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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

As Oakland University moves forward with plans to provide the full scope of academic experiences and support services in Fall 2021, the School of Business Administration Career Services team remains ready to assist OU business students through email, phone, Google Meet, and in-person appointments following all necessary safety protocols. You may make an appointment on Handshake.

You can also access the OU Career Services office directly. You can find the latest information on the Grizzlies Together Again page at oakland.edu/return-to-campus.

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.

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) 370-2698
emcutlip@oakland.edu

Marco Pietrantonio, SBA Career Consultant
(248) 370-2698
mpietrantonio@oakland.edu

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.

Outcomes
2019-20 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.

School of Business Administration Outcomes Brochure

Internship, Career Opportunities & Continuing Education
95% placement rate*
78% of graduates completed an internship while at OU
35% of employed graduates directly impacted by Career Services resources
9% pursuing further education

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

Salary
Oakland University business graduates who reported salaries, reported an average salary of $51,113 and a median salary of $53,500.

Employment
85% employment rate
83% reported work was related to their career plans and interests
99% of employed graduates are employed in Michigan

2019-20 First Destination Report Top Industries

  • Automotive
  • Accounting
  • Commercial Banking & Credit
  • Retail Stores
  • Manufacturing - Other
  • Investment / Portfolio Management
  • Human Resources
  • Internet & Software
  • Investment Banking
  • Construction
  • Electronics & Computer Hardware
  • Insurance
  • Transportation & Logistics

2019-20 First Destination Report Top Employers

  • Quicken Loans
  • United Shore
  • Faurecia
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • Plante Moran
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association
  • BorgWarner Inc
  • Delphi Technolgies
  • Apple
  • Continental AG
  • Ernst & Young
  • Hantz Group
  • Magna International Inc.
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Self Employed

Knowledge Rate - The information is based on reliable and verifiable outcome knowledge for 60 percent of students who graduated with an undergraduate degree from the School of Business Administration 2019-2020.


For a comprehensive outcomes report, see Career Services Outcomes.