Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI)

North Foundation Hall, Room 104
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309
(location map)
(248) 370-4404

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m
Wednesdays with extended hours: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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Senior Transition Series

The CMI Senior Transition Series is an eight-part biweekly seminar program open to students who want to prepare for their transition out of undergraduate studies at Oakland University.

Participants will attend professional development and foundational life-skill workshops facilitated by Oakland University alumni and professional staff.  Practical topics include:

  • Mental Wellness
  • Tips for Apartment Hunting
  • Professional Etiquette
  • How to Network
  • Navigation of Benefits and Salary Negotiations
  • Financial Literacy and Credit Management
  • Career Fair Preparation
  • Graduate School Admissions and Success

Contact the CMI office for additional information on this workshop series.

Fall 2020 Workshops

Prep for the Career Fair

September 14
Virtual | 12 - 1 p.m.
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This workshop will serve as a primer for the fall virtual career fair. Career Services and CMI professionals will discuss: Navigating the Virtual Career Fair; Business Attire; Interview Preparation; Preparing Handshake Profile

Grad School - What You Need to Know

October 14
Virtual | 3 p.m.
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OU Graduate Education and CMI professional staff will help students prepare for the graduate school application process and the virtual Graduate open house. Topics covered will include: Preparing for Graduation; Choosing a Graduate Program; Letters of Recommendation; Graduate Assistantships; Financing Graduate School; Graduate School Timeline

Money Management and Financial Health

November 12
Virtual | 12 – 3 p.m.
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Presentation by finance industry professional and OU alum will cover: Saving & Planning; Budgeting; Understanding Credit; Retirement Planning

Self Care and Mental Wellness

December 3
Virtual | 5 – 6 p.m.
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CMI professional staff and alum will partner with mental health professionals from OU Counseling to discuss the importance of caring for your mental health. Discussion topics will include: Finding your passion; Work/Life Balance; Building Healthy Habits; Taking your Mental Health Temperature