Tag Archives: Career

  1. From the classroom to the boardroom: OU alumna Rosalie Vicari shares her journey from educator to COO of state’s largest independent restaurant group

    Before she became the chief operating officer (COO) and co-owner of one of the largest restaurant groups in the state, Oakland University’s School of Education and Human Services helped Rosalie Vicari discover her passion for teaching. Read the rest of this entry »

  2. JVS Announces Training Class for Career Services Providers

    JVS will offer a 10-week training program beginning September 13 in Southfield for individuals working in career development. The Facilitating Career Development Course is based upon 12 professional competency areas outlined by the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

    Led by nationally trained and certified instructor Karen Gutman, the class will offer hands-on, practical learning and interaction with colleagues from a variety of work settings. Gutman is director of Business and Career Services at JVS. Read the rest of this entry »

  3. OU’s Project Upward Bound gives students inside look at court, potential careers in law

    Oakland University’s Project Upward Bound (PUB), a multi-faceted college preparatory enrichment program, recently provided 25 high school students with an opportunity to learn more about the court system, including the roles of the judge, prosecutor, defense attorney and witnesses. Read the rest of this entry »

  4. Oakland University and University of Detroit Mercy partner for ‘3+3’ degree program

    A new agreement between Oakland University and University of Detroit Mercy School of Law will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree in just six years.

    “This agreement gives our students who intend to attend law school another option to complete their degrees in a seamless way,” said Kevin J. Corcoran, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oakland University.

    Traditionally, earning a bachelor’s degree followed by a law degree would take seven years. Under the terms of the “3+3” agreement, OU students can shave a year off the traditional timeline and save thousands of dollars in tuition costs. Read the rest of this entry »

  5. Earn Personal Trainer Certification through Oakland University PACE program

    This summer, Oakland University’s Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) is partnering with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S.) to offer a Personal Trainer Certificate Program.

    “The health and fitness industry is booming, and this growth is expected to continue,” said Amy Olind, assistant director of PACE. “As a result, there are a variety of employment opportunities available for personal trainers holding a legitimate certification, and we are proud to provide the opportunity to achieve this at OU.” Read the rest of this entry »

  6. CEO and President Lon Offenbacher Honored with Executive Leadership Award

    TROY, Mich. April 5, 2018 – Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, is pleased to announce that its CEO and President Lon Offenbacher received the 2017 Executive Leadership Award from the Marketing and Sales Executives of Detroit (MSED). Read the rest of this entry »

  7. Job Opening – Admissions Representative, Adult Degree Program

    Northwood University is currently seeking an enthusiastic Admissions Representative to recruit for the Adult Degree Program in the Troy area. The Admissions Representative is responsible for establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with Corporations, Local Organizations and Community Colleges, generating inquiry cards through presentations, conducting Professional College Advisory sessions and contacting and securing applications for admissions. Admissions Representatives are responsible for working with a portfolio of students from inquiry to conversion in conjunction with Program Center Manager in order to achieve start objectives. These responsibilities must be performed in an ethical manner consistent with the University’s mission and vision. Read the rest of this entry »

  8. Leadership Oakland to Feature Departing Crain’s Detroit Business Publisher at its Breakfast of Champions Series

    Leadership Oakland, in partnership with the MSU EMBA Troy Alumni Association, will be featuring Ron Fournier, who recently announced his departure from Crain’s Detroit Business, at a Breakfast of Champions (BOC) session.

    Fournier, the departing publisher and editor of Crain’s, will be offering his take on the region, its future and what it means to lead in a vibrant Southeast Michigan. Fournier joined Crain’s in 2016 and assumed both the publisher and editor roles in early 2017, where he oversaw both the editorial and business efforts of the organization. Read the rest of this entry »

  9. Leadership Oakland Hosts Informational Breakfast

    Leadership Oakland will hold an informational breakfast about its 2018-2019 Cornerstone Program on April 18, 2018, starting at 8 a.m. The event will take place at the MSU Management Education Center, located at 811 W. Square Lake Rd. in Troy, and will last until 9:30 a.m. This breakfast is for anyone interested in learning more about the Leadership Oakland Cornerstone Program. Guests will meet with alumni, board members, and current class members to learn why Leadership Oakland is important to them personally, professionally, and publicly. Read the rest of this entry »

  10. Chemical Bank Hires Patti Zajdel as 1st VP, Talent Acquisition Director

    Chemical Bank Hires Patti Zajdel as 1st Vice President, Talent Acquisition Director

    TROY, Michigan, April 5, 2018… Sandy Kuohn, Chief Human Resources Officer, is pleased to announce the hiring of Patti Zajdel, 1st Vice President, Talent Acquisition Director.

    “I am extremely excited to bring Patti on board,” stated Sandy Kuohn, Chief Human Resources Officer. “Her expansive experience in leading a team of recruiting professionals and collaborating with business lines to provide top-rated service in supporting various teams will prove to be an extremely valuable asset to the success of our organization.”

    In her role as Talent Acquisition Director, Zajdel will lead the recruiting team in supporting all aspects of Talent Acquisition for Chemical Bank. She will responsible for developing and executing strategic direction of the Talent Acquisition team by ensuring appropriate communication, partnership and alignment to the organization’s priorities. Read the rest of this entry »


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