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Office for Student Involvement

Oakland Center, Room 49
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4454
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(248) 370-2400
osi@oakland.edu

OSI Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

OSI Service Window Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Office for Student Involvement

Oakland Center, Room 49
312 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4454
(location map)
(248) 370-2400
osi@oakland.edu

OSI Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

OSI Service Window Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

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OULead

Golden Grizzlies Lead serves to connect Oakland University students to premiere leadership programs and workshops in one place!

  • Define your leadership style
  • Develop the skills employers seek and gain a competitive edge at OU and beyond
  • Acquire global and intercultural fluency to become a more inclusive leader
  • Seek balance through workshops that promote social, physical, intellectual, and environmental well-being

Click on the tabs below to view program details, deadlines, and registration dates. Programs are open to all OU students.

The Emerging Leadership Program

Register now! Applications accepted until 9/22/19 at 11:59 p.m. Apply here.

What is the Emerging Leadership Program?
Emerging Leaders is Oakland University’s premiere leadership certificate program. Designed to take highly motivated first and second year OU students, participants will develop their skills to be future leaders at and beyond the University. Designed to accommodate cohort of 30 students, this program kicks off with a Leadership Retreat and orientation event.  Students will network with successful alumni and student leaders, exploring leadership content and activities in smaller groups.

Following the Leadership Retreat, students have the remaining semester to select from a variety of workshops and campus events that will allow them to develop and reflect on individual strengths and weaknesses. Advisors will help students discover leadership opportunities on campus to gain hands-on experiences that stand out among the rest.

Students will track involvement to develop a co-curricular transcript that will help them prepare for future internships and jobs. The entire program will utilize experiential education and learning-by-doing, and is designed to help students step out of their comfort zones and connect on campus, while still having fun in the process.
Why join the Emerging Leadership Program?
  • Earn a leadership certificate that will give you a competitive edge when applying for campus employment leadership roles.
  • Be mentored by an upperclassman in the Emerging Leader program. 
  • Opportunity to participate in second tier leadership programs such as Gold VIP, and the third tier Leadership Summit that will allow students to graduate as distinguished leaders from OU
  • Invitation to special events such as the Student Organization Leadership Banquet
  • Develop principles and practices that will make a more effective group leader
  • Make connections to help you with academic classes, group work, internships, and competitive employment opportunities
  • GPA has been shown to be positively affected by campus engagement
  • OU is more fun when you are involved!
How do I complete the program?
  1. Apply for Emerging Leadership program by September 22, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Fill out the application here
  2. Attend a Leadership Kick-Off on Wednesday 10/2/19 from 5:00-6:20 p.m.
  3. Attend all 5 core sessions will be held once a month on Wednesdays. Meetings will run from 5:00-6:20 p.m. on the following days: 10/23/19, 11/20/19, 1/22/20, 2/26/20, and 3/18/20. 
  4. Attend 3 of the Grizzlies Lead Workshops (see Workshop tab)
  5. Participate in 1 additional events, group, or activity on campus (see event tab)
  6. Track participation in Grizz Orgs to develop an e-portfolio.
  7. Apply for your Emerging Leadership certificate.
  8. Attend the Student Organization and Leadership Banquet (April 2020) to be recognized for your outstanding achievement!
Leadership Retreat
All those participating in Emerging Leaders are required to attend the Leadership Retreat on October 19, 2019. This weekend allows students to meet one another, participate in activities, and dive deep into leadership discussions, resulting in a better understanding of who you are as an individual leader. 
Emerging Leadership Core Sessions
To earn your certificate, you will need to attend five core meetings. Meetings will be held once a month ( 10/23/19, 11/20/19, 1/22/20, 2/26/20, and 3/18/20) from 5:00-6:20 p.m.. These meeting times are designed around the first 4 competencies of the Relational Leadership Model: Purposeful, Ethical, Inclusive, and Empowering. Alumni speakers and student leaders will share tips to help you learn more about yourself and your leadership values, as well as how to be most successful in school and campus life at OU. Dinner will be provided at all meetings.
Additional 3 Grizzlies Lead Workshops and 1 event or campus activities
Choose from the Grizzlies Lead Workshop offerings and RSVP for 3 workshops throughout the year. Additionally, choose 1 campus event or activity that most interests you. These can be any activity listed in Grizz Orgs, such as joining a club, playing in an intramural sports game, or attending a guest speaker that your professor assigns as extra credit. Check out the campus events tab on the Golden Grizzlies Lead page.
Tracking participation and creating an e-portfolio
Don't worry! We will show you how to do this in the Emerging Leaders orientation and will have clear instructions for using GrizzOrgs. Bring your Grizz Card to events and swipe in (where applicable) and your participation will be automatically recorded. Some events may require that you track your activity in GrizzOrgs. By tracking your activity you will be able to create an e-portfolio that will complement your academics when creating your resume.
Apply for certificate of completion
This is the easy part. Be sure to apply for your leadership certificate before the deadline 3/29/19.
Celebrate your success at the Student Leadership Awards Banquet
We are excited to celebrate as you receive your Emerging Leaders certificate of completion and view highlights from your journey.
Leadership OU

Click here to apply for the 2019 - 20 academic year.

Leadership OU provides leadership, mentoring, and networking opportunities for undergraduate students by connecting them to successful OU alumni through two main methods -- an exclusive series of alumni speakers and a formal mentorship program. Participants are part of a cohort experience spanning an eight month period from September to April. Upon successful completion of the Leadership OU program requirements, students receive a diploma frame. Watch the Leadership OU video to learn more.

Eligibility:
Students who have achieved junior or senior status (minimum 56 credit hours) with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply. Please note: students with less than 56 credits, but who will have earned 56 credits by the fall start date of the program are eligible to apply. The most successful candidates have demonstrated leadership on campus and in the community.

Applications are due by April 14. Students will be selected and notified by July.

More information can be found here!

Golden Grizzlies Lead Workshops
Golden Grizzlies Lead Workshops are premiere leadership workshops are open to all OU students. Limited seats are available at each presentation. Registration is required to attend.

Speed Friending
Thursday, September 12, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.
Oakland Center - various rooms throughout

Register HERE!

Presented by the Office of Student Success
Want to meet more people, eat some good food, and have fun? Join us for speed friending where you'll get to meet new people and make connections that can last your college career and beyond! All who attend will get more information on how to make this your best year at OU!

Learning Outcomes:
By the end of this event students will
  • Be more knowledgeable about resources
  • Have more social connections
  • Be more aware of their own emotions
  • Walk away with at least one technique to be better able to manage stress
Financial Success
Monday, September 23, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.
Gold Rooms C of the Oakland Center

Register HERE!

Presented by the Oakland University Credit Union and the Office for Student Involvement
Start your academic year off right with the OU Credit Union. Their staff will offer advice on finances, student loans, credit cards, and other stressful money topics. Learn from the experts at OU Credit Union on how to start prepping your finances to set yourself up for success when you graduate

Learning Outcomes
  • Understand Key Financial Terms
  • Be able to implement financial strategies
  • Articulate an awareness of financial services available to students
  • Be more knowledgeable about resources
It IS Easy Being Green
Tuesday, September 24, 2019,12 – 1 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 of the Oakland Center

Register HERE!

Presented by Kelli Dowd from the School of Health Sciences
Sustainability means more than just recycling. Join this interactive workshop to gain a deeper understanding of sustainability and eco-justice and what you can do as a leader on campus and in the community to practice sustainability.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be more knowledgeable about resources
  • Students can better advocate for change related to sustainability
  • Students will be able to identify how to make programs or events they host as student leader more sustainable
  • Students will be able to identify resources on campus and in the local community to help with sustainability efforts
Life Unfiltered
Monday, September 30, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 of the Oakland Center

Register HERE!

Presented by Cortney Heleman with University Recreation and Well-Being
Ever stop to think about what's going on behind the post? In this workshop, learn ways to strengthen your self-confidence & mental well-being and put your focus on positive thinking.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will Identify at least one way to focus on happiness that comes from within
  • Student can identify ways to be aware of your mental health needs
  • Students will gain the tools to stay focused on the positive tools to stay focused on the positive
  • Students will be more knowledgeable about resources related to well-being
Mistake Monday featuring Head OU Men’s Basketball Coach Greg Kampe
Monday, October 7, 2019, 2 – 3 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 of the Oakland Center

Register HERE!

Presented by Oakland University Recreation and Well-Being
Let failure be your fuel! Join OU's Head Men’s Basketball Coach, Greg Kampe as he shares his biggest mistake and reflects on how it ultimately shaped his success today. Greg Kampe is in his 36th season at the helm of Oakland's men's basketball program. In 2017 he was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Among the 2017 class included Jalen Rose, Jim Leyland, Dennis Rodman and Andre Rison. He also earned his 600th career win, becoming the 15th active Division I coach to reach the milestone. Under Kampe's direction, over 30 players have went on to play professionally in the NBA and overseas. This will be a candid presentation followed up by a limited opportunity to ask questions and talk further with Coach Kampe.

Sneak peek: "The band Queen sang ‘bad mistakes, I’ve made a few’ . . . I wish I had only made a few. My mistakes have helped shape me as a professional."

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn techniques and approaches that help me prepared for life after college
  • Learn tips on how to be better at effectively working with others
  • Become more aware of techniques that support problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Students will be able to identify one way that mistakes can help them succeed
  • Students will be able to identify one part of Coach Kampe's story they can apply to their own life.
Study Fest
Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oakland Center - various rooms throughout

Register HERE!

Presented by the Office of Student Success
You just received your first grade in college-- was it what you wanted? Attend this session to learn how to take your studying to the next level and get that desired grade. During this session you'll hear study pointers from the experts, gain insights on how to calculate your class grade, the importance of a good GPA (especially for financial aid), and enjoy brain food! This event is geared toward first year students.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will learn techniques and approaches that help empower them for their academic success
  • Students will learn how to better advocate for change
  • Students will feel more prepared to support others
I Heart Values
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Rooms 128-130 of the Oakland Center

Register HERE!

Presented by Kelli Dowd, School of Health Sciences
Are you able to articulate your values? Have you reflected on your core beliefs? This interactive workshop will be an opportunity to examine your core values and how you came to those values. It will also help you process values alignment and how to recognize your future employers’ values.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Student will become more aware of their own emotions
  • Students will be able to identify their core values
  • Students will be able to recognize where their values come from and how they change or evolve
  • Students will understand the importance of aligning your values with your actions
Civic Responsibility
Monday, October 14, 2019
Gold Room C of the Oakland Center

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Presented by Dave Dulio, Department of Political Science and the Center for Civic Engagement and the Office for Student Involvement
This session, Civic Engagement in a Polarized America, will provide context during this polarizing time in American politics. Director of the Center for Civic Engagement, Dave Dulio, will lead a non-partisan dialogue regarding the importance of civic engagement, how to get involved, and the current state of civic engagement. Additionally, Dave will discuss the newly created Center for Civic Engagement, and different ways students can be civically involved while here at Oakland University.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn more about the Center for Civic Engagement
  • Understand how to become civically involved in your community
  • Learn the impact that civic engagement has on the world around you
  • Students will learn how to better advocate for change
  • Student will feel more prepared to support others
The Defamation Experience
Thursday, October 15, 2019, 1 – 3 p.m.
Ballrooms A & B of the Oakland Center

Register HERE!

Presented by The Center for Multicultural Initiatives
THE DEFAMATION EXPERIENCE is a unique interactive diversity program comprised of three components; the play which explores the highly charged issues of race, class, religion, gender, and the law with a twist: the audience is the jury. Through deliberations and post show discussions, audiences engage in civil discourse that challenges preconceived notions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will learn how to challenge their beliefs and bias, unconscious or otherwise, about race, class, and gender as it relates to themselves and others.
  • Students will feel empowered to more confidently lead diverse teams
  • Students will learn techniques and approaches to include the voices of marginalized groups
  • Students will be better able to leverage their own privilege and power to support others
That's so Basic - Adulting 101
Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 5 – 6 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 of the Oakland Center

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Presented by Sarah Robinson & Jennifer Bonardelli with University Housing
We often hear the term "adulting" thrown around a lot in our everyday lives or are quite often asked "how do you not know how to do that? It's soooo basic!" In this session, our goal is to give you tips and tricks we have learned over the years along with some answers to "basic" life skills such as: fast facts of topics you would benefit from knowing, when you will need to use a checkbook, the ancient art of snail mail, and making meals that aren't ramen and EasyMac. All of this can be overwhelming and might feel embarrassed to ask for help. In reality, everyone was in this position at some point in their life. Join us, some adults that just joined the "real world", to learn more life skills and have the opportunity to ask questions.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to identify positive resources in their life to assist them in "adulting skills."
  • Students will be more prepared for life after college.
  • Students will feel more prepared to support others transitioning into the "real world."
  • Students will be better equipped to do the following after this session: write a check, addressing an envelope, registering to vote; memorizing important information such as their social security number, cooking more than ramen and beans, laundry tips and tricks.
You Are What You Tweet: Social Media Clean Up
Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 of the Oakland Center

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Presented by Emily Cutlip with Career Services

Do you have some "cleaning" to do? In this workshop, explore how to best represent yourself via social media. We will discuss appropriate social media presence, review the importance of privacy settings, and share tips & tricks for cleaning up your profiles!

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explore how social media impacts our image.
  • Discuss the importance of privacy settings.
  • Understand what topics to avoid on social media to maintain professionalism.
  • Learn techniques to help them feel prepared for life after college.
Build Your Network to Build Your Career
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.
Room 128-130 of the Oakland Center

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Presented by  Matt Karrandja, Vice President of Sales at LGP Engineer Solutions, CAS ‘97 in partnership with the Office of Alumni Engagement
Do you know how to network? Do you have a sponsor or mentor, and where can you find one? Exactly what are the skills and activities that you should emphasize to be competitive and land that critical internship or dream job? Attend this session and network with a successful OU Alumni who will answer all these questions and more.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be comfortable in knowing how to outreach to professional mentors and explain the difference between a sponsor and a mentor
  • Students will be able to share resources on how they can personally grow their professional network
  • Students will be able to articulate their personal career readiness and competencies from pulling from current employment, involvement, and classroom experiences after participating in this workshop
  • Students will feel more prepared for life after college.
Gratitude and Gentle Yoga
Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 3 – 4 p.m.
Room 128-130 of the Oakland Center

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Presented by  Cortney Heileman & Erin Davidson with University Recreation and Well-Being
Looking to improve your well-being? This workshop will teach you what gratitude looks like and how physical movement can improve your gratitude and health.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify at least one positive outcome from practicing gratitude
  • Learn & practice gentle yoga movements for improved physical, mental & emotional well-being
  • Become more aware of my own emotions
  • Learn techniques to be better able to manage stress
The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Monday, October 28, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.
Gold Room C of the Oakland Center

Register HERE!

Presented by  Jeremy Heinlein & Daryl Blackburn with the Office For Student Involvement
The Power of Passion and Perseverance. How gritty are you? Students who attend this presentation can expect to learn about the history gritty leadership: what it is, how it's developed. and why it matters. This workshop is presented by Jeremy Heinlein, M.A. The curriculum for the workshop comes from Angela Duckworth's New York Times best selling book, Grit.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will understand the importance of passion and perseverance
  • Students will learn how Gritty they are
  • Students will be able to apply their grit to their goals for the year
  • Students will feel like a better leader
What's my Personality Type?
Monday, November 4, 2019, 2 – 3 p.m.
Room 128-130 of the Oakland Center

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Presented by Kelli Dowd, School of Health Sciences
Do you enjoy taking online quizzes and learning more about what TV character you may be or what song best fits you? If so, this session may be for you! Join us as we dive deeper into the 16 personalities/Myers Briggs Type Indicator and gain a better understanding of your own personality type and the styles of those around you.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Student will be better at effectively working with others
  • Students will be able to identify their personality type based on the Myers Briggs Type Inventory
  • Students will be able to recognize how their personality type differs from others
  • Students will be able to identify how their personality type impacts them as leaders
Nutrition on the Go
Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 of the Oakland Center

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Presented by Cortney Heileman with University Recreation and Well-Being
Are you busy but still want to fuel your body for greatness? This hands-on workshop will teach you how to prepare healthy snacks and meal prep without compromising your health goals.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will identify at least one way to build your own healthy snack
  • Students will identify one positive to meal prep
  • Students will be aware of resources that support a balanced lifestyle
Exploring Inclusivity in the Work Place: Diversity and Inclusion Panel
Tuesday, November 19, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.
Ballroom C of the Oakland Center

Register HERE!

Presented by Kelly Dorner with Career Services and Nicole Lucio with The Center for Multicultural Initiatives
You have a passion for diversity and inclusion - discover companies that share that passion and create a diverse and inclusive workplace. During this interactive panel, industry experts will share their inspiring experiences and advice on how to research company culture best aligned with your priorities and individual values.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify key priorities critical to a company culture best aligned with individual values
  • Develop a strategy for researching an employer culture
  • Apply information learned to select a culturally appropriate employer for an internship or full-time employment
  • More prepared for life after college.
Finish Strong
Wednesday, November 20, 2019, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oakland Center - various rooms throughout

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Presented by the Office of Student Success
As the semester comes to a close, there are many things vying for your attention: school, work, the upcoming holidays. Attend this session to recommit to finishing strong with your courses and earning the GPA you set for yourself while also being mindful of your health and heading home for the holidays.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Student will feel empowered for their academic success
  • Students will feel like a better leader
  • Students can better advocate for change
  • Students will feel more prepared to support others
Welcome to the Struggle
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 3 – 4 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 of the Oakland Center

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Presented by Sarah Robinson and Michelle Applebee with University Housing
Do you often feel like you're on a hamster wheel? Do you feel like you're spinning your tires in mud and you're stuck in the same place? Both of these can feel frustrating and invalidating. In this session we will discuss the commitments students juggle on a daily basis and explain ways to help you be successful without overworking yourself. We will provide you with strategies to assist you to manage your time and prioritize what is most important to you.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Well-Being: Students will be better able to manage stress as they become more aware of how to juggle commitments and time management.
  • Students will be more aware of the resources that support a balanced lifestyle by prioritizing.
  • Students will learn about the pitfalls of time management, participate in a prioritization activity, and learn how to juggle their commitments.
#LOVEBETTER
Monday, November 25, 2019, 12 – 1 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 of the Oakland Center

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Presented by Cortney Heileman with University Recreation and Well-Being
Everyone deserves healthy relationships. Learn how you can take action and make positive change for yourself and others.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify at least two healthy relationship behaviors
  • Identify at least two unhealthy relationship behaviors
  • Learn how to take action when an unhealthy relationship has been identified.
  • Can better advocate for change
  • Feel more prepared to support others
Mistake Monday Featuring prominent OU alumna, Valeina Allsion
Monday, November 25, 2019, 5 – 6 p.m.
Ambassador Rooms of the Oakland Center

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Presented by Valeina Allsion, former CEO and Chairman of the Board Experi-metal and Founder and Owner of Vertex Adventures LC SBA '88 and '94
Mistake proofing is the use of any automatic device or method that either makes it impossible for an error to occur or makes the error immediately obvious once it has occurred. Is it possible to mistake proof one's professional or personal life? How do you mistake proof relationships with others? Is mistake proofing a sound business practice?

Join OU Alumni Valeina Allison, SBA '88 and '94 to chat about the many mistakes she has made and some of the mistake-proofing techniques she have found to be most effective.This will be a candid presentation followed up by a limited opportunity to ask questions and talk further with Valeina Be sure to bring a sense of humor!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Learn techniques and approaches that help me prepared for life after college
  • Learned tips on how to be better at effectively working with others
  • Become more aware of techniques that support problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Students will be able to identify one way that mistakes can help them succeed
  • Students will be able to identify one part of Coach Valeina's story they can apply to their own life.
Well-come to a Healthier yOU
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.
Gold Room A of the Oakland Center

Register HERE!

Presented by the Office of Student Success
New year and a new yOU! During this session, we'll focus on the Intellectual and Emotional aspects of the wellness wheel, sharing the various places you can go to for free or minimal cost as an OU student in addition to the academic resources (online or face to face) to kick-start your academic success!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will become more knowledgeable about resources
  • Students will create more social connections
  • Student will become more aware of my their emotions
  • Student will be better able to manage stress
Check Yo Self: Breaking down Bias
Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 5 – 6 p.m.
Gold Rooms B & C of the Oakland Center

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Presented by Kelli Dowd, School of Health Sciences
Everyone has biases. It's part of human nature and how we are socialized. This workshop will help you to recognize your unconscious or implicit biases and what you can do to change them and their impact on others.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will feel more prepared to support others.
  • Students will be better able to leverage their own privilege and power
  • Students will be able to explain what unconscious bias is
  • Students will be able to identify resources to be able to check their own bias and educate themselves
  • Students will have a greater understanding of how bias impacts individuals and groups
HIIT the Ground Running
Monday, January 27, 2020, 2 – 3 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 of the Oakland Center

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Presented by  Cortney Heileman & Erin Davidson with University Recreation and Well-Being
Start the year off strong by focusing on your physical health along with your mental health.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will identify at least one way that physical health positively contributes to your overall well-being
  • Students will be able to plan and time block for a more balanced life
  • Students will be more knowledgeable about resources that promote physical well-being
S.A.F.E. On Campus Training (Intro)
Thursday, January 30, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.
Room 128-130 of the Oakland Center

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Presented by Grace Wojcik with the Gender and Sexuality Center
Students, Administrators and Faculty for Equality (SAFE) on Campus empowers students, staff and faculty to provide support to LGBTQIA colleagues at Oakland University. Training includes sexual orientation versus gender identity, defining LGBTQIA, includes group activities, campus resources, and guidance on making referrals. Training is approximately 45 minutes long and participants are asked to be present for its entirety.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Participants will be able to define LGBTQIA terminology
  • Participants will learn how and where to refer students on campus
  • Participants will more confidently lead diverse teams
  • Participants will better able to leverage my own privilege and power to support others
Study Fest
Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oakland Center - various rooms throughout

Register HERE!

Presented by the Office of Student Success
Do you want an even better GPA than what you earned this past fall semester? Attend this session to learn how to take your studying to the next level and get that desired GPA. During this session you'll hear study pointers from the experts, gain insights on how to calculate your class grade, the importance of a good GPA (especially for financial aid), and enjoy brain food!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will learn techniques and approaches that help empower them for their academic success
  • Students will learn how to better advocate for change
  • Students will feel more prepared to support others
What's My Leadership Style?
Monday, February 10, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.
Gold Room C of the Oakland Center

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Presented by Jeremy Heinlen with the Office For Student Involvement
We all lead in different ways, but is one way better than the others? Join the Leadership and Volunteer Center staff as they help you determine your specific leadership style, gain a better understanding of how to be an effective leader, and learn how to empower your team to be successful. In this interactive workshop, participants will take a leadership assessment that will provide participants with an action plan to be an effective leader on campus and beyond.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Understand of the history of leadership and leadership theory
  • Participants will learn their personal leadership style
  • Participants will create an action plan to continue developing as a leader.
  • Students will feel like a better leader
Build Your Common Cent$
Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 of the Oakland Center

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Presented by the Oakland University Credit Union in partnership with University Recreation and Well-Being
Basic money management workshop to help you build your financial future.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will have a basic understanding of financial planning/budgeting
  • Students will identify at least one way in which my credit score is affected
  • Students will be more knowledgeable about resources
Demonstrating & Showing Your Appreciation
Tuesday, February 13, 2020, 3 – 4 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 in the Oakland Center

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Presented by Sarah Robinson & Jennifer Bonardelli with University Housing
Not everyone feels appreciated in the same way. Find out which language of appreciation is most (and least) important to you. Additionally, identify the specific actions meaningful to you within your primary appreciation language.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will gain more social connections by learning to demonstrate their appreciation amongst their social connections.
  • Students will gain a better understanding of how to effectively work with others.
  • Students will feel more prepared to support others by learning about one another.
  • Students will be better equipped to support one another on their teams to demonstrate and show appreciation for the different individuals in their lives.
  • Students will better understand what they need to feel appreciated by those they surround themselves with.
Finding a Creative Outlet
Thursday, March 5, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 in the Oakland Center

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Presented by  Lisa Hinchey in partnership with University Recreation and Well-Being
Learn how you can create & use art to help yourself relax, tap into your creative side and cope with stress.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will learn new ways to create art
  • Students will better understand processing emotions through a creative process
  • Student will be more aware of  their own emotions
  • Students will be better able to manage stress
Do You Have What Employers Want?
Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.
Ambassador Rooms A & B in the Oakland Center

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Presented by Emily Cutlip with Career Services
What skills do employers look for in top candidates? Explore how developing important career competencies will make you stand out in any candidate pool. This interactive workshop will dive in to what skills you have to offer, and how to raise your FLAGs at Oakland University!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will earn the FLAGs (8 career competencies relevant for professional success!)
  • Students will assess how job experience, academic background, and campus involvement correlates to each highly sought-after career competency.
  • Students will identity strategies to further develop professional competencies.
  • Students will be more prepared for life after college.
Imagine a World Where...
Monday, March 16, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.
Gold Room C in the Oakland Center

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Presented by Jeremy Heinlein with the Office for Student Involvement
Imagine a world where anything is possible and money isn't a factor, what would you do with it? In this interactive workshop students will develop their vision for a better tomorrow, and build an action plan to help it become a reality.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to create a vision for their future
  • Students will develop action steps towards achieving their vision - students will understand resources available to make their vision a reality.
  • Students will feel like a better leader
Finish Strong
Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Oakland Center - various rooms throughout

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Presented by the Office for Student Success
You can see the finish line for this semester! Finish strong by attending this session to recommit to your academic success in your courses and earning the GPA you set for yourself while also being mindful of your health and preparing for the summer months ahead.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Student will be empowered for their academic success
  • Students will feel like a better leader
  • Students will be better able to advocate for change
  • Students will feel more prepared to support others
LinkedIn Tips & Tricks
Monday, March 23, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 in the Oakland Center

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Presented by Emily Cutlip from Career Services
We know that LinkedIn is an amazing resource... but how do we really maximize our experience? This workshop will focus on how to best utilize this tool throughout the job search, building a strong professional network, and best practices for kickstarting your career using LinkedIn!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will learn how to make an attractive, professional student profile
  • Students will find out who to network with on LinkedIn and when to send connection requests
  • Students will discover features on LinkedIn that can assist with career exploration
  • Students will explore company pages and search/apply for job opportunities
  • Students will feel more prepared for life after college.
You Are Enough
Monday, March 25, 2020, 5 – 6 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 in the Oakland Center

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Presented by  Sarah Robinson, Brendan Scopio, and Michelle Apllebee with University Housing
We are constantly told that we are not enough: not smart enough, not pretty enough, not good enough. Stop believing the lie, and start believing in your own voice and value. Be kind and be patient with yourself. Know that you don’t have to be perfect, because you are enough, exactly as you are.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will learn more knowledge about resources available to assist them in developing their own voice.
  • Students will be more effective at working with others by learning ways to advocate for themselves and communicating their needs to others.
  • Students will be more equipped to advocate for change.
  • By listening to others, students will be more effective at including the voices of marginalized groups.
  • Students will learn more about the power of self-talk.
  • Students will receive resources to assist them in developing their own voice.
  • Students will learn ways to advocate for themselves and communicate their needs to others.
Build Your Network to Build Your Career
Tuesday, March 31, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 in the Oakland Center

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Presented by Jim Schwarz, Superintendent of Avondale School District, SEHS ‘10. ‘97, ‘94, ‘91 in partnership with the Office of Alumni Engagement
Do you know how to network? Do you have a sponsor or mentor, and where can you find one? Exactly what are the skills and activities that you should emphasize to be competitive and land that critical internship or dream job? Attend this session and network with a successful OU Alumni who will answer all these questions and more.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be comfortable in knowing how to outreach to professional mentors and explain the difference between a sponsor and a mentor
  • Students will be able to share resources on how they can personally grow their professional network
  • Students will be able to articulate their personal career readiness and competencies from pulling from current employment, involvement, and classroom experiences after participating in this workshop
  • Students will feel more prepared for life after college.
Bye Bye Mental Clutter
Monday, April 6, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 in the Oakland Center

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Presented by Cortney Heileman with University Recreation and Well-Being
We tidy up our personal space, de-clutter our closets, take out the trash, but what about our minds? Learn how to prioritize your thoughts to lead a more productive & balanced life.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will identify the thoughts that trip you up and make room for more important things
  • Students will strengthen time management and stress relief skills
  • Students will be better able to manage stress
How to be an "A+" Intern
Monday, April 13, 2020, 2 – 3 p.m.
Rooms 128-130 in the Oakland Center

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Presented by Emily Cutlip with Career Services
In this workshop, we will explore how to make the most of your internship! Through interactive discussion, we will touch on first impressions, navigating company culture, most sought-after skill sets, standing out as an A+ intern, and more! Want to be a top intern? This Q+A session featuring our student panel is the workshop for you!

Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will earn to navigate company culture during an internship program.
  • Students will discuss strategies for turning internships into full-time offers.
  • Students will discover strategies for achieving success in an internship.
  • Student will be better at effectively working with others
Golden Grizzlies Lead Events

Learning is doing! Don’t just attend workshops – get involved by attending a few of the many OU activities and events this year.

Intramural sports fall calendar – click here

Group exercise class fall schedule – click here

Friday, September 15 | Viernes 15 de Septiembre
Opening Ceremony:
Nicholas Valentino, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan
A Theory of Affective Agency: The Emotional Substrates of Electoral Support for Anti-Immigrant Policies in the Developed World
Oakland Room, Oakland Center | noon – 1 p.m.

Monday, September 18 | Lunes 18 de Septiembre
Panel on Hispanics and Civil Rights
Moderator: Adolfo Campoy
Representatives from: Michigan Immigrant Rights Center, South West Solutions and ACCESS.
Gold Rooms B & C, Oakland Center | noon – 2 p.m.

Saturday, September 23 | Sábado 23 de Septiembre
Community Service Project at Hispanic Outreach Center
Work alongside Hispanic Outreach Center students and mentors to prepare their facility and grounds for the fall. Lunch provided with a special appearance from the Grizz! Please sign up at oakland.edu/cmi/hhm.
Meet at the Hispanic Outreach Center, 76 Williams, Pontiac, MI | 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Friday, October 6 | Viernes 8 de Octubre
Ask the Latina | Pregunta a una Latina
Keynote Speaker: JoAnn Chavez
This conference will provide Latinas with decision making tools to utilize throughout their lives journey. Presentations on Health, Law, Finance, Business and Education will be offered in both Spanish and English. Pre-register at www.askthelatina.com | www.preguntaaunalatina.com
Free to OU students.
Banquet Rooms, Oakland Center | 8 a.m – 2 p.m.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | Career Services Etiquette Dinner

Friday, October 27, 2017 | International Night Costume Party

Saturday, October 28 | Make a Difference Day

Friday, November 10 | RHA Presents Slam Poet Ashlee Haze