OBU students are invited to attend three upcoming virtual career fairs, hosted by the University’s Career Development office. Upcoming fairs include a summer camp recruitment fair, a career and internship fair, and a graduate school fair. Students may register to attend the events in the OBU Career Portal.
OBU’s Career Development Office provides career assessment services, information concerning job opportunities for students and alumni, and opportunities to connect with employers and graduate schools. Their services help lead OBU’s graduates to outstanding outcomes. In fact, in a survey of 2018-19 graduates taken six months following graduation (the most recent data set available), 95 percent of graduates were either employed, enrolled in graduate school, or both, while an additional four percent were working part-time or intentionally taking time off, leading to a 99 percent overall placement rate.
Virtual fairs will take place each day Oct. 6-8. A summer camp recruitment fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 6. The next day, Oct. 7, the University will host a virtual career and internship fair for all majors from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The last fair of the week will take place Thursday, Oct. 8, when the graduate school fair kicks off at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m.
Each virtual fair will feature a group session as well as one-on-one chats with prospective employers and recruiters for 5 to 15 minutes each. The group sessions will include an overview of the organizations or companies, available roles and frequently asked questions. Students are encouraged to RSVP and have a resume ready before attending a virtual fair. The resources tab in the Career Portal provides information on how to prepare for a virtual career fair and how to prepare a great resume.
Students interested in working at a summer camp should attend the virtual summer camp recruitment fair Oct. 6. The fair will feature representatives from Base Sports, Camp Akiva, Camp Huawni, Camp Olympia, Camp War Eagle, Glorieta Camps and Shiloh Camp.
The virtual career and internship fair Oct. 7 is for all majors seeking part-time, full-time or internship positions. The fair will feature representatives from Eide Bailly LLP, FDIC, GuideStone Financial Resources, Marian University Accelerated Nursing Program, Natalie Arnett State Farm, Northwestern Mutual, OU-TU School of Community Medicine, Paycom, ProScribe, SSM Health St. Anthony’s Hospital, The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, The Friends of Israel Gospel Ministry, Thrivent Financial, and Woodstock Community Church.
Students looking for the right graduate school should attend the graduate school fair Oct. 8. The fair will feature representatives from OBU, Arkansas Tech University, Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary, Dallas Theological Seminary, Marian University, New Orleans Baptist Theological University, OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine, Oral Roberts University, OU-MBA, University of Tulsa College of Law, and Wheaton College Graduate School.