Zhang Career Center

  • Two business students in the career center with the Zhang Career Center sign in the background.

    Zhang Career Center

    WMU business students have access to a multitude of resources to prepare for launching their careers.

  • Two women shaking hands at career fair. One is a student and one is a recruiter.

    Career Fairs

    Students attend career fairs throughout their years at WMU to find internships and land their first professional positions.

  • Students in conference room participating in a SPuRS workshop.


    Participating in workshops such as Bring Your "A" Game to Work helps students become career ready while fulfilling requirements for the SPuRS program.

The Zhang Career Center at the Haworth College of Business, located in 3020 Schneider Hall, facilitates career exploration and professional development through innovative programming and advising, empowering Western Michigan University business students to launch satisfying business careers.

Career development programs

BUS 1750: Business Enterprise

Includes orientation to:

  • Zhang Career Center services and programs
  • BroncoJobs
  • 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 will 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 an alum). 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.

Career advising

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.

Career events

  • Business Career Day
  • Practice Interview Day
  • Business Career Day
  • ISM Career Night
  • Food Marketing Career Night
  • WMU Career Fair
  • Food Marketing Pre-Conference
  • Business Internship Panel

Employment services

BroncoJobs (internship postings, employers, 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 your account. Then, as a student or recent alumni, you may upload and publish a resume for employers to review, apply for positions, RSVP for career programs and sign up for on-campus interviews.

On-campus interviewing

Employers schedule recruiting visits primarily in September through November and 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.