Zhang Career Center

  • A student is handing in their resume to the Zhang Career Center.

    Zhang Career Center

    The center hosts a broad array of programs each semester, ranging from career fairs to workshops and networking events.

  • A student is talking with a job recruiter at a Business Externship Program networking event.

    Student employment

    Hundreds of employers recruit Western Michigan University students through the career center.

  • Geralyn Heystak, Director of the Zhang Career Center is working with a group of students.

    Career advising

    Career advising is available to all students and new graduates entering their first professional position.

  • A mentor is helping the student go through competencies.

    Career competencies

    Career readiness offered through the center ensures you'll gain the skills most desired by employers.

  • The Business Externship Program students are grabbing a photo with Kellogg's mascot, Tony the Tiger.

    Business Externship Program

    Externships connect you with a mentor and allow you to explore a career of interest.

  • WIRED - Western Industry Research and Exploration Discussions

    WIRED - Western Industry Research and Exploration Discussions

    WIRED is a virtual, experiential learning opportunity offered by the Zhang Career Center for First-Year students.



The Zhang Career Center in the Haworth College of Business ensures that students have the skills to confidently articulate and demonstrate their career readiness to potential employers. We provide business students with resources and experiences that support their success in the work environment and collaborate with employers on hiring talent for their organizations.

Points of pride

  • More than 20,000 student interactions each year.
  • More than 1,500 students received coaching to understand how their interests relate to majors and careers.
  • Nearly 500 first-year students received a tour of the Zhang Career Center. 


Photo of student standing at desk in career center and handing papers over
  • Office hours

    The Zhang Career Center is open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Drop-in career advising

    Drop-in hours for the fall 2023 semester are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Event details and registration

Find out more about upcoming Zhang Career Center events!

Resources for students and alumni

Access career development advising, career readiness events, career fair information and more!

Resources for employers

Helping to connect employers with talent and resources is our passion! The Zhang Career Center offers opportunities to post job openings, help design a recruitment strategy, and view other employment resources.

Schedule an appointment

You can easily book an appointment with a Zhang Career Center staff member through our online portal, via phone at (269) 387-2711, or by email at careercenter-hcob@wmich.edu