About the Zhang Career Center

The Zhang Career Center at the Haworth College of Business empowers learners to launch successful business careers by engaging them in innovative programming focused on professional readiness, while developing partnerships with global, regional and local leaders who hire students. As pioneers in career readiness programs and experts in customer service, staff members in the career center strive to meet the needs of all students and employers.

Career Readiness 

Career readiness programming provides students opportunities to make professional connections that support their career goals. We work collaboratively with our faculty, staff and administrators to ensure that students work toward employability skills identified by The National Association of Colleges and Employers as most desired by employers. By gaining these skills, students have the competence and confidence to be successful in the business world and transition seamlessly from college to career.

Career and Self Development: Proactively develop oneself and one's career through continual personal and professional learning, awareness of one's strengths and weaknesses, navigation of career opportunities, and networking to build relationships within and without one's organization.

Communication: Clearly and effectively exchange information, ideas, facts, and perspectives with persons inside and outside of an organization.

Critical Thinking: Identify and respond to needs based upon an understanding of situational context and logical analysis of relevant information.

Equity and Inclusion: Demonstrate the awareness, attitude, knowledge, and skills required to equitably engage and include people from different local and global cultures. 

Leadership: Recognize and capitalize on personal and team strengths to achieve organizational goals.

Professionalism: Knowing work environments differ greatly, understand and demonstrate effective work habits, and act in the interest of the larger community and workplace.

Teamwork: Build and maintain collaborative relationships to work effectively towards common goals, while appreciating diverse viewpoints and shared responsibilities. 

Technology: Understand and leverage technologies ethically to enhance efficiencies, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.