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North Foundation Hall, Room 154
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3250
careers@oakland.edu

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8a - 5p

Drop-in to the Career Studio
Summer 2018 Hours
Mon: 10a - 2p
Tues: 12 - 4p
Wed: 10a - 2p
Thrs: 12 - 4p

North Foundation Hall, Room 154
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3250
careers@oakland.edu

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8a - 5p

Drop-in to the Career Studio
Summer 2018 Hours
Mon: 10a - 2p
Tues: 12 - 4p
Wed: 10a - 2p
Thrs: 12 - 4p

Men in blue shirts with name tags talking to a man in a suit at a career fair with display tables in the background

For Employers

Looking for that all-star intern or new hire? Find qualified top-talent in Oakland University students and alumni. Your first step in this process is creating a Handshake account. OU students and alum look on Handshake for employment opportunities first.

Handshake for Employers
Recruit at OU

There are many ways to recruit at Oakland University!

On-Campus Interviews
We welcome employers to come on campus and utilize our space to interview our students and alumni. You can schedule and on-campus interview via Handshake under the Interviews tab or by contacting our office.

Career Fairs
Career fairs are one of the most efficient ways in which your organization can build a presence at Oakland University. We make it simple for you to increase your visibility, promote your company brand and find talented pool of applicants for positions you are looking to fill. We hold three career fairs a year- two in the Fall semester and one in the Winter. Check out this year’s fairs! 

  • Fall Career Fair- Wednesday, September 26, 2018
  • Engineering and IT Career Fair- Thursday, September 27, 2018
  • Winter Career Fair- Winter 2019

Register for a career fair via Handshake under the fairs tab. Registration for Fall and Engineering and IT Career Fairs will be open July 2018.

Employer Meet and Greets
Looking to get more involved on campus? Meet and greets are a great way to get in touch with specific audiences of students while building your brand. This type of event is informal and takes place in the various student filled buildings around campus. To learn more about hosting a meet and greet, contact our office.

Career Treks
Career Treks allow employers to host OU students at their facility. Many employers choose to take students on a company tour, facilitate hands-on learning activities, and simply show off what makes their company stand out. Students provide a captive audience of committed individuals, who have applied and been selected to attend your Career Trek. After the Career Trek, students will have the confidence to apply to open positions, as they have a strong understanding of your company culture. If you are interested in a Career Trek, contact us at careers@oakland.edu.

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1- Being in Metro Detroit, Oakland University students have the unique opportunity to work with not only Quicken Loans, but also they get to experience a plethora of other companies that are in Detroit and Metro Detroit, which most university students do not get to experience.

2- A career trek is career exploration experience that allows for students to learn about careers, companies and industries. Many employers choose to take students on a company tour, facilitate hands-on learning activities and simply show off what makes their company stand out. Students provide a captive audience of committed individuals who have applied and been selected to attend your career trek. After the career trek, students will have the confidence to apply to open positions as they have a strong understanding of your company’s culture.

3- For us here at Quicken Loans, it’s super important. We encourage people who are considering coming to be team members to do that.

So at the career trek, I made many different connections. Not only did I make connections with the directors of companies, some team leaders but other students as well.

4- I think it’s important to partner with Oakland University in hiring top talent for a few reasons. We have the opportunity to be forty-five minutes away from one of the best universities here in the region and it really gives us the opportunity to connect with our students from both a business and a technology standpoint as well as a myriad of other positions, majors and disciplines here in the area.

So one of our goals as an organization is to make sure that we’re retaining top talent here in the state and here in the region and we are well aware of the fact that Oakland has some of the best and brightest.
Employer Partnership Program

Become an employer partner! By partnering with us, you build a strong brand on-campus and attract top talent in OU students and alumni. As a partner, your company will maintain a year-round presence with our department and our students and alums.

Partnerships last for one academic year (fall - winter semesters). To learn more about the program or become an employer partner, contact our office.

2017-18 Employer Partners
Gold Partners
Quicken Loans
Sedgwick
Silver Partners
American Axle Manufacturing
DTE Energy
Enterprise Holdings
Northwestern Mutual
Bronze Partners
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
DENSO International America, Inc.
Federated Insurance
Interns from OU

Looking for interns? OU students could be a great fit for your needs. While we cannot provide placement services, you can look for an intern via Handshake by posting a position or browsing through student profiles and resumes. Below is some important information about what makes a student position an internship:


Interns are short-term employees. Interns typically work for three-nine months during an academic semester. The time frame for the internship should be labeled clearly in your posting and discussed thoroughly with a selected candidate.

Internships are for learning. Internships allow students to generate meaningful work experiences while still attending classes. They also give you the opportunity to test out a student’s skills in a given position. Remember, these candidates are students first- supervisors should determine a regular work schedule to accommodate student coursework.

Consider offering compensation. Companies are not required to offer interns compensation. However, if you are not offering an intern compensation, you must clearly state in your posting that it is an unpaid position. We highly recommend offering course credit for unpaid internships, as many student programs require some kind of internship for graduation.

Your intern is great. Often times an internship is the springboard for full-time employment. Once the original internship is complete, you are able to offer an extension or full-time position to the student.

Interested in starting an internship program? Check out the Internship Guide below from Hello West Michigan to get a jump start on your program.

West Michigan Internship Initiative Guide

Disclaimer for Employers

Oakland University and Career Services are not responsible for the quality, integrity, working ability or other characteristics of students responding to job postings listed on Handshake.

Career Services does not screen candidates who pursue job opportunities and we make no recommendations regarding potential employees. Employers are encouraged to request references, verify qualifications and evaluate the suitability of candidates for posted positions.

The Career Services office cannot guarantee the accuracy of all postings and reserves the right to refuse postings. Use of this job posting website is entirely at the risk of users and the university disclaims any and all liability with regards to usage of this site.