Your passion. Your future

Only you can determine what you want and where you want to go. At Marygrove, we know finding your path takes time, the right tools and the skillset to make it happen. Your future is our mission and we’re here to help you find your passion on your terms.

Where can my Major take me?

If you have ever asked yourself this question, you should know that Marygrove’s Career Services offers students a variety of tools and resources to help you discover your strengths and weaknesses, your likes and dislikes, and they will help you cultivate your unique career vision.

Linking a Major to Possible Careers

Choosing a major does not lock you into one specific career, but can help to shape your career vision and build an assortment of relevant experiences. Career Services can help you link your experiences both inside and outside the classroom to your career vision. Knowing how to tell your career story is half the battle in getting a job.

Below is a link to What Can I Do With This Major? This tool offers strategies students can use to build their experiences and skillset outside of the classroom to make themselves more marketable to prospective employers. 

It’s Not All About Your Major

A successful career depends on more than your major or degree.  Your credentials are important, but so are the experiences and skills you develop along the way.  In addition to your major, there are other powerful ways to shape your appeal to a future employer:

Minor or Concentration – Choose a minor or concentration is another opportunity to develop skills and expertise.  If your degree is in something that the job market might not readily be looking for, choosing a minor or concentration that builds sought-after skills can really help you launch your career.

Experiential Learning or learning from experience are opportunities where you can apply the concepts you learn in class to a real world situation. Experiential learning can include internships, Co-Op experiences, volunteer work, team projects, and other hands-on-work. 

Participating in internship opportunities while at Marygrove is one of the best ways to help you develop and apply your skills.  Not only do you gain real-world experience, but employers get to see you in action – and that can lead to references and job opportunities. 

Marygrove offers a wealth of volunteer experiences through our emphasis on Service Learning and Urban Leadership.  Student government and Greek organizations offer excellent leadership opportunities.  In addition, there are many ways to engage in the community around you.

We are here to help

The Career Services Office at Marygrove College provides a range of career services designed to assist students and alumni with the career development process - from self-assessment and job search strategies, to interview preparation and job offer evaluation. 

Typical Services include:

  • Resume/CV and Cover Letter Feedback
  • Interview Preparation and Practice
  • Career Exploration Assessments
  • Career Transition Strategies
  • Internships/Coop and Job Search Strategies

All of our reference materials are online at blackboard.marygrove.edu under the Career Services Tab.  Please visit the Blackboard page for templates, guides, and insider tips. 

Ready to find a job

Please click on the I am a Student/Alumni link to access the Marygrove Career Link for information on the career resources that are available to you. There you will gain access to job and internship postings submitted to Marygrove for our students and alumni. Additionally, you have access to a resume/portfolio builder, occupational research and local/national job postings through our national network. This service is free to students and alumni.

Now available- Job Choices in digital format! Get resume and interview tips, links to employer websites, and more!

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Glassdoor.com is a career community where employees contribute salary information, company reviews, and interview questions for job seekers to use in their job search. This is invaluable information for students as they prepare for interviews and begin to enter the job market. Marygrove students can get unlimited access to Glassdoor.com.

Career Services Office

Phone: 313.927.1844
Fax: 313.927.1863
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office Location
8425 West McNichols Road
Madame Cadillac Building, room 301

Office Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Career Advising

* Students may schedule individual career advising appointments by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 313.927.1844 beginning in Fall, 2013.

 

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