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Questions? Call Career Development at 734-432-5623

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.

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Fall 2018 Internship: The Henry Ford

Participation in an internship is a great way to gain valuable work experience to help you transition from college to career. 

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Employer Services

Employers: You can view our candidates now on HandshakeRecruit and hire Madonna students and alumni who have been prepared academically and experientially to assume positions of responsiblity in their fields.  We invite you to utilize our employer services below. 

On-Campus Recruiting  
This program provides an opportunity for employers to interview and meet students in a relaxed campus setting. You may request a recruting table to meet with students informally, or schedule formal interviews with potential candidates in an on-campus location. 

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: This job shadow program invites you to give Madonna students an insider view of various careers at your company and what they involve. This is an excellent opportunity to attract and screen potential Madonna applicants. 
  • 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. 

Our Career Development Office will work 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 Summer semester (May - mid August). Students typically work a minimum of 240 hours during fifteen weeks and may work more depending on the needs of the company. 

For more information, please contact 734-432-5623 or careerdevelopment@madonna.edu.