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Ambition and brevity lead OU alum to dream job

Now the global auto editor at the WSJ's Detroit bureau, John Stoll found his way in an OU journalism class
Stoll comes full circle to teach a course in the department that completely changed his career path. Learn about OU's communication and journalism programs View all academic offerings in the College of Arts and Sciences

Business Administration

The power of networking

Alum credits his success to "grunt work" and real-world experiences that brought lectures to life
Gary Bundshuh connects current students with opportunities in the automotive industry Read more about all of OU's business programs

Engineering & Computer Science

A persistent and entrepreneurial spirit

Engineering degree helps alum succeed as an entrepreneur in the fashion industry
Shawn's master's degree led him to a job at Chrysler, where he learned entrepreneurial skills to eventually start his own business Discover OU's engineering and computer science programs

School of Medicine

First-year med students step into their first lab

M1 students put their microbiology lecture sessions to the test in their first hands-on lab
Follow the educational journey of OUWB students on Facebook Learn about the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine


Becoming a Doctor of Nursing Practice

OU alumni are awarded $20,000 to pursue the highest degree for nurses in clinical practice
Leslie Kearfott and TaSondra Foltz receive the Jonas Center grant Learn about all of OU's nursing programs

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In the words of Andrew Carnegie, Matilda Dodge Wilson donated her estate in 1957 to provide “ladders upon which the aspiring can rise,” establishing what is now Oakland University. OU shares its 1,443 acres in Rochester, Michigan, with the National Historic Landmark that our founder called home. OU delivers more than 260 degree and certificate programs to 20,519 students who will join a network of nearly 100,000 alumni.

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