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School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

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Career Services for Students

Please consider taking advantage of virtual options for engaging with OU Career Services professionals instead of delaying career conversations to avoid in-person contact. The OU Business Career Services staff is available and ready to assist OU Business students through email, phone and Google Hangouts. The team is taking appointments on Handshake.

The main OU Career Services Offices is also offering services remotely including virtual Career Studio and virtual appointments. See Career Services for more information about how to access these services.

With the support of a strong, dedicated Career Services team serving as a gateway to the future, Oakland business students build marketable skills, gain professional work experience and explore their passions. Students are empowered through career consultation, networking and recruitment events, virtual resources and personal branding sessions.

It’s a fact, employers seek Oakland business graduates. Representatives from hundreds of companies come to campus each year to meet and interview Oakland University business students at career fairs, mixers and other professional events. Oakland business graduates launch careers organizations across many sectors including accounting, automotive, aerospace, defense, financial services, health care, information services, manufacturing and more.

Career Positions

On average, Handshake lists more than 500 job postings and nearly 200 business internship postings each month, as well as positions in other fields. Don't forget to register for Handshake.

Openings for Business Majors

Staff & Services

School of Business Administration Career Services
232 Elliott Hall hosts scheduled appointments (those scheduled in Handshake or scheduled via Career Services at 248-370-3250).

Emily Cutlip, SBA Career Consultant
(248) 370-3216

Career Services Main Office
Drop-In Advising remains at 154 North Foundation Hall. Drop-In hours are available for students and alumni who would like to discuss career-related topics with a Career Services team member, without establishing a formal appointment.

Drop-Ins are 15 minutes in length. See the Career Studio webpage for hours and additional information.

Career Consultants provide a variety of services including, but not limited to:

  • Resume Reviews
  • Cover Letter Reviews
  • Mock Interviews
  • Job Search Strategies
  • Career Guidance
  • Informational Interview Guidance
  • Career Fair Prep
  • Networking and Social Media Tips
  • Workshops
  • On-Campus Recruiting and Interviewing

Career Ambassadors are a career resource for students from all different majors and classes. By meeting with students, they spread the word about the resume, interview and job search help that Career Services provides. You can also get great tips and advice from this talented team by reading their blog entries.

Events & Engagements

Between career fairs, mixers, meet and greets, information sessions, speed networking events and more, Career Services and the business school is abuzz with career activity and opportunities. Check the Career Services calendar for the latest events.

You can also follow OU Career Services on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date on career and internship opportunities and other happenings.

2018-19 First Destination Report Highlights
Employers seek Oakland University business graduates for openings in their organizations. Representatives from hundreds of companies come to campus each year to meet and interview OU business students.

As Oakland Business student, you’ll meet business professionals and employers face-to-face, often, in the classroom, at student organization events, at invitation-only industry, professional events, and more. You’ll learn about internship and career opportunities at recruiting and informational events that bring employers from a variety of industries to campus.

Internship, Career Opportunities & Continuing Education
94% placement rate*
75% of graduates completed an internship while at OU
35% of employed graduates directly impacted by Career Services resources
4% pursuing further education

*placement rate includes: employed, pursuing continuing education, pursuing other commitments (e.g. serving in military, volunteering, raising a family)

Oakland University business graduates who reported salaries, reported an average salary of $49,728 and a median salary of $50,000.

89% employment rate
83% reported work was directly related or somewhat related to their career path
96% of employed graduates are employed in Michigan

2018-19 First Destination Report Top Industries

  • Automotive
  • Accounting
  • Manufacturing - Other
  • Retail Stores
  • Human Resources
  • Insurance
  • Commercial Banking & Credit
  • Internet & Software
  • Healthcare
  • Investment / Portfolio Management
  • Investment Banking

2018-19 First Destination Report Top Employers

  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Faurecia
  • Quicken Loans
  • BorgWarner
  • Oakland University
  • Plante Moran
  • Delphi Technolgies
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • UHY International

Knowledge Rate - The information is based on reliable and verifiable outcome knowledge for 84 percent of students who graduated with an undergraduate degree from the School of Business Administration 2018-2019.

For a comprehensive outcomes report, see Career Services Outcomes.