The Zhang Career Center at the Haworth College of Business is located in 3020 Schneider Hall. Staff members facilitate career exploration and professional development through innovative programming and advising, empowering students to launch satisfying business careers following graduation from Western Michigan University.
Career development programs
BUS 1750: Business Enterprise
Includes orientation to:
- Zhang Career center services and programs
- Career planning using Focus
UNIV 1030: Pre-Business Career Exploration and Development
Pre-business students meet weekly and participate in activities and assignments to enhance their understanding of self, explore academic majors and associated career pathways, network with alumni and employers and develop internship search and basic interviewing skills. Students meet one-on-one with a career advisor.
Business externship program
Apply for a one- to three-day experience to shadow a professional mentor (often alumi). By exploring a business career and work environment, students explore a business major and begin networking. Students attend a Professional Development Workshop before and after the externship experience. To learn about the timeline and application, visit the business externship program online.
Drop in or call to schedule an appointment to see an advisor about choosing a major, conducting an internship or job search, creating or updating your resume or cover letter, preparing for an interview or to discuss how to accept or decline a job offer. Drop-in hours are posted on the Zhang Career Center website each semester.
- Business Career Day
- Business Internship Panel
- Food Marketing Career Night
- Food Marketing Pre-Conference
- ISM Career Night
- Practice Interview Day
- WMU Career Fair
BroncoJOBS for internship postings, employers and on-campus interviewing
BroncoJOBS provides online access to internship and professional job openings, resume books, calendar of career programs, on-campus interviews and employer contact information. Log in through GoWMU to activate an account. Students and recent alumni may upload and publish a resume for employers to review, apply for positions, RSVP for career programs and sign up for on-campus interviews.
Employers schedule recruiting visits primarily from September through November and from January through April. Students may be invited to interview with an employer during a career event or sign-up to interview through BroncoJOBS. Students who keep their major, GPA, expected graduation date and resume updated on BroncoJOBS receive email alerts about job and interview opportunities.