Career Options

Outdoor products students will be prepared for a career in the outdoor industry by studying study design, engineering, natural resources, outdoor recreation, sustainability, and business. Combining innovative and creative skills, you will build a skill set from courses that can span from concept creation and design to resource management and outdoor leadership, along with many other fundamental classes. 

Practicums, internships and capstone projects are part of the core curriculum, which is where you get to express your passion and personalize your degree to fit your interests. While Central Oregon hosts great opportunities for outdoor products students, we will work together to help coordinate your experiential learning opportunities with local and global outdoor industry partners. We put an emphasis on environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility, ensuring students are prepared for an exciting career out in nature. 

Degree: B.S. in Outdoor Products

Potential career options in Outdoor Products

Use the career exploration resources to learn about the potential career options below (some occupations may require further education/licensure).

  • Account Manager
  • Designer
  • Product Developer
  • Innovation Engineer
  • Product Line Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Product Category General Manager
  • Merchandising Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Technical Developer
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Buyer
  • Director of Sustainability
  • Entrepreneur
  • Brand Ambassador
  • Quality Assurance

Job Search

In addition to our general job, internship, and volunteer search resources, below are some specific resources to help you search for opportunities in the outdoor industry. Don't forget the important process of researching employers and networking with professionals in companies/organizations that you are interested in.

Graduate School Professional Associations

In addition to our general Graduate/Professional School resources, utilize the following resources for researching advanced degrees in the outdoor industry.

Professional Associations

Involvement in professional associations can expand your network, keep you up to date on current trends in the field, and give you access to additional job and internship opportunities.

Additional Resources

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center is here to help you navigate your future path.

Contact Career Development Center