Alumni

Welcome Alumni!

Welcome Alumni

Ducks Supporting Ducks

Once a Duck, always a Duck—and at the SOJC, we’re a tight-knit flock. With an alumni community that’s 20,000-strong and growing, the SOJC network is an invaluable resource for our students on the path to becoming the next generation of world-changing journalists and communicators.

One of the easiest ways to support SOJC students is by giving to the Dean's Fund with instructions for where you want your money to go. Our faculty and staff are also always looking for alumni to mentor students or speak in classes. Contact the SOJC development team at sojcdevelopment@uoregon.edu if you have questions.

Stay Connected to the SOJC

Exciting things are always happening at the SOJC! Keep up to date with our monthly newsletter and social media channels, and connect with your fellow alumni on our LinkedIn page.

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Get to Know SOJC Alumni

Our alumni inspire us every day with the passion they bring to their professions and the support, mentoring, and networking they give back to our students.  Learn more about our trail-blazing alumni and find out how they’re making an impact as communicators and change-makers.

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Jumpstart Video Series

In this video series, SOJC graduates meet with current students and journalism professor Ed Madison to discuss career strategies during challenging times.

Get Inspired

Next Generation Leaders Podcast

Celebrate young alumni's achievements with this podcast hosted by Damian Radcliffe, Professor of Practice and Carolyn S. Chambers Professor in Journalism.

Tune In

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Make a Gift

When our students travel the world to do real-world journalism and client work, when our faculty pioneer groundbreaking research, when our graduates step into high-profile jobs—we have you to thank for it. Private donations play a key role in fostering success at the SOJC, and your support allows us to keep doing what we do. Help us maintain our standing as a top destination for aspiring communicators. Every gift counts.

Give to the SOJC

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Get Involved

Your real-world expertise makes all the difference to emerging communicators as they learn to navigate an increasingly complex communication landscape. Give them a leg up by becoming a mentor, speaking to a class, delivering a lecture, or partnering with the SOJC for a hands-on learning project.

Connect with Us

Liz Shuler gives a lecture
Get Involved

Your real-world expertise makes all the difference to emerging communicators as they learn to navigate an increasingly complex communication landscape. Give them a leg up by becoming a mentor, speaking to a class, delivering a lecture, or partnering with the SOJC for a hands-on learning project.

Connect with Us

Post a Job or Internship

Looking for new talent? Post your openings in the Handshake online resource to attract top-notch candidates with an education and background you can trust.

Post a Position

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Hall of Achievement

Meet fellow SOJC Ducks who are making a major impact in the field and their communities. Our Hall of Achievement honors alumni who are changing the world through powerful storytelling, creative campaigns, innovative ideas, and groundbreaking research.

Learn about the Hall of Achievement

Zaria Parvez takes a selfie with Duo, the (in)famous green Duolingo owl
What Our Alumni Say

Zaria Parvez ’20 has already made a name for herself as the creative genius behind language-learning app Duolingo’s Tiktok-famous owl mascot. When the company hired her to be its social media coordinator right out of college, Parvez realized she had a big advantage because of her experience in the SOJC’s advertising program. She was familiar with terminology and strategic communication strategies that were foreign to even some of her superiors.

“I think that was only possible because of the classes the SOJC provided, the student groups and the professors constantly pushing us to be the best versions of ourselves,” she said. “There is no way I would have been here without it.”

See Zaria's Story

You're Invited!

Have you missed us? We’ve missed you. Join us for one of our public events, and catch up on all the great things happening at the SOJC.

Journalism Night at the Movies
Feb7
Journalism Night at the Movies Feb 7 Allen Hall
Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM
Feb8
Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM Feb 8 Peterson Hall
Creative Writing in Tuscany Study Abroad Info Session
Feb8
Creative Writing in Tuscany Study Abroad Info Session Feb 8 McKenzie Hall
Journalism in London Study Abroad Info Session
Feb9
Journalism in London Study Abroad Info Session Feb 9 Allen Hall
Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM
Feb15
Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM Feb 15 Peterson Hall
The Promise of Immersive Realities with Wesley Della Volla (Eugene)
Feb21
The Promise of Immersive Realities with Wesley Della Volla (Eugene) Feb 21 Erb Memorial Union (EMU)
Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM
Feb22
Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM Feb 22 Peterson Hall
The Promise of Immersive Realities with Wesley Della Volla (UO Portland)
Feb23
The Promise of Immersive Realities with Wesley Della Volla (UO Portland) Feb 23 White Stag Block
LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline
Feb28
LAGRANT Foundation Scholarship Application Deadline Feb 28
Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM
Mar1
Let's Talk - Wednesday 3-5PM Mar 1 Peterson Hall

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