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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

Miriam Ortega, Assistant Director of Career Services

Miriam Ortega, Assistant Director

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.

Miriam is a proud OCU Meinders School of Business alumna where she earned her BBA in 2016. During her undergraduate journey, she worked as the StuPro for Career Services and was a Resident Assistant for two years. Miriam has always enjoyed mentoring students and sharing her own experiences to help the next generation overcome their own barriers. 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 exploring rural towns with her little family, 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


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.

BreAuna Shaw, StuPro

BreAuna Shaw is a Sophomore Business Adminstration Major from Dallas, TX. BreAuna is the current Student Professional (StuPro) for the career services office where she will play an important role as part of the marketing team and hold admin duties. BreAuna is a part of the OCU Wind Philharmonic where she plays the flute. This year BreAuna will be a NSO leader, RA for Walker Hall and the secretary of the Black Student Association (BSA). She loves meeting new people and getting involved on campus. Some fun facts about BreAuna is that she enjoys making music, watching Netflix and trying new restaurants!