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Career Services Staff

Students and alumni may contact any of the staff members listed below for individual career counseling appointments to discuss a number of different topics including: career/major choice, job/internship search strategies, resume/cover letter writing, interviewing techniques and many other issues related to students’ career planning. Please send your requests to careerservices@okcu.edu.

Kanika Brown, Director of Career Services

Kanika Brown, Director of Career Services

Biography

Kanika joined OCU in April 2016 after spending most of her professional career in the human resources and employee relations fields, where she was an important part in helping employees understand how to navigate through the corporate sector, understand policies and procedures, and become successful professionals. She is passionate about helping students achieve their goals once they graduate and acts as a listening ear and counsel for students who may have trouble deciding what to do after graduation.

Kanika is Strong Interest Inventory certified and serves as the advisor to the Black Student Association. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies and Gerontology from Southern Nazarene University, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Non-Profit Leadership here at Oklahoma City University. She serves as President-elect for OkACE (Oklahoma Association of Colleges and Employers) and is also a member of SoACE (Southern Association of Colleges and Employers). She has received numerous awards for her work with these organizations, including OkACE's Superior Service Award and OCU's Extra Mile Award. She is part of the Greater OKC Chamber's InternOKC Committee, which focuses on enhancing the student internship experience in Oklahoma City.

She is a wife and mother to two, and enjoys listening to podcasts, which she balances out with her guilty pleasure, watching reality TV.

Contact Information

MSB 200
Meinders School of Business
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Email: kbrown2@okcu.edu
Phone: 405-208-5181

Monica Storozyszyn, Administrative Assistant for Career Services

Monica Storozyszyn
Monica Storozyszyn

Biography

Monica joined OCU in July 2016 after spending almost five years in the US Food & Drug Administration’s foods program as a project manager and special assistant in Washington, DC. Prior to her time in Washington, she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ukraine. As the administrative assistant for Career Services, she provides operational support to the office and serves as the initial contact for students, alumni, employers and faculty. Her ability to pair technical expertise with customer service makes her a valuable resource to anyone looking for information about the services and events that Career Services provides.

A proud recipient of a BA in Political Science from Oklahoma City University, Monica is excited to be back at her alma mater to assist students that are in the place she was once in herself. Furthermore, she is back in school at OCU, working to obtain her B.S. in Nursing, with an expected graduation date of May 2020.

Contact Information

MSB 200
Meinders School of Business
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

Email: mlstorozyszyn@okcu.edu
Phone: 405-208-5171

Career Services Student Ambassadors

The Career Services Ambassadors are all current OCU students from various schools and years. Our Ambassadors strive to be the voice of Career Services within the student body. Career Services Ambassadors plan tabling events for students to encourage them to come into Career Services for assistance with anything career related.

Mikel Kendrick, Senior Ambassador

Mikel Kendrick

Mikel is sophomore BFA acting major from Thomson, Ga. He is President of Spectrum, Social Media Coordinator for BSA, and a member of the OCU Cheer Team. When he’s not in school, he loves to spend time with his doggo Romy and being around a good company of friends. Mikel believes that students should visit Career Services so they can be prepared for life after graduation. It is a great way to build a resume and get honest advice about careers and the future!

Evan Clear, Student Ambassador

Evan Clear

Evan is a Senior BA Theatre Performance major and Psychology minor from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This is her second year working for Career Services as a Student Ambassador. Evan believes that students should come to Career Services to get all of their questions answered about careers. She also believes that students should attend as many Career Services events as possible.

Patricia Ashford

Patricia is a Junior on the Oxford Plan from Little Rock, Arkansas. This is her second year working for Career Services as a Student Ambassador. Patricia believes that students should visit Career Services because they can help you build a resume and help you find an internship so you are prepared for your future career.

Erin Hennessy, Student Ambassador

Erin Hennessy

Erin is a senior Dance Management major in the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Entertainment. She is thrilled to be joining the awesome team of student ambassadors in Career Services. Outside of school she loves reading, being outside, and hanging with friends. She is excited for what this year has in store!

Ruby Gutierrez, Student Ambassador

Ruby Gutierrez

Ruby is a senior Biomedical Sciences mayor with a minor in Psychology. She is interested in art, literature, medicine and more importantly - people. Being someone who is absolutely passionate about travelling, she strives to constantly gain cultural exposure, adopt new perspectives and constantly learn more about herself.

Madison Polozola

Madison Polozola

Madison is a Sophomore Acting Major from Fort Worth, Texas! Some of her favorite activities are making fun desserts, walking her sweet dog Honey, and being an OCU Star! She is so excited to be a Career Services Ambassador and to help her fellow Stars pave the way for their bright future!