Can Benny the Beaver meet you and your team of Beavers in Portland?

We’re settling into our new Portland home, the OSU Portland Center at Pioneer Square. We want to find our most loyal fans in the greater Portland area. We want to introduce our beloved Benny the Beaver to the big city. Send a picture of you and your colleagues supporting Beaver Nation, showing swag, wearing the colors. Or tell us in a few sentences.

We’d love to use your spirited photos for our social pages.

Showing you and your colleagues in your black and orange gear and OSU swag ... maybe near someone’s decked out car on game day or in the office with the most highfalutin Beaver décor….

Or simply tell us your story of beavers helping beavers, and how the alumni network comes together in your company. Do you have OSU student interns? More than ten Beaver employees? Let us know.


Submit Your Story



Why are we doing this?

There is no better time to celebrate Beaver Nation:

  • It’s the Portland opening. The OSU Portland Center, located in the Meier & Frank Building at Pioneer Square, brings our nationally top-ranked flexible learning resources to busy urban learners. That’s a big deal; we’re ready to do business in Portland. We’re ready to meet new partners.
  • Our football team has ended a big streak with their win on the road in Colorado, and what a win it was! The civil war game with University of Oregon is coming soon. Photos of Beavers banding together and taking selfies will help us keep the momentum going! We’ll choose our company for Benny’s date, shortly after the November 23 game.
  • It’s an opportunity to show the Portland community that we support each other. Our alumni network is a valuable and powerful force, and we are truly stronger together. If there’s a Beaver coalition in your workplace, we’d love to help you out by talking about it. We tend to hear about some of our corporate partners that connect through internship programs and career fair activities, but we’d like to hear about full-time hires.




Here’s a few examples:

Daimler Trucks North America

The world’s leading truck manufacturer brought in nine OSU interns for six-months through the MECOP business and engineering cooperative program, including:

  • Tyler Lee, ’19, Management & Finance, is spending time in the Mechatronics department, working with powertrain and lighting controls and collaborating directly with managers, overseeing budgets for the department and managing the scope and schedule for a new product.
  • Audrey Kadoya, ’19, Management, regularly incorporates DMAIC problem-solving as part of a process improvement initiative to help streamline series workflow processes and enhance cross-functional visibility among departments.
  • Muhammad Uzai Hassan, ’19, Business Information Systems, is helping develop the big data strategy by analyzing business use cases and helping explore robotics usage for Daimler.
  • Cristian Lackner, ’18, Management, is in project management and planning for prototype truck builds as well as acting as lead on several departmental process improvement initiatives.

U.S. Bank

U.S. Bancorp, the seventh largest bank holding company in the United States, hired seven of College of Business students, three 2018 graduates and four interns. Our students found these opportunities through the OSIG, student investment club and also by participating in a 2017 field trip sponsored by the Oregon Bankers Association.

  • Leo Clarke 18’, Credit Analyst in corporate banking underwrites loans to retail and apparel corporations.
  • David Neill, 18’, Credit Review Specialist underwrites loans for high net individuals.
  • Jack Kjhemhus, 18’, Portfolio Review Specialist, manages a portfolio of clients in the equipment space.
  • Edmundo Arroyo, 19’, Intern in Corporate & Commercial Banking monitors financial activity.
  • Jack Davis, 19’ Intern in Operations analyzes mail volumes and related costs in an effort to improve efficiencies.
  • Jake O’Brien, 19’, Intern in Investment Services, works with investment advisors to execute trades across multiple markets.
  • Galen Chan, 20’, Intern in Private Wealth, develops and maintains long standing relationships to secure assets for generations to come.

State of Oregon

The College of Business placed four interns with the State of Oregon. The positions include weekly field trips to other divisions within the state, including the Lottery Department, the State Data Center, Publishing and Distribution, and the Capitol Building. These internships were made possible by funding from NASPO, the National Association of State Procurement Officials:

  • Shruthi Narayanan, Business Information Systems Major, is with the Department of Revenue focusing on process improvement and design.
  • Dmytro Shabanov, Finance & Management Major, is helping the Oregon Department of Transportation.
  • Connor Baele, Supply Chain & Logistics Management, is with the Department of Administrative Services – Procurement Services division.
  • Nick Dye, Supply Chain & Logistics Management, is interning for the Human Resource Division.

Total Quality Logistics

Total Quality Logistics is the second-largest freight brokerage firm in North America. TQL logistics account executives connect customers with truckload freight to quality carriers who have the capacity to move it. TQL accolades include 50 Best Companies to Sell for” Selling Power Magazine, 2011-2017 and “Best Place for Millennials” Fortune Magazine, 2015-2017. Oregon State University alumni include:

  • Matt Brant, Business Administration, Logistics Account Executive
  • Meaghan Connelly, Business Management, National Sales Recruiter
  • Nolan Minter, Business Management, Logistics Account Executive
  • Bryan Moran, Business Management, Sales – Team Lead
  • Tanner Rodriguez, Marketing, Logistics Account Executive

Huron Consulting

Huron Consulting at its Lake Oswego location has six of our Business Information Systems graduates now supporting its implementation and support teams. Working hard for Huron clients to drive growth and enhance performance in their markets, Erik Pearson, '04, director of product implementation has:

  • Andrew Walker, '13, Product Specialist
  • Dan Kleiner, '05, Manager of Healthcare Software PMO
  • Jeffrey Taylor, '12, Software Implementation Team Lead
  • Drew Kuenzi, '12, Product Services Team Lead
  • Samuel Perez, '16, Product Specialist


We’ll review the entries and coordinate schedules for Benny’s trip to the OSU Portland Center to meet with up to 10 of your colleagues.