Business Externship Program

What is a business externship?

  • A career exploration opportunity that connects Western Michigan University business students with mentors, many of whom are WMU alumni
  • An unpaid opportunity that gives students a chance to explore a career of interest and mentors a chance to provide career advice to current students

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Externship history

The Business Externship Program was created so pre-business students (typically students in their first and second year) can explore careers of interest. The test program ran in 2009 with four students in the field. The program has run in full scale since 2010. The 2014 externship group was the largest to date with 115 externs participating in 220 externship opportunities at 47 companies. Take a look at our 2017 Business Externship Program catalog to see which companies participated last year. Many thanks to our very valued alumni and employer partners. 

2016-17 sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who make the Business Externship Program possible.

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For more information on sponsorship opportunities, download and print our sponsorship handout.

Questions about the Business Externship Program?

Please contact Geralyn Heystek: Email Geralyn Heystek | (269) 387-2759