The Office of Human Resources is offering a limited supply of Take Our Kids to Work activity kits to complement the month-long virtual event, which highlights University of Oregon employees and jobs on its campuses. .
Employees planning to have their child attend this year’s event can submit their request to HR.
The kits are reserved for children and will be provided to the first 100 requests received. The kit includes supplies for a model airplane activity, coloring pages, crayons, UO loot, and an activity pack that can be used to enter a draw for prizes.
Take Our Kids to Work is offered this year in a new online format from April 28 to May 27. It includes a variety of organized activities to share the work going on at the university and engage the interest of the children of faculty and staff.
The activities are intended for children from 9 to 13 years old and can be carried out from their home. New activities, videos and employee profiles will be added throughout the month.
In addition to the proposed activities, participants will have access to videos on research conducted on UO campuses, such as artificial intelligence, volcanoes, product design and adolescent behavior. A variety of employee profiles will be shared so attendees can learn about college jobs, from academic and career advisor to boat operator.
Throughout the event, children will have the chance to win prizes. Every time they complete an activity, watch a video, or read an employee’s profile, they can submit answers to a series of questions and enter sweepstakes.
They increase their chances of winning by submitting multiple entries as they complete activities, watch videos and learn about UO employees. Each activity submitted counts as one entry into the prize draw.
The UO Take Our Kids to Work HR event is a virtual experience, not an in-person one. No real-time activities will be organized on campuses by the university on April 28, the internationally recognized day of Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work.
Employees who wish to bring their child to work with them on April 28 should consult with their supervisor before doing so. Such arrangements must be coordinated with and approved by the employee’s supervisor.