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Career Development

The Office of Career Development offers programs and services that support students and graduates who are initiating and implementing their career plans. Working within an ethical framework reflecting Catholic and Franciscan values, the office is dedicated to supporting students’ employability, reinforcing their social responsibility and commitment to serving others, creating opportunities to strengthen employer connections, and exploring post degree education and employment options.

Please call 734-432-5623 for more information.

Contact Information
Office Hours
Monday and Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 Employer Services

We are eager to help you recruit and hire Madonna students and alumni who have been prepared academically and experientially to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in their fields.  We invite you to utilize any of the employer services listed below by contacting us:

On-Campus Recruiting 
This program provides an opportunity for you, the employer, to interview and meet students in a relaxed campus setting.  You may request scheduled interviews or meet with potential candidates in an open forum in our Take 5 Lounge.

All Madonna degree-seeking undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni are eligible to participate in the On-Campus Recruiting Program. Screening criteria – including major, GPA, and work authorization – for individual positions are established by the employer.

Networking Through University Engagement

  • Give back to the community and brand your organization on campus by volunteering to be a guest speaker to Madonna students and alumni on such topics as: business culture, improving soft skills, and what to expect in the workplace.
  • Mentor Madonna students and alumni in order to attract and develop talent, promote your organization to a wider audience, and improve staff morale, performance, and motivation.
  • Take-a-Crusader-to-Work Day: This job shadow program invites you to bring Madonna students to work for an insider of various careers and what they involve. This is an excellent event to attract and screen potential Madonna applicants. It also offers students an opportunity to evaluate potential careers.
  • Mock Interview Days: Raise your profile on campus and help students hone their interviewing skills. Students would have access to employer interview schedules by industry so you would conduct practice interviews with students interested in your field.

Job Fairs

Nursing Job Fair - Contact the College of Nursing and Health at 734-432-5717

Education Job Fair - Contact the College of Education at 734-432-5655

Our Career Development Office will work with you to connect you with students seeking practical experience within their field of study. The advantages of partnering with Madonna to provide students internships include: timely referrals of qualified candidates, reduction of recruitment and training costs, and an opportunity to evaluate potential employees before making a permanent hire commitment.

Internship Employer Brochure

Internships typically last fifteen weeks during Fall (Sept. - Dec.) and Winter (Jan. - April) semesters and twelve weeks during Spring/Summer semester (May - July).  Students work a minimum of 120 hours during the fifteen weeks and may work more depending on the needs of the company. 

Please feel free to contact our office at 734-432-5623 or

 Free Career Exploration Tools


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