School of Business Administration

Elliott Hall, Room 427
275 Varner Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4485
(location map)

Career Services for Students

Career Services offers a wide range of resources for all Oakland University students and alumni, including job search tips, interview tips, internship and job opportunities, and many other tips and tricks to gaining your desired career or job. For a complete look at the resources and activities available, visit the full Career Services web site here.

Thinking about an internship? For information and to help you prepare, schedule an appointment with the business school’s Internship Coordinator.

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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.

Openings for Business Majors

Staff &

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) 370-3216

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 here.

& 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.


2017-18 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.

Internship, Career Opportunities & Continuing Education

placement rate*

of graduates completed an internship while at OU

of employed graduates directly impacted by Career Services resources

pursuing further education

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


Great Lakes Region business graduates earned average starting salaries of $47,712 and a median salary of $46,786 according to the Spring 2017 report by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Oakland University business graduates who reported salaries, reported an average salary of $54,744 and a median salary of $52,000.


employment rate

reported work was directly related or somewhat related to their career path

of graduates are employed in Michigan

2017-18 First Destination Report Top Industries

  • Automotive
  • Financial
  • Retail/Sales
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology

2017-18 First Destination Report Top Employers

  • BorgWarner
  • Faurecia
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Ally Financial
  • UHY International
  • Quicken Loans
  • Comerica, Inc.
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Meritor, Inc.
  • United Shore

Knowledge Rate - The information is based on reliable and verifiable outcome knowledge for 78 percent of students who graduated with an undergraduate degree from the School of Business Administration 2017-2018.

For a comprehensive outcomes report, see Career Services Outcomes.