Mentor A Titan

Mentor A Titan 

An Externship Program

Target: Freshmen and Sophomore levels in non-required cooperative education programs at University of Detroit Mercy.

Purpose: This program encourages students to explore possible career fields and to establish future networking possibilities.

Goal: The goal of the program is for students to gain an understanding of a business, industry, and/or job function, to ask questions, and to observe day to day business operations.

Students will be matched with employer volunteers

2013-14 externship opportunities include:

  • Northwestern Mutual,
  • Ford Motor Company (Finance),
  • Detroit Historical Society,
  • Quicken Loans,
  • University of Detroit Mercy Athletic Department,
  • Chrysler Group LLC (Finance & Purchasing),
  • Fastenal, and
  • Argent International.  

If you would like to learn more about the program contact Tracy Hrabovsky by January 17 to receive the student handbook and learn how to apply.

What is an Externship? Externships or job shadowing are shorter in duration than an internship. Externships may consist of a one day to three day visti to an employer's office. This offers participants a bird’s eye view of what it’s really like working in a particular career field.

What will a typical externship look like? The time spent at a volunteer organization may take many forms. Participants may spend the day:

  • observing,
  • asking questions,
  • attending meetings,
  • tour the organization
  • and meet with people working in other offices or departments.

When will the externship take place? Externships will typically take place during spring break and is a great way to learn more about careers and meet professionals currently working in the field.

Will I have to apply to participate in the Mentor A Titan Program? Students interested should plan to meet with Tracy Hrabovsky, CEC Peer Mentor to learn more about the process to participate.  This involves completing a short essay and submission of a resume. For more information or to schedule a time to meet send an email to or call (313) 993-1020. Please leave a voice message with your name and contact information.