Oregon State by contributing your time. Hosting an informational interview is a high impact learning opportunity for students to gain insight on industries or organizations they are interested in, and for you to share your experience and career journey with another Beaver.