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School of Business Administration

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

School of Business Administration

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

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ACHIEVE Program

A required career and professional development program exclusively for undergraduate business students, ACHIEVE expertly guides your transformation from college student to highly marketable professional. Activities from exploring careers and mock interviews to writing your resume and networking practice, give you the tools to succeed starting the first day of your professional career.

OVERVIEW

By integrating professional and career development skills into the undergraduate curriculum, the ACHIEVE program is designed to give students critical career support throughout all the stages of their undergraduate educational development.

The ACHIEVE (SBC) courses aim to prepare students for their future by giving them tools for success while undergraduates. It provides experiences for students to practice their skills with individual coaching and professional feedback. It also offers students the opportunity to perform in a realistic setting backed by guidance and support.

The three, required zero-credit classes are project-based hybrid courses housed in Moodle. The format of the courses allows students to self-schedule to attend workshops and coaching sessions, submit assignments, and take quizzes.

Named a best practice by the AACSB-International accreditation board, the ACHIEVE program is fully supported by the Oakland University School of Business Administration faculty and administrators. Its goal is to help students ACHIEVE their competitive advantage as professionals in the business world.

SBC 1990

SBC 1990 is a half semester course which should be taken by pre-business students during their first year at Oakland University.

Events & Coaching:

  • ACHIEVE: A Connection
  • Navigate to Graduate
  • Money Management

AND Online Elements:

  • Career Leader Business Personality Assessment
  • Introduction to Student Organizations
  • Introduction to Career Services

Quizzes:

  • Student Organizations
  • Introduction to Career Services
  • Money Management
SBC 2990

SBC 2990 is a half semester course to be taken to prepare for internships.

Events:

  • Networking with Professionals
  • Job Search Essentials
  • Success by Design

Coaching Appointment:

  • Resume Development

AND Online Elements:

  • Submit Approved Resume
  • Company Research Essay
XXX 3990

XXX* 3990 is a full semester course to be taken after reaching major standing.

Events:

  • Business Ethics workshop
  • Required attendance at a networking event
  • Mock Interview Appointment

AND Online Elements:

  • Job Market Analysis
  • Resume

Quizzes:

  • Dining Etiquette
NOTE: Working Professionals should consult course materials in Moodle for Alternative Assignments


* Your Major
FAQ

ACHIEVE courses are Pass/Fail courses, and a grade of Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory will appear on the student’s transcript.

While failure of an ACHIEVE course will not affect GPA, it can affect eligibility to be named to the Dean’s list or Financial Aid awards.

Completion of the three ACHIEVE courses is a graduation requirement for all SBA majors.

MEET THE TEAM

ACHIEVE Program
School of Business Administration
232 Elliott Hall
475 Varner Drive

ACHIEVE Program Team
Andrea Mill

Andrea Mill
ACHIEVE Program Manager
amill@oakland.edu
Head shot of Jaclyn Fortier

Jaclyn Fortier
ACHIEVE Internship and Program Coordinator
jaclynfortier@oakland.edu
Michelle English

Michelle English
ACHIEVE Program Coordinator
maenglish@oakland.edu
Nick Ronzi

Nicolas Ronzi
ACHIEVE Program Coordinator
ntronzi@oakland.edu
Laurie Lawless

Laurie Lawless
ACHIEVE Office Assistant
(248) 370-4192
lawless@oakland.edu
Sponsors

Sponsorship of the ACHIEVE program helps Oakland University prepare business students with the skills and experience to be successful in the professional world.

Thank you to our 2020-21 sponsors

Sponsor - Capstone Events
Oakland University Credit Union (Premier)
Oakland University Alumni Association (Supporting)

Sponsor - Volunteer Celebration
Oakland University Credit Union (Premier)
Oakland University Alumni Association (Supporting)

ACHIEVE Program Supporter
Vibe Credit Union
GKN Driveline

Individual Gifts
Mr. Jay Kalisky

For information about ACHIEVE sponsorship opportunities, contact Tara Bleck at tbeatty@oakland.edu.