Building your career at Michigan begins with knowing the right resources — here are three, to help you get started. The first one helps you through the steps you need to facilitate your professional growth. The second, the Career Path Navigator, illustrates real career paths that people have taken at the University of Michigan. The third is designed to assist the partners of U‑M faculty or staff members with a variety of job search resources. Additional Resources links to a compilation of valuable Web sites.


Resources for Career Development

University Human Resources provides resources for Career Development including career self-assessment, university resources, job search tools and career planning information.


Career Path Navigator

Designed as a general guide to assist in your personal career planning, the Career Path Navigator shows how positions at U‑M relate to other careers in the university. It helps to show the potential career path for a specific job. Additionally, you can see actual career transitions (promotions as well as transitioning careers) made by university staff members.


Resources for Partners

Whether you are considering a move to the University of Michigan or you are already in the Ann Arbor area, University Human Resources provides job search information and resources for partners of U‑M faculty or staff members.


External Candidate Resources

   adulted@michigan.gov
   michigan.gov/adulteducation

Connects adults interested in gaining education levels equal to high school graduates with area resources.

     3941 Research Drive
       Ann Arbor, MI 48108
   (734) 971-0277
  (734) 971-0826
   aacil.org

The AACIL offers a variety of employment services for individuals with disabilities.

     343 S. Fifth Ave. (Downtown Library)
     2359 Oak Valley Dr. (Pittsfield Branch)
     2713 Plymouth Rd. (Northeast Branch)
     3000 Huron Pkwy. (Traverwood Branch)
     3090 E. Eisenhower Pkwy. (Malletts Creek Branch)
     2503 Jackson Ave. (West Branch)
   (734) 327-4200
   aadl.org

Microsoft Office, Mac, Job Search and Internet classes are available at the AADL. A library card/membership is not required. Registration is not required. And the classes are available at no charge. Go to aadl.org/classes for the schedule.

     330 E. Liberty St.
       Ann Arbor, MI 48104
   (734) 764-6005
   contactcew@umich.edu
   umich.edu/~cew/index.htm

The CEW offers individual counseling and presents a broad array of career development workshops. Topics include the art of networking; interviewing tips and business etiquette; resume and cover preparation, career decision-making and the art of negotiation.

   (734) 282-7171
   info@theinfocenter.info
   TheInfoCenter.info

Certified Work Force Development Professionals connects Michigan job seekers with an assortment of no-cost community employment resources.

     2245 S. State St.
       Ann Arbor, MI 48104
   (734) 769-0209
  (734) 769-0224
   info@jfsannarbor.org
   jfsannarbor.org

The JFS Career Services center offers resume writing and job placement assistance, vocational skill assessments, job counseling and occupational skills training for job seekers.

Central Office

     201 N. Washington, 2nd Floor
       P.O. Box 30652
       Lansing, MI 48909
   (517) 373-2062
   (800) 292-4200 (Toll Free)
  (517) 335-5140

Detroit Regional Office

     Cadillac Place
       3038 W. Grand Blvd.
       Suite 4-450
       Detroit, MI 48202-6038
   (313) 456-1646
  (313) 456-1645
   michigan.gov/mcb

The MCB provides services to help visually impaired individuals gain employment.

     3810 Packard Rd.
       Suite 170
       Ann Arbor, MI 48108
   (734) 677-1125
   (877) 901-9195 (Toll Free)
   michigan.gov/mdcd/0,1607,7-122-25392---,00.html

MRS provides services to assist individuals with disability succeed in the workplace.

     302 Harriet St.
       Ypsilanti, MI 48197
   (734) 481-2517
  (734) 481-2516
   info@michiganworks.org
   michiganworks.org

Michigan Works provides no-cost services and resources for job-seekers including: career assessment services; job placement assistance; assistive technology devices; innovative workshops; career counseling; an extensive resource room; education and training assistance and on-site job fairs.

     510 S. Maple Rd.
       Ann Arbor, MI 48103
   (734) 973-6779
  (734) 973-6609
   info@womenscentersemi.org
   womenscentersemi.org

The Women's Center provides low-cost group and individual Job Coaching services for women.

     5577 Whittaker Rd.
     229 W. Michigan Ave.
   (734) 482-4110

     8975 MacArthur Blvd. (Superior Township)
   (734) 482-3747
   ypsilibrary.org

The Ypsilanti District Library offers free computer classes with Microsoft Office products, including Access; Excel; PowerPoint; Publisher and Word. The library also has a résumé and cover letter writing workshop and basic computer skills courses.