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Career Connections


a process designed to actively engage every student in developing and using their individualized “Career Map” and Career Transcript.


employer Relationships designed to increase shadowing, internships and post-exit placements


placement of jobs and retention rates.

Oakwood University Career Connections Center(CCC) creates a comprehensive, holistic, integrated pathway leading students to successful entry into graduate school and careers that will enable them to serve God and humanity. The goal is to ensure that students who complete matriculation at Oakwood will be able to enter into graduate or professional school, can be employed as an entrepreneur or as an employee. Or can be profitably engaged in community service in their field within 12 months of graduation.

Individualized Career Plan

$10 Gift Card to the First 100 students who complete their Individualized Career Plan (at link below) by December 31, 2018:

Contact Us

Shelley Vaughn
Career Event Specialist | Career Development
Phone: 256.726.7805

Verniece Wright
Career Development Specialist | Employer Relations
Phone: 256.726.8495

Four Major Initiatives

  • Ensure Every 1st Year student develops an individualized Career Map, Portfolio and Resume.

  • Ensure an 8+ hour-shadowing experience for every 2nd year student based on the individual Career map
  • Conduct Pre & Post interview and employment readiness assessment for every 1st & 3rd year student.

  • Conduct industry themed career fairs for each school & one annual interdisciplinary fair to include permanent placement, internships and summer job opportunities.