Haworth College of Business
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5470 USA
In her role as career advisor, Heystek's previous experience as an academic advisor provides depth to her one-on-one work with students as they explore career pathways and make career-related decisions. In addition to resume, cover letter and interview preparation duties, she is certified to administer and interpret the MBTI Type Indicator and Strong Interest Inventory assessments. She enjoys developing new ways to deliver career information and co-teaches a career development course (U1030). Her commitment to students extends to teaching a first year experience course for pre-business students. Heystek completed the Global Career Development Certification December 2011, the Stong Interest Inventory Certification in January of 2012 and is pursuing her E-Teaching Endorsement at WMU while continuing to work on her MBTI Master Practitioner Certification.
Prior to working in the career center, Geralyn worked as an academic advisor with interests in study abroad and internships. She taught courses in the marketing department for a number of years, co-owned a fitness center and worked in inside sales. She was a faculty advisor for Phi Chi Theta, a co-ed professional business fraternity in the Haworth college of business for many years.
Professional affiliations include National Academic Advising Association, Michigan Educator and Employer Alliance, National Career Development Association, and American Counseling Association. The career advising team presented about the business externship program at the National NCDA conference in San Antonio, 2011, and two regional NACADA conferences in Illinois, 2011, and Ohio, 2012. The advising team is also working to publish an article about this model program.