Career Assessment and Counseling
Freshman and sophomore students may not have a clear picture of what they plan to do upon graduation from OCU. Career Services can help students understand the options available to them; explore options by providing job market statistics and other information; and help students ensure they are pursuing degrees that match their individual career goals.
Academic Progress Plans
Career Services Advisors review Oakland City University major checklists with students and help them develop their four-year academic plans.
Career Services offers a Mentor-Tutor Program which is designed to not only tutor in academics, but also to advise students on college choices and other critical skills and techniques. This program is dedicated to matching peers together in order to share the knowledge gained from experience as a student. Making these kinds of connections at the collegiate level allows for the attainment of a vast amount of resources and information.
Students interested in receiving assistance through the Mentor-Tutor Program or those interested in becoming Mentor-Tutors should contact Rebecca Shapiro, Career Services Coordinator.
Seniors may create credential files with Career Services that will be sent to employers and institutions of the individual student's choice. This practice is most often found within the field of education. See a Career Services representative for more information.
Career Services Advisors provide personal assistance to students with their resumes, cover letters, and other credentials, by giving examples, providing layout critique and suggestions on overall effectiveness, and checking grammar and punctuation. One-on-one assistance is provided to walk-ins or by appointment.
Seminars, Workshops, and Fairs
Career Services offers various seminars and workshops that promote success at the collegiate level and beyond. Seminars and workshops include, but are not limited to, financial literacy workshops, writing workshops, and career fairs