July 21, 2010
Stephanie Miller, career planning counselor at OBU, has been selected to serve on the executive committee of the Oklahoma Association of Colleges and Employers as the college member-at-large.
The Oklahoma Association of Colleges and Employers (OkACE) is a professional organization which fosters relationships among employer and career service professionals to facilitate the career preparation, development and employment process of the college-educated workforce.
"OkACE strives to provide a forum to foster relationships between university career services offices and employers," Miller said. "Networking is a very large part of the organization. The organization also tries to provide professional development and ethics training for its members via yearly conferences."
Miller said the group, led by the executive committee, recently has made a renewed effort to become more active. It started a "Day of Service," giving members an opportunity to serve at the Special Olympics in Stillwater. This year, the group also will help with John 3:16 Mission's "Klothes 4 Kids" Back-to-School Festival in Tulsa. The group has also expanded its online presence by creating a new website, which should go live this fall, and by developing an active group presence on LinkedIn.
"As the college member-at-large, I serve in an advisory capacity, especially from the perspective of representing one of the smaller, faith-based institutions in the state," Miller said. "I also aid the leadership in coming up with potential program ideas and conference planning."
Miller earned a bachelor's degree from OBU in 1994 and a master's degree from Azusa Pacific University in 2002. In her role at OBU, she provides one-on-one career counseling for students and alumni, developing and presenting career-related workshops both in and out of the classroom. She also promotes and advertises available services, resources and career-related events for students.