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.

Handshake white text on black background Upcoming Career Events

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.

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).

Jessica Tess-Navarro, SBA Career Consultant
Andrea Mill, SBA Career Consultant
(248) 370-3215

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.

Fall Drop-In Hours at 154 North Foundation Hall
Monday & Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wednesday & Thursday: 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Friday: 12 noon – 1 p.m.

A Career Services' Business Career Coach can provide students information, advice, and guidance tailored to each major/minor in the business school. Career Consultants and Career Coaches 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.


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 during career fairs, mixers and other professional events.

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 hundreds of employers from across industries to campus each year.

With an annual rate of return of 9.4% on the investment of educational dollars, Oakland University ranks among the top three public or private institutions in Michigan based on the total cost of education and alumni earnings, according to

Business graduates nationwide earned average starting salaries above $50,000 according to the annual salary survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Oakland University business graduates employed in Michigan reported average starting salaries between $45-50,000. 

Read the full first-destination report for OU business graduates here.