Program sponsors support Western Michigan University's Student Professional Readiness Series program by engaging in a variety of career readiness activities and offering events that help business students develop their professionalism and soft skills. Please visit their company websites to learn more about exciting career opportunities with SPuRS sponsors.
Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
Lacks Enterprises Inc. is a fourth generation family owned business and one of the largest privately held employers in West Michigan, headquartered in Grand Rapids. Three main business units manufacture decorative chrome trim for the automotive and appliance markets. Lacks Enterprises Inc. prides itself on its corporate citizenship,environmental stewardship and attention to its workforce through exceptional wellness programs and employee benefits.
Rocket Mortgage by Quicken Loans is obsessed with finding a better way through the creativity, innovation and transformative thinking of our leaders and team members. Quicken Loans® has the desire and ability to adapt to a changing world, but they’re known to have changed the world. They’re revolutionizing the mortgage banking industry, while developing new technology-driven ventures along with life-changing career experiences. They’re revitalizing the communities in which they live, work and play.
We’re not a stuffy, bureaucratic workplace. We’re different. We strive to make a creative, fun and collaborative environment that’s unmatched. Quicken Loans was named #1 on Essence magazine’s 10 Best Places to Work for African Americans in 2015. We’ve been on Computerworld’s 100 Best Places to Work in IT list for 14 years running, hitting #1 the last 6 years. We also ranked in the top-15 on FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2019, remaining in the top-30 for the past 16 years.
C.H. Robinson, one of the world's largest third party logistics companies, voted a top 3PL for the past eight years. Working with a diverse mix of customers—from Fortune 500 companies to startups—C.H. Robinson helps get products to consumers around the globe. With the service and dedication of more than 13,000 employees, plus a performance-driven culture and proven track record of success, C.H. Robinson has built a strong reputation as an industry leader.
A family-owned, world-class portfolio of brands. A global network that spans across more than 90 countries. Some 100,000 dedicated team members sharing common values. And more than 1.9 million vehicles taking our customers wherever they need to go. Any way you measure it, we've become a leader in the transportation service industry. How did we get here? By taking care of our customers, our communities and our employees – and staying true to our mission.
We are a company of promise and possibilities. Each day represents a fresh opportunity to share Our Vision, live Our Purpose. By being mindful and committed to these ideals, we uphold our founder’s dedication to people and their well-being. We promote an environment where we can push beyond boundaries and across borders to create foods and brands that help to fuel the best in everyone everywhere. It is this belief that brings us together and sets us apart.
With more than 225 stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin, our company continues to handle our business based on the simple philosophy that led Hendrik to start this business in the first place: "...take care of your customers, team members, and community... and all of those will take care of you, just like a family." Having been family-owned for more than 80 years, Meijer is as much about family as it is about business.
Friends of Career readiness and engagement
Individuals and companies who support career readiness and engagement in the Haworth College of Business with a monetary gift between $500 and $999 will have the opportunity to be recognized as a Friend of Career Readiness and Engagement. Company names included in this recognition will have the option to link to their business' website. Friends will be listed on both the Zhang Career Center and the SPuRS websites for the current academic year.
If you would like to explore these opportunities, please contact Danielle Field, Program Manager for the Student Professional Readiness Series.