Center for Multicultural Initiatives (CMI)

North Foundation Hall, Room 104
318 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309
(location map)
(248) 370-4404

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m

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Senior Transition Series

The CMI Senior Transition Series is an eight-part biweekly seminar program open to students who want to prepare for their transition out of undergraduate studies at Oakland University.

Participants will attend professional development and foundational life-skill workshops facilitated by Oakland University alumni and professional staff.  Practical topics include:

  • Mental Wellness
  • Tips for Apartment Hunting
  • Professional Etiquette
  • How to Network
  • Navigation of Benefits and Salary Negotiations
  • Financial Literacy and Credit Management
  • Career Fair Preparation
  • Graduate School Admissions and Success

Contact the CMI office for additional information on this workshop series.

Fall 2021 Workshops

Expert Advice from Employers: Virtual Career Fairs

September 23, 2021
Oakland Center, Gold Room C | 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Register Here (This event can be attended in person or via zoom)

This workshop will serve as a primer for the fall virtual career fair. Career Services will join us in person and expert employers will join virtually to discuss:

  • Researching employers of interest
  • Virtual tips related to background, attire, and technology
  • How to master your 30-second elevator pitch
  • Highlighting skills and experiences
  • Strategies to stand out from other candidates
  • Following up with potential opportunities after the fair

Mental Wellness & Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

October 27, 2021
Oakland Center, 129-130 | 12-1 p.m.
This event can be attended in person or via zoom

Virtual option:
Passcode: STS

Dr. Travis Goldwire, Group Coordinator, from OU’s Counseling Center will discuss the importance of caring for your mental health. Discussion topics will include: Finding your passion; Work/Life Balance; Building Healthy Habits; Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Money Management and Financial Health

November 2, 2021
Oakland Center, Lake Superior | 12-1 p.m.
This event can be attended in person or via zoom

Virtual Option:
Passcode: STS

Finance industry professional DaVante Montgomery from OU Credit Union will present on: Saving & Planning; Budgeting; Understanding Credit; Building Generational Wealth; Taxes; Retirement Planning

Network for Net Worth

December 1, 2021
Oakland Center, 129-130 |  12-1 p.m. 
This event can be attended in person or via zoom

Virtual Option:
Passcode: STS

Bianca Bryant, Assistant Director of Outreach for the School of Engineering & Computer Science will review impactful networking strategies for leveraging the value of your connections. Topics included will include: Professional Networking; LinkedIn; Negotiating