Meet Our 2015-16 Premier Partners

Through their contributions, time and expertise, premier partners support Western Michigan University's Zhang Career Center by sponsoring a variety of career education programs and events that help our students launch their first professional career. Please visit their websites to learn more about exciting career opportunities with our premier partners.

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Platinum Premier Partners

SC Johnson

Since 1886, SC Johnson has grown from a small parquet flooring company in Racine, Wisconsin, to a thriving global SC Johnson logoenterprise with products in virtually every country around the world. Here are a few steps along the way. We're proud to be recognized for innovation, sustainability, being a great place to work and more. Recent awards include being ranked number 10 on Great Place to Work® Institute’s inaugural Top 25 World's Best Multinational Workplaces List.

Bayer HealthCareBayer logo

Bayer HealthCare is a globally operating company with sites on all five continents. Approximately 55,300 people work for the Bayer subgroup in more than 100 countries at all stages of the value-added chain. 

Meet Bethany Webb, supply chain intern with Bayer

C. H. Robinson

C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc., one of the world's largest third party logistics companies, has been named the #1 3PL by the readers of Inbound Logistics through iyd annual Top 10 3PL Excellence Awards.CH Robinson logo

This is the second year in a row that C.H. Robinson has been named the #1 3PL in Inbound Logistics and continues the trend of major awards the company has received in 2012. Fortune magazine named C.H. Robinson a "World's Most Admired Company" for the third straight year. In 2011, Anheuser-Busch named C.H. Robinson its Non-Asset Based Carrier of the Year.

Meet Derek Sellenraad, transportation sales representative

Kellogg Company - HCoB Career Center "Premier Partner of the Year" 2014-15Kellogg's logoStryker logo

Driven to enrich and delight the world through foods and brands that matter, Kellogg Company (NYSE: K) is the world's leading producer of cereal, second largest producer of cookies and crackers and - through the May 2012 acquisition of the iconic Pringles® business - the world's second largest savory snacks company. In addition, Kellogg is a leading producer of frozen foods.


FORTUNE Magazine named Stryker among the “World's Most Admired Companies” for the eleventh consecutive year.
This year, Stryker moved up two spots from #3 and tied with St. Jude Medical for the #1 spot in the medical equipment industry.

American Axle ManufacturingAAM logo

American Axle Manufacturing is a leading, Tier-One global automotive supplier of driveline and drive train systems and related components for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles. AAM is a multi-billion dollar company with more than 30 locations around the globe serving more than 100 customers on five continents.

Gold Premier Partners

Coyote Logistics

Coyote Logistics logoIf you've been reading Crain's, you've seen a lot of mentions of Coyote Logistics. The Chicago-based shipping firm more than doubled its employees to 1,000 in the past year and expects revenue to grow from $585 million last year to nearly $1 billion in 2012-13.

The company is already the fastest-growing in the Chicago area, according to Crain's Fast 50 list and growth like that sets them up to repeat next year.

Meet Jillian Gralewski, Coyote Logistics

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BusinessWeek Magazine has repeatedly named Enterprise as one of the “50 Best Places To Launch A Career” based on compensation, rapid advancement and best training programs. According to the article, “Enterprise provides a clear road to the top … with a unique training opportunity for entry-level hires. After a year, promotions nearly always follow.”


Meijer is a leading supercenter located in five states throughout the Midwest, with nearly 200 stores and more than  Meijer logo60,000 employees. As a multi-billion dollar retailer, Meijer is ranked as the 18th largest privately held company in the  country, as well as one of the top 75 most reputable companies in the United States by Forbes Magazine.

Raise your standards and join the pride, passion and competitive spirit that have made Meijer an innovative retailer since 1934. Going beyond brick and mortar, Meijer is recognized for promoting healthy habits to team members by the American Heart Association.

James Koenig, merchandising and marketing intern

 Eaton logoEaton

 Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 101,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit