Memphis Career Preparation Academy

You've Taken on College -- Now Connect to Your Career.

If you're like most students, you want to land your dream job after graduation. However, career planning shouldn't begin after you earn your degree. Career preparation should take place throughout your college experience, beginning with your first semester on campus. And there's no time like the present to define your future!

The Memphis Career Preparation Academy (MCPA) is here to help UofM freshmen and transfer students become "Tiger Talent Ready" and make the most of their college experience. We'll teach you how to take the necessary steps to get ahead and gain the skills and experiences employers are seeking.

Planning for your career is a big step, but you don't have to do it alone. Prepare for the long run and gain career guidance on the road to and through college at MCPA!

Our Mission

Engage students in experiences to help them make educated and purposeful choices about majors and careers.

Our Purpose

To help students reach graduation and improve employability upon entering the workforce.

Our Goals for Students

  • Understand the importance of and engage in career planning activities
  • Choose a career path and declare an aligning major
  • Utilize campus resources to support your major and career path
  • Develop skills and experiences for employment

Further, the Memphis Career Preparation Academy supports the current University of Memphis Complete to Compete (C2C) initiative by encouraging students to:

  • Commit to a major (and early)
  • Use advising resources
  • Gain practical experience
  • Get involved