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In our ongoing mission to prepare the young women of Oakland Catholic for the future, the offices of Advancement, School Counseling, and School Administration are pleased to once again offer the OC Career Symposium to our ninth, tenth, and eleventh graders. 

The day will kick off with a Keynote Speaker followed by panel presentations, discussions and Q&A sessions that reflect a range of career pathways and options. Students will have the unique opportunity to hear from a diverse array of female professionals as they share their experiences, wisdom, and advice.

Students will utilize FlexTime Manager (CCW site) to plan their day based on their career interests. OC Counselors will provide insight on how to pose articulate questions as well as general conference decorum. Given the professional nature of the symposium, students are permitted to wear either their school uniform or business attire.

2023 Keynote Speaker

AJ Ross

AJ Ross joined CBS Sports and CBS Sports Network in 2018. She serves as a sideline reporter for THE NFL ON CBS, where she is teamed with Greg Gumbel and Adam Archuleta, as well as the Network’s college football and college basketball coverage. She also served as sideline reporter for the inaugural HBCU All-Star Game in 2022 and contributes to CBS Sports' WE NEED TO TALK.

Prior to joining CBS Sports, she served as a news reporter with WABC in New York where she reported breaking news and human-interest stories across the Tri-State area and beyond. Ross first appeared on camera as an anchor and multi-media journalist for WMBF News in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

She continued her television career at WSYX in Columbus, Ohio as both a news anchor and reporter before moving on to WTAE in her hometown of Pittsburgh, then to WKYC-TV in Cleveland, Ohio as a news reporter.

Ross received a degree in broadcast journalism from Howard University where she graduated magna cum laude. Ross is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and served as the director of Region IV from 2011 to 2013, and a member of Alpha Chapter Delta Sigma Theta.

She currently resides in the New York area.

2023 Panelists

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