Nontraditional Students

Nontraditional student luncheon
Nontraditional Students

Who is a Nontraditional Student?

You may identify as an nontraditional student if you:

  • Are over the age of 24
  • Are married, divorced, or partnered
  • Work full time
  • Are a parent or caregiver of a family member
  • Are returning to or starting college after a break
  • Are changing careers
  • Are a military veteran or active duty
  • Have a low income or independent financial status
  • Are a transfer student
  • Have a disability
  • Are a first-generation college student
  • Self-identify as nontraditional

Find Your Community

As a nontraditional student, you have a unique set of needs. There are a variety of resources and services available to help you balance school and life. The Nontraditional Student Union is dedicated to representing the nontraditional student voice on campus and providing a place for you to feel at home. If you are looking for a place to connect with other nontraditional students, a place to get involved and advocate for change, or if you just want a place to study and get a snack in the heart of campus, the Nontraditional Student Union is a great place to explore. We provide several outlets for exploring more about our community through Engage and on Facebook.

How to Join the Nontraditional Student Union

To become a member of the Nontraditional Student Union, a student run organization, look for us and join us on Engage, or contact us to subscribe to our email list. A great way to get involved and meet other nontraditional students is to attend our meetings and events held throughout the year, or stop by the office in EMU 212 (office hours listed on Engage).

Academic Support

The University of Oregon offers numerous academic resources to ensure the academic success of all students. More resources are available beyond the ones mentioned here, so please reach out to the Nontraditional Student Union for any specific needs you might have.


Financial Support

The university offers a variety of scholarships for students. If you identify as a nontraditional student, you may be eligible to apply for the Osher and Crankstart Re-Entry Scholarships. There are also other financial resources available to help you through your time at the UO.


Family Support

We want to make sure that you are successful outside of the classroom and maintain a balance between your homelife and your education. There are resources available to you including affordable housing for families, child care subsidies, and family mediation.


Well-Being Support

At the UO we value self-care and life balance. There are numerous resources to promote mental and physical health, from individual and group counseling sessions, to meditation, nutrition, and exercise classes.

Apr 15
Curious About the Spring Career & Internship Expo (Virtual Info-Session) noon

Learn the ins and outs of navigating the in-person Spring Career and Internship Expo, updating your Handshake profile, researching employers, and how to present yourself...
Curious About the Spring Career & Internship Expo (Virtual Info-Session)
April 15
noon

Learn the ins and outs of navigating the in-person Spring Career and Internship Expo, updating your Handshake profile, researching employers, and how to present yourself authentically during the expo.

 

This event is part of the 2024 Spring Career Readiness Week sponsored by the University Career Center, Enterprise Holdings, and Sherwin Williams. To learn more about all of the week's events visit http://career.uoregon.edu/events  

Apr 16
Curious about Resumes? (Workshop) noon

Are you looking for ways to really stand out as a candidate? Come learn about the basics of resume writing and have the opportunity to ask questions on formatting, structure, and...
Curious about Resumes? (Workshop)
April 16
noon
Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall UCC Conference Room 50P

Are you looking for ways to really stand out as a candidate? Come learn about the basics of resume writing and have the opportunity to ask questions on formatting, structure, and bring your own resume for tailoring and much more! Questions are welcomed and encouraged!

Workshop is IN-PERSON, in Tykeson Hall-Garden Level 50P (aka University Career Center Conference Room) This workshop is hosted by the University Career Center's Career Readiness Coaching team!

This event is part of the 2024 Spring Career Readiness Week sponsored by the University Career Center, Enterprise Holdings, and Sherwin Williams. To learn more about all of the week's events visit http://career.uoregon.edu/events  

Apr 16
Your Future in Tech + Connect (Industry Panel + Networking Night) 4:00 p.m.

The United States has the largest tech market in the world (1/3 of a $5 TRILLION industry!) and overall employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected...
Your Future in Tech + Connect (Industry Panel + Networking Night)
April 16
4:00–6:30 p.m.
Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall 1st Floor Commons

The United States has the largest tech market in the world (1/3 of a $5 TRILLION industry!) and overall employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations in the next decade! (learn more) The future of the technology industry is so much more than just artificial intelligence and social media platforms. About 377,500 competitive openings are projected each year in the U.S.A. in these highly skilled roles—are you up for the challenge?  

Join us for a special industry-connection night dedicated to helping YOU get career ready for your future in Tech. Come to either or both events—Learn something new and meet employers and alumni you can add to your network! 

 

4-5pm Industry Insights Panel 

Hear from alumni, industry leaders, and experts about their career journeys, the future of the industry, and how you can be developing the career readiness skills, technical skills, and connections today to thrive in your future in Tech. 

PANELISTS

*Matt Sayre, Director of External Relations for UO School of Computer and Data Sciences (Panel Moderator)  *David Teach, Network Engineer at Amazon AWS *Robin Mayall, Chief Information Officer (CIO) at City of Eugene *Paul Pindel, Senior Architect at F5

 

5:15-6:30pm Connect with Tech Employers 

Grab a snack & rotate through casual small group chats with alumni, professionals, and employers to learn more about their companies, career paths, and get advice about how to find career-building opportunities and connections for your future in Tech.   

COMPANIES  *New Relic (Data for Engineers)  *Pipeworks (Game Design) *SheerID (Identity Management)   *Elm Street Technology (Software for Real Estate)  *SentinelOne (Cybersecurity)  *Twenty Ideas (Software)  *Nulia (SaaS Enablement)  and more to come! 

 

Both events are open to all majors and academic years. Snacks provided. Casual Dress.   No RSVP is required. Bring your friends! 

Sponsored by the University Career Center and the School of Computer and Data Sciences as part of Spring Career Readiness Week 2024. 

 

 

Apr 19
Practice Interview Day Drop-In (12:00pm-4:00pm) noon

Real employers. Real conversations. Right here on campus. A practice interview helps you prepare for real-life interviews, which increases your chances of getting additional...
Practice Interview Day Drop-In (12:00pm-4:00pm)
April 19
noon
Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall 1st Floor Commons

Real employers. Real conversations. Right here on campus.

A practice interview helps you prepare for real-life interviews, which increases your chances of getting additional interviews and acquiring the job. It is also a great way to meet and network with professionals, which can lead to opportunities in the future. Anyone can participate in a practice interview and it’s fun to practice with people in different industries to see different styles of interviewing you might encounter in real life.

The UO Practice Interview Day is designed to help you acquire professional interview skills, get feedback from experienced professionals, and gain confidence. You will not be interviewing for a specific job at the company our volunteer works for. You will instead be practicing commonly asked interview questions and getting active feedback on your communication style, professionalism, and more.

Each practice interview will last ~30 minutes and you will get instant feedback from one of our professional interviewers.

Register in Handshake ahead of time to get tips and early access to the practice interview questions! Interviews are on a first-come, first-serve basis with multiple slots each half-hour. Set aside at least 30 minutes to participate. Drop-in and grab the next open time slot!

PARTICIPATING GUEST EMPLOYERS/ALUMNI COMING SOON!

Contact Tina Haynes (thaynes@uoregon.edu) at the University Career Center for any questions or accommodation requests.

This event is part of the 2024 Spring Career Readiness Week sponsored by the University Career Center, Enterprise Holdings, and Sherwin Williams. To learn more about all of the week's events visit http://career.uoregon.edu/events  

May 21
Career Readiness Check-In for Graduating Ducks (Drop-In Coaching Day) 11:00 a.m.

How’s the job search going? If you’re stressed, overwhelmed, or not sure what the next steps are on your career readiness journey, you’re not alone! Stop by...
Career Readiness Check-In for Graduating Ducks (Drop-In Coaching Day)
May 21
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Willie and Donald Tykeson Hall 1st Floor Commons

How’s the job search going? If you’re stressed, overwhelmed, or not sure what the next steps are on your career readiness journey, you’re not alone! Stop by Tykeson and meet with a Career Readiness Coach from the University Career Center for a timely, career readiness check-in—no appointment needed. Brainstorm and set goals for building your career readiness skills, résumé and cover letter writing, networking, interviewing, negotiating, and more so that when the right opportunity presents itself, you will be ready to shine!

Coffee & Snacks Provided! Open to any undergrad or graduate students planning for life after graduation in the next couple months!

 

Want to get a headstart or DIY while you wait for the event, check out our senior resources webpage! 

https://career.uoregon.edu/seniors 

 

Nontraditional Student Programs

Office Hours
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Office of the Dean of Students
Oregon Hall, Suite 380
*Hours are subject to change.

 

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Whitney Donielson
Coordinator, Nontraditional Student Engagement and Success