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North Foundation Hall, Room 154
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3250
careers@oakland.edu

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8a - 5p

Drop-in to the Career Studio
Summer 2018 Hours
Mon: 10a - 2p
Tues: 12 - 4p
Wed: 10a - 2p
Thrs: 12 - 4p

North Foundation Hall, Room 154
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-3250
careers@oakland.edu

Office Hours
Mon - Fri: 8a - 5p

Drop-in to the Career Studio
Summer 2018 Hours
Mon: 10a - 2p
Tues: 12 - 4p
Wed: 10a - 2p
Thrs: 12 - 4p

Julie Burlingame

Headshot of Julie Burlingame


MAJOR

Writing and Rhetoric Alum

OPPORTUNITY
Full-time at The Kresge Foundation

After working as a financial administrator for a few years, I wanted to make a change. So, I reached out to Amy Ring Cebelak at Career Services for career advice. During my appointment, she helped me find my strengths, organize my thoughts and narrow down my list of new career options. After her advice, I attended the Fall Career Fair, where I got many interviews and even received job offers. Yet, none of these opportunities felt right for my future. So, I went to the Winter Career Fair and Speed Networking to make even more connections and explore more options. I gained some interviews, but they still weren’t for me.

Through all of this, Amy was supportive and patient in waiting with me for my dream opportunity to emerge. She helped me get through the months of quiet that followed those interviews. Until I heard from the Kresge Foundation. I had previously interviewed with the foundation after meeting them at Speed Networking, but had not received an offer. Based on my previous interview, I was recommended for a new position before it was open to other candidates. The position fit in with everything: my experience, aspirations, even my strong desire for social justice. After several more interviews, I got the job! All of my hard work, combined with Amy’s wisdom and guidance, lead to entirely new future for me. If you are reading this, take advantage of the resources at your disposal. I promise it is worth it.

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