Career Development

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.

The Office of the Provost also provides Dual Career Services to assist partners of tenure-track and tenured faculty.

External Candidate Resources

Central Office

201 N. Washington, 2nd Floor
P.O. Box 30652
Lansing, MI 48909

(517) 373-2062

(800) 292-4200

(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

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

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

302 Harriet St.
Ypsilanti, MI 48197

(734) 481-2517

(734) 481-2516

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

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

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.

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

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

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 for the schedule.

330 E. Liberty St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

(734) 764-6005

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

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

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