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Oregon State Grow Your Career Series:

Forging Your Career Path - From Adidas Professionals

On Demand

Hear from Jessica Breedlove Latham, Project Manager at Adidas North America, and Russell Borne, a manager of the Adidas North America brand design, about how to forge your own career path.

As a 2007 OSU graduate of visual arts, Borne faced an uncertain future of freelancing, side hustles, odd jobs and student loans. The only option was to make his own opportunities.

Now as the manager of North America Brand Design at Adidas, Borne can look back at life’s odd choices and make sense of them.

A life of saying yes got him where he didn’t know he wanted to be, until he got there. 

Webinar Highlights:

By the end of the webinar, you will:

  1. Describe key elements of a career decision making
  2. Examine what it takes to successfully start a new career path
  3. Design a plan for forging your career path and how to overcome challenges along the way

OSU Alumni Association Alumni Career Services and OSU WorkSpace are excited to partner in creating webinars that give you the tools to conquer every transition on your professional path.

Webinar Hosts:

Jessica Breedlove Latham

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Jessica Breedlove Latham ‘08 received her BFA from Oregon State University and her MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University ('12). Before her current role as Project Manager at adidas, she was rooted in arts and culture, running several art galleries and working with various non-profits.


Russell Borne


Russell Borne ‘07 received his BFA from Oregon State University and MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2014. Upon graduation, Borne went on to pursue a career in design and art direction for various international companies. Most recently, Borne is head of the North America Brand Design studio for adidas AG. Borne's artistic objective is an exploration of micro and macro cultural identity to pause and flip preconceptions of what you are looking at. Borne lives and works in Portland, Oregon.

Yuliya Dennis


Yuliya Dennis is the director of alumni career services at Oregon State University (OSU) Alumni Association and manages and oversees career programs for over 200,000 OSU alumni. OSU alumni career programs offers a diverse suite of programs to support alumni career success.

Yuliya also serves as the Assistant Vice President of Mentor Programs for Alumni Career Services Network (ACSN).  She was the receipt of the 2019 Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Rising Star award for her work in alumni relations. Yuliya received her BA in History, and her M.Ed in College Student Services Administration from OSU. She is eager to share her knowledge of what it takes to career transition successfully. 

Her motto is: Engage in what matters and support others in engaging in what matters to them.



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This webinar is brought to you by Oregon State University's Alumni Association and Professional and Continuing Education.

The Alumni Association provides alumni with a variety of career development resources. WorkSpace offers Oregon State short courses and certificates nationally and internationally, which can help in obtaining a promotion or starting in a new field. 

Learn How to Forge Your Own Career Path!