Internships are an important part of the ISM program. Internship experience is frequently a key factor in obtaining a full time position after graduation. Internships allow students to find out which aspect of supply management (e.g. purchasing, production, logistics, etc.) they are interested in and also the type of company they would like to work for after graduation. Many employers prefer to make job offers to students they have been able to evaluate through an internship experience.
Internships provide students with opportunities to apply the knowledge they have gained through their coursework. In addition, students with internship experiences usually gain more from their ISM courses because of their real-world experience, frequently making valuable contributions to the classroom experience of other ISM students.
To take full advantage of internship opportunities, students should:
- Contact the Haworth College of Business career center for a resume critique.
- Post an up-to-date resume on BroncoJobs.
- Join the ISM email list, which is used to post internship opportunities, by sending an email message to email@example.com.
- Prepare for and attend WMU career fairs, scheduled in October and February.