Keep up to date with new & favorite alumni events happening at OU!
Keep up to date with new & favorite alumni events happening at OU!
Oakland University
Alumni Engagement

October Edition: Supporting Your Success

As an alumnus, we hope Oakland University will always be your first stop for career support. Did you know there is a wide range of services and resources available to you at any stage during your career? Partner with us to connect to opportunities, put your degree to work and achieve the highest levels of professional success!


Alumni Spotlight: Leading By Example

OU Alumnus Stefen Welch (BA '05) is the divisional vice president of diversity, equity and inclusion at Saks OFF 5th. 

Learn how Stefen's experiences at OU helped him become a trailblazer for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

Alumni Career Services

Oakland University Career Services is your lifelong partner in planning, developing and managing your career. Utilize these services to advance your professional goals today:
1. Attend a career fair or networking event to meet employers and open doors to new opportunities.

Careers in Entertainment, Media and Sports

Thursday, November 18 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm EST
Virtual via Zoom
2. Sign up for Handshake to view job openings, connect with employers, and access a library of virtual resources curated specifically for OU alumni and students. 

3. Schedule an appointment with a career consultant to review your resume, practice interviewing skills, or discuss job search strategies.

4. If you are an employer looking to connect with qualified OU students and alumni, post job openings, attend recruiting events, and expand your company's brand on campus, join OU's Employer Partnership Program.

Keep Connected!

Winter Wonder Lights purple colorful lights in front of Meadow Brook Hall

Winter Wonder Lights

Spark your holiday season at Meadow Brook Hall's Winter Wonder Lights. Meadow Brook invites all OU alumni and campus community members to come home for the holidays on OU Night! OU Night offers alumni the opportunity to experience the holidays at Meadow Brook at a special ticket price.

Be sure to check out all of the holiday fun at Meadow Brook this winter, including Santa Saturdays, Holiday Teas, Starlight Stroll and the annual Holiday Walk!

Near or far, take advantage of a variety of virtual programming offered to you free of charge! 

Office Hours:
Facts vs. Opinion - Navigating Today's News Source

Today's level of disagreement about objective facts appears to be at a high water point in U.S. history. The RAND organization calls it "Truth Decay" and defines it as the diminishing role of facts and analysis in American public life.
Join Garry and Holly Gilbert from OU's journalism program for an enthralling discussion in the November Edition of Office Hours. Register for this free virtual event.

OU Encore:
Alumni Webinar Series

Just because you graduated, doesn't mean you stop learning!

New sessions by industry-leading professionals are introduced every month and include a variety of topics. Registration is free and open to all alumni. 

Register for all upcoming OU Encore webinars!

OU Explorations

This virtual event series is featuring two sessions this November and December! 
Hear from Associate Professor, Thandi Sulé, on Hip Hop, Racism, and Inclusive Spaces or learn how to Dispell Conspiracy Theories with Associate Professor, Katie Greer!

Register for OU Explorations today!

News From Campus


OU alumnus, Matt Bell, makes a splash with epic environmental novel. 




OU alumni joined students and employers for the 2021 Career Services Diversity Panel and Mixer.
Learn more about how this event is preparing the workforce to understand the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
OU alumnus and new superintendent of the Farmington Public Schools district, Dr. Christopher Delgado, credits the School of Education and Human Services' graduate programs for helping him advance his career. 

Learn more about how graduate programs in the School of Education and Human Services are preparing teachers and administrators to take the next step in their professional journey. 

Gifts we think Golden Grizzlies would love this holiday season!

Driving in a Winter Wonderland!

Jingle all the way to your holiday gathering with your OU license plate that supports alumni and student initiatives!

We've got an OU License Plate Frame for you! Tag us to show off your OU plate and we'll send you some car swag! @Oaklanduniversityalumni 


Deck the Halls with OU!

Don't wait for Black Friday to enjoy holiday savings! Take 10% off plus FREE shipping on a customized Oakland University diploma frame, now until 10/31. 

Use code: GIFTLATER


'Tis the (basketball) Season!

Take the Golden Grizzlies in your life to catch the OU men's basketball matchup versus Michigan State on December 21st at Little Caesars Arena!

Tickets are onsale now for the 2021-2022 men's basketball season!

Did you catch these top social posts last month?

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Have you moved or started a new job? Let us know!

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