Proverbs 3:6 - In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

The Office of Career Engagement & Industry Relations (CEIR) is designed to build a vibrant culture that blends and strengthens academic/professional development and industry relations both in and out of the classroom. This vision guides our efforts to develop access and opportunity for all students to extend their academic studies/service and connect with and learn from alumni, industry leaders, and potential employers in an intentional way.

On campus, the Career Engagement Studio is the beacon for career education and management programing and offers exceptional interactive resources and career coaching in areas of identifying God-given uniqueness, career/vocational exploration, and connecting students with workforce readiness and professional development opportunities. Moreover, the Career Engagement team and ambassadors are committed to helping all students and alumni assess key aspects of their aspirational design that will impact career choices; explore and reality test career options; make career decisions and develop action plans; prepare for their chosen career; make the transition from college to career or grad school successful; and, effectively induct into their first career destination as well as subsequent jobs. The success of the Career Engagement Studio, in collaboration with other factors in the University such as committed faculty, exists to equip our students to discern and obtain work that is a calling, empowering them to steward their strengths and confidence for service to Christ in the Church and the world. Come engage with us! (This is a full-service career center to our undergraduate/graduate/adult/online students, faculty, alumni and employers)


The Office of Career Engagement & Industry Relations is located in the Student Services building. You can contact us at or by calling 734-995-7370.


Joey-Lynn Bialkowski
Executive Director
Career & Industry Engagement

Lisa Johnson, Director
Career Engagement Studio


In addition to the wide variety of career resources on the website, individual career counseling sessions are available by appointment. You will also experience career services being integrated into the curriculum. For example, beginning in fall 2011, all freshmen will take the Strong Interest Inventory and other assessments, and will learn how to research and evaluate careers of interest in the LA 103 (College, Career & Calling) class.

Here are some of the many services that are available online and in person: