Sabrina, Meet Readers. Readers, Meet Sabrina.
University of Oklahoma College of Arts & Sciences
Sabrina DuFran is not your typical Career Adviser. While currently serving students in the College of Arts & Sciences, Sabrina has been a Career Adviser for the Jeannine Rainbolt College of Education, the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts, and the College of International Studies (phew). A two-time graduate from the University of Oklahoma, Sabrina is a wealth of knowledge for students, recent alumni, and families alike.
Sabrina serves on the Career Advisement team in Career Services as an Assistant Director. A welcoming and calming force in our office, Sabrina is a master problem-solver and a true student affairs professional. Outside of work, Sabrina is a travel blogger full of stories from her journeys in and outside the United States.
On Job Searching
When it comes to the job search process, Sabrina is an expert. From etiquette techniques to tips and tricks, Sabrina not only talks the talk, but she also walks the walk. When speaking with students going through the job search process, Sabrina often encourages job seekers to be open to any and all opportunities. There are so many opportunities out there in various disciplines and fields that could be a great match. We know that you should never count something out until you try it (or at least learn more about it) and the job search is a great place to do just that. Perhaps you are an accounting student who really enjoys musical theatre. Check out administration jobs at theatre companies and non-profits focusing on the arts. There are always ways to mix and match your interests with your career goals so that the two can fit seamlessly together.
Sabrina knows that the job search is all about who you know. Networking is vital to a successful job search and you truly know more people than you think. Utilize your network, ask for help, and always make a good impression along the way. This not only makes the job search a more enjoyable experience, but it also helps keep it as short as possible.
Sabrina’s advice is simple: it’s never too early to start looking and over-preparation doesn’t exist. So many students visit our office and feel like they are “late to the game.” Often, if they are saying that, there’s a good chance they are. But, our career advisement program is a great place to get caught up. While Sabrina does advise students in the College of Arts & Sciences, she is a great resources for any student looking for advice or a listening ear in the job or internship search process. Schedule an appointment or simply come in during walk-in hours to meet with a career adviser in our office.
On Working for Career Services
Career Services is full of resources and programs designed specifically to help job seekers succeed. Sabrina loves that when students visit our office and utilize our services, they are typically successful in their job search process. We’ve got resources and helpful tips for all students in any stage of their search. Sabrina encourages students to use the resources available to them in Career Services – after all, they are free so there’s nothing to lose!
For Sabrina, “the why” is easy. In her words, every student has a unique story, experience, and situation. She loves helping students navigate this next big adventure in life and working through the challenges that each student brings to her office. Sabrina loves to see her students succeed and helping them along their career path. Her unique expertise and deep institutional knowledge make Sabrina an excellent resource any student that walks through our doors.
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Helping you get hired sooner,
-OU Career Services Team