Center for Career & Professional Development

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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.

As a student, you'll explore career options, obtain career-related experience, as well as research and find meaningful employment appropriate to your knowledge, abilities, aspirations and interests.

We accomplish our mission by providing students with:

  • Cooperative education and internships.
  • Networking with recruiters through campus interviewing, career fairs, employer information sessions and online career management software.
  • Courses, workshops, seminars, and online career resources for lifelong career management skills.

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Center for Career & Professional Development events are sponsored by Alliance Catholic Credit Union.

University of Detroit Mercy Students, Faculty and Staff are eligible to join! See on-campus banking for our McNichols Campus location. Visit Alliance Catholic Credit Union to learn more about their banking services.


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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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    Meet the staff

    CCPD Staff Contact Info:

    Tracey KnowlesCareer Services Director
    Tracey Knowles, GCDF, CCSP
    Phone: 313-993-1444
    Email: knowletl@udmercy.edu

    robert headshotCareer Advisor in Residence
    Robert Rogowski
    Phone: 313-993-1017
    Email: rogowsro@udmercy.edu

Employment and CCPD Events

Detroit Mercy Student Employment

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Peer Educator, College of Health Profession/McAuley School of Nursing

Posted: Wed, July 03, 2024
Tour Guide

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Career Development Events

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Posted: Mon, April 22, 2024
2024 COVID Information Commons (CIC) Student Paper Challenge

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Posted: Tue, April 09, 2024
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Posted: Tue, April 30, 2024
Virtual FBI STEM Speaker Series

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