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.

Zaria Parvez, the witty social media maven behind Duolingo’s viral TikToks, started working at the company right after she graduated from the SOJC in 2020. It was the only job she applied for.
Networking with UO alumni and working for the student-led Duck TV station helped four SOJC students get news, sports and weather jobs at local TV news stations.
Media and women's rights activist Emrakeb Woldearegay shares her journey traveling from Ethiopia to Eugene with her family to pursue her dream of earning a doctorate in communication and media studies.

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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

Jael Calloway sits with Canden Gutierrez as she interviews Adrianne Jackson, the owner of Magnolia Yoga Studio, for her story about the first black-owned yoga studio in New Orleans.
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

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

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

Tevin Tavares receives his certificate for the Eric Allen Outstanding Young Alum Award from Dean Juan-Carlos Molleda
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.

The BIG 10+ Academia Career Fair
Oct16
The BIG 10+ Academia Career Fair Oct 16

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