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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 is the Director of Career Services at Oklahoma City University where she started as coordinator in April 2016. She spent 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 advisor for students who may have trouble deciding what to do after graduation.

Kanika received her Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies and Gerontology from Southern Nazarene University, and her Masters in Non-Profit Leadership from Oklahoma City University and also is Strong Interest Inventory certified. She is a member of SoACE (Southern Association of Colleges and Employers), OkACE (Oklahoma Association of Colleges and Employers), Oklahoma Children’s Theater, and Harding Fine Arts Academy Board of Directors. 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 a mother of 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

Miriam Ortega, Assistant Director of Career Services

Biography

Miriam joined OCU Career Services in February of 2020 after spending three years in the non-profit sector as the Promotions and Events Coordinator for one of OKC’s multicultural Districts, Calle Dos Cinco in Historic Capitol Hill. As the Assistant Director for Career Services, she works closely with employers seeking to recruit and employ OCU students and alumni, while keeping the students’ goals in mind. She is a Certified Professional Resume Writer by the Professional Association of Resume Writers, CPRW.

Miriam is a proud OCU Meinders School of Business alumna where she earned her BBA in 2016. Miriam enjoys mentoring students and sharing her own experiences to help the next generation overcome their own barriers. She serves as the advisor to the Sigma Lambda Alpha, OCU's first multicultural sorority. She is excited to be back at her alma mater to connect students with employers and help them achieve their post-graduation goals.

In her spare time, Miriam enjoys traveling for urban and public art, hiking, watching films, reading, and cheering on the evolution of women in professional wrestling entertainment!

Contact Information

MSB 200
Meinders School of Business
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
Email: mjortega@okcu.edu