Center for Career & Professional Development

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Titan CareerLink

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.

First Destination Career Outcomes

The Center for Career & Professional Development is charged by the provost to collect and report the official career outcomes information for Detroit Mercy undergraduate and graduate level students.

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95%
Graduation success rate
Class of 2019

A pie chart labeled Career Outcomes Rate, 82 percent are employed full time, 12 percent are continuing education, and 1 percent are employed part-time

First Destination Career Outcomes Rate - the percentage of graduates who are employed full- or part-time, in service or military service, or enrolled in continuing education.

Michigan Job Opportunities

Career Events

Student Employment


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

    gene headshotCareer Services Coordinator
    Gene LaPouttre, GCDF, CCSP
    Phone: 313-993-1448
    Email: lapoutgp@udmercy.edu

    robert headshotCareer Advisor in Residence
    Robert Rogowski
    Phone: 313-993-1020
    Email: rogowsro@udmercy.edu