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Center for Career & Professional Development

The Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD) partners with students and alumni to enhance their educational goals, career development and job or internship search as they transition from college to career.

TitanCareerLink– online job search and career services system for University of Detroit Mercy students and alumni. Students can access job postings, employer contact information, job leads, pre-register for workshops, information sessions and other events offered through the CCPD. Students can schedule one to one appointments with a career development facilitator.

For assistance with TitanCareerLink!, please contact the CCPD at careerlink@udmercy.edu or call
313-993-1017.

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    2017-18 Spring Networking & Career Fair

    Detroit Mercy Spring Career Fair - March 22, 2018 12:30pm to 3:00pm Student Center Ballroom

    Information for Employers: PDF of Invitation and Registration Form (December 1, 2017)

    Organizations registered and attended Detroit Mercy Fall Networking and Career Fair -Held on October 12, 2017

    1. University of Detroit Mercy ~ Admissions
    2. University of Detroit Mercy ~ Law School Admissions
    3. Alliance Catholic Credit Union
    4. Ann Arbor Police Department
    5. Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
    6. Beaumont Health
    7. Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix
    8. Clear Rate Communications, Inc
    9. Corporate Travel Service
    10. DENSO International America, Inc.
    11. Detroit Police Department
    12. Detroit Public Schools Foundation
    13. Domino's Pizza
    14. DTE Energy
    15. Earth Environments
    16. Enterprise Holdings
    17. Fakhoury Global Immigration
    18. FCA US LLC (Chrysler) ~ Engineering
    19. FCA US LLC ~Purchasing/Finance
    20. Federal Bureau of Investigation
    21. Ford Motor Company ~ Finance
    22. Ford Motor Company ~ Engineering
    23. GM Financial
    24. Hantz Group
    25. Harvard Resource Solutions
    26. Havenwyck Hospital
    27. Henry Ford Health System
    28. Home Instead Senior Care
    29. Hope Network
    30. Jack Entertainment LLC
    31. Jesuit Volunteer Corps
    32. Kingscott
    33. LGC Hospitality
    34. Madonna University ~ Graduate Admissions
    35. McLaren Macomb
    36. Menard Inc.
    37. Mercy Volunteer Corps
    38. Meridian Health Plan
    39. Michigan Air Products
    40. Michigan Civil Service Commission
    41. Michigan Department of Corrections
    42. Michigan Education Corps
    43. Michigan School of Professional Psychology
    44. Michigan State Police
    45. Missouri University of Science & Technology-Graduate Studies
    46. Northwestern Mutual
    47. NuArx
    48. Peter Basso Associates
    49. Plastipak Packaging
    50. Quicken Loans
    51. Real Estate One, Inc.
    52. Saint Christopher Journeys
    53. ScribeAmerica
    54. Sedgwick CMS
    55. Speedway LLC
    56. State of Michigan Dept of Health and Human Services
    57. TBHC Delivers (Lumina Foods)
    58. TechTown Detroit
    59. The Leona Group
    60. Turner Construction Company
    61. U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement
    62. United States Army
    63. United States Marines
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    Contact the CCPD

    Office Hours:

    Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Front office closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

    Phone: 313-993-1017

    Fax: 313-993-1029

    Email: careerlink@udmercy.edu

    Campus Location:

    143 Reno Hall
    McNichols Campus

    Mailing Address:

    4001 W. McNichols Road
    Reno Hall
    Detroit, Michigan 48221-9901

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    Our Mission and Values

    Mission Statement

    The Center for Career & Professional Development's mission is to offer relevant and timely career development training to Detroit Mercy students. The Center provides opportunities for students to explore career options, obtain career-related experience and to research and find meaningful employment appropriate to their knowledge, abilities, aspirations and interests.

    We accomplish our mission by providing students with…

    • Experiential learning opportunities through cooperative education and internships.
    • Opportunities to network with recruiters through campus interviewing, career fairs, employer information sessions and online career management software.
    • Opportunities to learn and implement lifelong career development and career management skills through courses, workshops, seminars and online career resources.

    Our Core Values

    • We are committed to empowering students to make purposeful career-related decisions.
    • We are committed to building and fostering partnerships with employers, faculty, staff and administration to facilitate the accomplishment of the CCPD mission.
    • We are committed to supporting the University's mission to provide excellent student-centered education in a welcoming and supportive environment.
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    CCPD Advisory Council

    The Center for Career & Professional Development Advisory Council will provide a forum for employers and CCPD staff to engage in relevant discussions regarding a wide variety of career and employment issues. Information gathered from these discussions will contribute to the quality and impact of services and programs for Detroit Mercy students.

    The Advisory Council will include representatives from a wide variety of industries which employ college graduates in Southeast Michigan. This board will meet at least twice each year on the Detroit Mercy campus. Council meeting topics may include current economic and business trends, skills needed by new college graduates, internship programs, marketing to today's young adults, etc.

    Detroit Mercy faculty members and other university staff (from related areas) may interact with Council members while they are on campus.

    Expectations from Advisory Council members

    • Post available jobs and internships that your organization has in our TitanCareerLink job posting system.
    • Participate in at least one event per year (e.g. Career Fair or On-Campus Recruiting).
    • Be open to conducting class presentations to promote your organization and share work world information with students.
    • Be available for referrals from our staff such as opportunities for students to conduct informational interviews with you.
    • Be willing to take part in the “Recruiter-In-Residence” program.
    • Attend scheduled Employer Advisory Council meetings (held twice per year) or send a substitute.
    • Report any hires from Detroit Mercy so that we may celebrate our students’ achievements.
    • Provide industry information to share with faculty.
    • Be open to hosting a site visit with your organization, which may include students and faculty.

Career Outcomes

The Center for Career & Professional Development is charged by the provost to collect and report the official career outcomes information of undergraduates and graduates* for use in internal and external reporting. Starting with the Class of 2013-14, University of Detroit Mercy follows the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Standards and Protocols for the Collection and Dissemination of Graduating Student Initial Career Outcomes Information for Undergraduates. 

 NACE Standards include the following criteria: 

  • Include students who completed degrees between the periods of July 1 to June 30 each year 
  • Report “Knowledge rates." The percent of graduates for which the institution has reasonable and verifiable information concerning the graduates’ post-graduation career activities 

Utilize Career Outcomes Reporting Categories (versus “placement” rate) 

  • Employed Full-time 
  • Employed Part-time 
  • Participating in a program of voluntary service 
  • Serving in the U.S. Armed Forces 
  • Enrolled in a program of continuing education 

 The Detroit Mercy First Destination outcomes include: 

  • Self-reported responses to Career Outcomes survey 
  • Knowledge reported from schools/colleges)  
  • National Student Clearinghouse data 
  • Data retrieved from internet searches (e.g., LinkedIn).  

The data collection period is continuous and every effort is made to reach all new alumni. The target date for gathering all summary career outcomes data is December 31 of each year. This common deadline provides a consistent metric to be used in reporting and comparing summary outcomes.  

Salaries are self-reported by graduates. Reported salaries outside of the normal high/low salary range were excluded to avoid skewing overall salary averages. Higher than average salaries most often reflect graduates with significant experience in the field prior to conferring of degree. 

The number of graduates in specific programs may differ from Institutional Research based on the following: 

  • Graduates who earned multiple undergraduate degrees are reflected based on Banner Degree 1.  
  • For 2013-15 BSN completion graduates were excluded from the first destination survey assuming the employment was not First Destination. 

Per NACE Standards, International students who did not self-report employment and/or were not enrolled in a post-degree program (based on National Student Clearinghouse) are reflected in the Career Outcomes as Not Seeking. 

*Beginning with the class of July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, the Center for Career & Professional Development will focus its efforts on increasing the knowledge rate at the undergraduate level with a goal of reaching the NACE suggested minimum institutional knowledge rate of 65 percent. Once achieved the CEC will gather career outcomes for degrees conferred at the graduate level utilizing the NACE Standards and Protocols for the Collection and Dissemination of Graduating Student Initial Career Outcomes, Information for Graduating Student Initial Career Outcomes and Information for Advanced Degree Candidates.

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