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ACHIEVE Program

By integrating professional and career development into the undergraduate curriculum, the ACHIEVE program helps students successfully transition from college students to graduates who are highly marketable and ready for the professional world. The program is designed to give students a positive, safe environment that fosters critical career support throughout all the stages of educational development.

The ACHIEVE (SBC) curriculum is aimed to prepare students for their future in the professional world, allowing students to practice with individual coaching and feedback, and finally gives students the opportunity to perform in a realistic setting backed by guidance and support.

The three, required zero-credit classes are completed by all SBA students. Fully backed by the SBA, the program is geared towards helping students ACHIEVE their competitive advantage.

SBC 199 ACHIEVE I

Pre-business students:

  • Explore business majors and careers that relate to talents and interests
  • Discover professional development and resume building opportunities with Career Services, and professional and student organizations
  • Develop financial literacy and budgeting skills
  • Participate in networking events

 SBC 299 ACHIEVE II

Individual coaching and feedback enable growth and development in the following areas:

  • Networking with professionals
  • Presentation of “two-minute pitch”
  • Business ethics
  • Completion of a business professional resume
  • Technology utilization to aid networking and the job search

 SBC 399 ACHIEVE III

Informed, prepared and confident students:

  • Participate in mock interviews
  • Complete company research to aid their job search
  • Develop business etiquette and acumen
  • Attend Oakland University sponsored career and internship fairs
  • Gain industry and career insights from business professionals
  • Learn the value of pursuing internship opportunities

Contact Us

Sherri Kerby

ACHIEVE Coordinator
232 Elliott Hall
kerby@oakland.edu

Michelle Serafino
Internship Coordinator
Associate ACHIEVE Coordinator
232 Elliott Hall
serafino@oakland.edu

Attention ACHIEVE SBC 199 students: Come to the Business Major/Minor Expo Tues., Nov. 18, and you can waive the requirement to attend the SBC 199 Business Buzz course element. You will be required to submit proof of attendance in Moodle and still must take the Business Majors Quiz. The Expo takes place 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the Gold Rooms. RSVP here.

 

Please note, the waiver does NOT apply to students in SBC 299 or the various SBC 399 sections.

Helpful Links

Visit the School of Business Administration undergraduate advising at least once a year to review your educational and career plans and to be sure you meet all graduation requirements. The link to schedule advising appointments with SBA undergraduate advisers or with an ACHIEVE staff member is also here.

 

“Like” the SBA Undergraduate Advising Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @OUBusiness and stay up to date about School of Business Administration Student Organizations and Events.

Explore Careers at the Business Major and Minor Expo on November 18.

For help with your job search skills, visit Oakland University Career Services.

To search for jobs, upload your resume and more, create an account in Career Services OU CareerLink Job Search Tool.