The Michigan Athletics Career center is committed to the career preparation and planning of the University of Michigan student-athletes through comprehensive professional and educational programs and services, leading to a seamless transition to life after sports.

We stress Four Tenants of Development (Engage, Educate, Connect, and Experience) Engaging them early is the key, as to why we work closely with ASP counselors to deliver our message early. Educating them on their skills and values through conversation and career assessments helps the student-athletes choose a major that is better suited for their strengths and career goals. Connecting them with varies industry leaders, mentors, and alumni is vital for their development. Finally, giving them a holistic Experience is the key to a seamless transition to life after sports.

HOW WE DO IT

  • Meet student-athletes wherever they are on their career journey
  • Help students to identify their strengths, interests, and eventually an ideal major - leading to their desired career path
  • Design programming to reflect the latest trends and best practices in career preparation
  • Connect our student-athletes to the largest living alumni in the world
  • Partner with over 500 companies & mentors to provide our student-athletes with job shadowing, internship, and job opportunities

Maurice Washington

Director

Maurice Washington has over 28 years in career counseling and development. He worked for several years at Bowling Green State University (BGSU), as an Employer Coordinator, Career Counselor dedicated to veteran students (approx. 350 veteran students), and advisor to International students and student athletes. He also served as the Program Manager for the Cooperative Education and Internships program, responsible for tracking all internships, reporting, and evaluation data related to academic credits.

Maurice was also an Adjunct Faculty Instructor for Career and Life Planning, where he planned strategies for undecided students related to their career interest and strengths. Through his desire to see students succeed, Maurice created occupational and academic options to help students gain a clear understanding of their educational and career plans.

Maurice also served as a United States Air Force Education Manager, advising over 250 Veteran students on course and program selections. In this role, he restructured the Resource Specialist Program (RSP), created to assist academically struggling students to achieve college admission requirements to further their education.

Since joining the Michigan Athletics Career Center team (MACC), he has been instrumental in the development of Career and Pre-Professional programs, career fairs, and interdisciplinary and experiential learning opportunities to give student-athletes real world experiences coupled with their academic studies. Maurice believes that professional and personal development are essential to maintaining a balance life and future growth.

Julie Fielding

Assistant Director

Prior to joining the Michigan Athletics Career Center as the Assistant Director, Julie served as the Director of Career Services for Elmira College, a private liberal arts college, overseeing all of the College’s career and professional development programs, community service and internship programs, and community and employer outreach initiatives. With eight years of experience in higher education and career services, Julie is passionate about working with students-athletes on exploring various career paths through experiential learning opportunities and marketing their unique skillset to employers and recruiters.

Julie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing and Accounting from Syracuse University and Master of Science degree in Business Management from Elmira College. In addition, Julie is a Certified Professional Resume Writer through the Professional Association of Resume Writers and Career Coaches (PARW/CC) and certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Practitioner. She serves as a member of the Inclusion Committee for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and is a member of the National Career Development Association (NCDA).

In her role as Assistant Director of the Michigan Athletics Career Center (MACC), Julie provides specialized individual and group career coaching and workshop sessions to assist student-athletes in developing competencies needed to make informed decisions regarding academic major, career options, and personal and professional objectives.

Prior to joining the MACC, Julie served as the Director of Career Services for Elmira College, a private liberal arts college, overseeing all of the College’s career and professional development programs, community service and internship programs, and community and employer outreach initiatives. With eight years of experience in higher education and career services, Julie is passionate about working with students-athletes on exploring various career paths through experiential learning opportunities and marketing their unique skillset to employers and recruiters.

Cody Riffle

Employer Relations Coordinator

Cody Riffle has over four years of corporate relationship experience. Prior to working with the Michigan Athletics Career Center, he spent time in several industries spanning from finance to manufacturing. In each role, corporate engagement has been the focus. With a diverse background in various industries, he understands many of the challenges and benefits that companies can have when searching for new talent.

Prior to starting in the professional world, Cody was a student-athlete at the University of Michigan, where he threw the shot and discus for the Varsity track and field team. He, like many athletes, neglected to plan strategically for life after sports, which has been a major influence in the decisions he has made throughout his career.

Connecting people is something that Cody feels very passionate about. By creating partnerships with the University and Michigan Athletics Career and outside companies, the MACC will continue to produce value for its student athletes and continue the edge that the University of Michigan has for those who represent it.

Jay Harris

Social Media and Graphic Designer

James Harris is an unconventional designer with 4 years of freelance graphic, video, web, digital, and print design experience. He was exposed to design at an early age by his mother who was a graphic and print designer for MichCon (now known as DTE) but did not directly pursue the field at that time. He went on to work in sales, marketing, and higher education, but was still in search of his passion. In 2015, James finished his degree in Business Administration and thought about starting his own business, which, peaked his interest into his now known passion: design.

Prior to starting with the University of Michigan, James worked as a freelancer to provide businesses (for-profit & non-profit), numerous entrepreneurs, authors, and creatives with design solutions that were optimized for and spanned across multiple digital platforms.

As the graphic designer for the Michigan Athletics Career Center and Leadership Development staff, James' focus is to create content designed around educating and highlighting student-athletes about events and programs.

Aaron Howell

Office Assistant

Aaron Howell joined us as office manager of the Michigan Athletic Career Center and encourages student-athletes to interact with our career counselors for job positions and leadership development. Aaron is a recent Michigan graduate and former captain and All-American on our Women’s Track and Field Team. She majored in international studies and sociology and have previous experience working at a law firm. She aspires to go to law school and become a sports lawyer in the future.

Fall, Winter, and Spring Term Hours

Monday 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Tuesday - Thursday 10AM - 8PM
Friday & 
Saturday by Appointment Only

Summer Term Hours

Monday - Friday 9AM - 4:30PM

Parking Info

Visitor Pass - If you arrive during the hours of 9 am – 6 pm M-F, please contact a MACC staff member or your MACC contact to receive your pass. You may only park in the designated areas in the Gray lot. Do not park in any space with a designated staff parking sign.

Meter Parking - Short-term metered parking is also available on the streets adjacent to the Stephen M. Ross Athletic Campus. There is a two hour limit and we do not recommend parking there.

Visitors should be aware that the handicapped-accessible, faculty/staff designations, metered parking, and loading zones are enforced at all times. Failure to obey posted signs and regulations may result in ticket(s). The University of Michigan is not responsible for tickets nor will University of Michigan pay for or refund any fines from tickets.

The Athletics Career Center can not be responsible for parking violation tickets.

Shipping for the Career Events

SHIPPING INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPANY DISPLAY MATERIALS

BEFORE THE FAIR:

Please review shipping instructions in the Career Events notification. Every package, box or carton must be clearly labeled with the Company Name.

If you have questions related to shipping items, please call Cody Riffle Cell: 419-360-6008

Please make sure boxes and displays are properly marked with your company name for easy identification!

Please note:

If you would like materials or packages shipped back, you must provide the labels for return shipping and it must be prepaid. U of M Facilities will not ship anything at our own expense. Preferred method of shipping is through UPS.

More details will be provided during the event announcement.

Companies can ship directly to the Operation center

1520 South Sate St. 48109

Please make sure boxes and displays are properly marked with your company name for easy identification!

AFTER THE EVENT:

If you would like materials or packages shipped back, you must provide the labels for return shipping and it must be prepaid.  U of M Facilities will not ship anything at our own expense.  Preferred method of shipping is through UPS.

The address that shipments will be shipped from is:

1520 South State St 48109

Ann Arbor MI.