Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI)

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

Hours:
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 have completed a minimum of 73 credits by the beginning of the 2019-2020 academic year or 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.

Senior Transition Series Orientation

Friday, September 6, 2019

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Oakland Center, Ambassador B (158)

An overview of the content and topics that will be covered throughout the workshop series. Participants will get to hear from workshop facilitators and have the opportunity to sign up for specific events or the entire workshop series.

Register HERE!

Prep for the Career Fair

Friday, September 13, 2019

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Oakland Center, Lake Erie

This workshop will serve as a primer for the fall career fair. Career Services and CMI professionals will discuss: Job Search Toolkit Optimization; Business Attire; Interview Preparation; Assessing Workplace Climate and Diversity. 

Register HERE!

Getting to the Finish Line

September 27, 2019

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Oakland Center, Lake Erie

This workshop will review the success strategies and action items necessary to close out their undergraduate studies with a flourish. Topics covered by CMI professional staff and alum will include: Graduation Audit; When to Apply for Graduation; Building a Portfolio; Capstone Preparation.

Register HERE!

Grad School isn't that Scary

Thursday, October 10, 2019

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Oakland Center, Lake Erie

CMI professional staff and alum will partner with OU Graduate Education to help students prepare for the graduate school application process. Topics covered will include: Preparing Personal Statements & Essays; Graduate Admissions Tests; Letters of Recommendation; Graduate Assistantships; Financing Graduate School

Registere HERE!

Adulting 101

Friday, October 25, 2019

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Oakland Center, Ambassador B (158)

CMI professional staff and alum will discuss strategic goal setting and other considerations including: Moving back home; Apartment searching; Relocating

Register HERE!

Money Management & Financial Health

Friday, November 8, 2019

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Oakland Center, Ambassador B (158)

Presentation by finance industry professional and OU alum will cover: Saving & Planning; Budgeting; Understanding Credit; Building Generational Wealth; Taxes; Retirement Planning

Register HERE!

Network for Networth

Friday, November 22, 2019

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Oakland Center, Lake Erie

CMI Professional Staff and the OU Black Alumni Chapter will review impactful networking strategies for leveraging the value of your connections. Topics included will include: Professional Networking; LinkedIn; Negotiating

Register HERE!

Self Care & Mental Wellness

Friday, December 6, 2019

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. 

Oakland Center, Ambassador B (158)

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

Register HERE!