Career & Education Counseling

The Center for the Education of Women assists hundreds of women and men each year as they make decisions about their futures. The comprehensive counseling program supports exploration of educational and career interests within the context of relationships and life circumstances.

Our professionally trained and experienced counselors work within a developmental framework to help women and men consider their options, make informed choices, and both define and resolve problems, while focusing on issues of achieving balance between work and family.

To schedule an appointment, stop in at CEW or call 734-764-6360. Because counseling appointments go very quickly and are scheduled by numerous people, it works best if you call our office directly so we have the most current availability in front of us. There is no charge for counseling appointments, which are available to anyone, whether affiliated with the University or not. If this is your first appointment, you will be scheduled for an intake appointment to fill out paperwork, and a counseling appointment immediately following. Please pay attention to the details you will receive in your appointment reminder email, as CEW's policy is to cancel an appointment if you are late for your intake. After your appointment you will have the opportunity to complete a brief satisfaction survey.

***Note: Due to intrastate licensure issues, we are not currently able to offer phone appointments to those living outside of the state of Michigan. We recommend that you look in your local area for resources on career and education.

What happens in a counseling appointment?

While there is no "typical" appointment, the list below can give you an idea of the concerns our participants tend to discuss in a counseling appointment at CEW.

  • goals clarification
  • feedback on resumes, cover letters, application materials, etc.
  • how to start a job search
  • educational goals
  • how to return to college or graduate school
  • work/life/family balance issues

Counseling appointments are limited to once a month, unless previously agreed upon with your counselor.

CEW’s integrated approach includes workshops and programs, a library with circulating materials and other services.

Who uses CEW’s counseling service?

CEW's counseling services are open to all community members and University of Michigan students, faculty and staff. Our counseling services have been used effectively by all kinds of people – from executives to entrepreneurs, from faculty to non-traditional returning students, to community members experiencing mid-life transitions.

Location and Parking

CEW is located at 330 E. Liberty Street, in the Michigan Square building.  We are very close to the intersection of S. Division and Liberty. 

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Directions to CEW

Look for the blue U-M Center for the Education of Women awning outside our building; CEW's entrance is at the top of the exterior stairs. Parking is available in the newly constructed underground Library lot with entrances on both Division and Fifth Avenue, as well as the parking structure on 4th & William, or the Maynard parking structure located between Thompson and Maynard Street just off of E. Liberty. 

To access the elevator, please use the entrance at the northwest corner of the building and use the outside intercom to buzz for CEW.