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Career and Professional Development

Taubman College Career and Professional Development offer a variety of programs, services and resources to assist students in exploring interests, developing skills, securing positions and managing careers.

Taubman College Career and Professional Development offer a variety of programs, activities, and resources for student and alumni career growth and management, as well as facilitating connections with employers. Students and alumni may make an appointment to meet one-on-one with staff to assist in exploring career options, strategize how to identify and secure a job or internship, and improve their job search skills. Employers of Taubman College graduates include public, private, and nonprofit organizations in the U.S. and abroad.



M. Lou Ecken Kidd [she/her]
Director of Career & Professional Development

mecken@umich.edu, 734.763.9560



Room 2320, 2000 Bonisteel Boulevard
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069


Shane Polich [he/him]
Career Advisor

spolich@umich.edu, 734.763.6690



Students and Alumni: Join the Taubman College Career Network

The Taubman College Career Network is a hub within the University Career Alumni Network (UCAN). UCAN connects students to UM alumni from any program for career networking and advice; the Taubman College Career Network also takes it one step further to offer alumni-alumni connections, job postings, and event management specific to our programs. Taubman College alumni and students may register by clicking the button below.

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Career Outcomes

A degree from Taubman College positions you for opportunities throughout your career. Our annual Employment Report reflects the outcomes for the most recently surveyed Taubman graduates.

Click on the images below to view the most recent Employment Reports PDFs.


University Career Services

University Career Services offers additional career services for all students at the University of Michigan, including the Handshake recruiting system and the UCAN (University Career Alumni Network) platform mentioned above.

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Taubman College affirms the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion as we organize resources and priorities that align with our values. We seek to have a diverse group of persons at all levels of the college - students, faculty, staff, and administrators - including persons of different races and ethnicity, national origin, gender, and gender expression, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religious commitment, age, and disability status. We strive to create a community of mutual respect and trust, a community in which all persons and their respective backgrounds, identities, and views are allowed to be made visible and communicated without the threat of bias, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination.

Taubman College is a member of the diverse U-M community, and we expect the guidelines below to be followed by all recruiters with whom we partner. Please contact us with any questions or concerns.

Career & Professional Development Core Values

Career and Professional Development at Taubman College is committed to inclusive, antiracist practices and beliefs in our work with students, alumni, employers, and colleagues. We will create and display the following values:

  • Collaborative, inclusive, and authentic environment
  • The worth of diversity in professional thought, belief, path, and practice 
  • Integrity, honesty, and accountability        
  • A personalized, flexible approach to professional development
  • Innovation grounded in reality
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