Event Details

B.B.A. ORIENTATIONs

B.B.A. Orientation is required for students during the semester that they are finishing their last pre-business coursework. At this event, students will have the opportunity to hear from the dean or associate dean of the college, faculty members and employers and will also complete paperwork to declare a major in business. Employers will participate in an Insider's Scoop panel, where students have the opportunity to ask questions about resumes, interviews, job search tips and any other topics they have about what they will need to do to become career ready.

  • Friday, August 31, 2018; 1 to 3 p.m.
  • Friday, November 16, 2018; 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information, email Tomika Griffin-Brown or call (269) 387-5075

Beta Alpha Psi Resume Workshop

  • Date: Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018; 6 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: Haworth College of Business

Business Bash

An event for Haworth College of Business students, Business Bash is coordinated by the Student Leadership Advisory Board and designed to welcome new and returning business students and acquaint them with student organizations, academic departments, career center and study abroad office. Stop by the career center table to pick up a career development guide and other great resources.

  • Date: Tuesday, September 18, 2018
  • Location: Schneider Hall, Ground Floor 1400 Wing 

Business Career Day

An afternoon of networking for students pursuing internships and entry level positions in business. This career fair is open to all students across campus as well as the public. Business professional dress is recommended.

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Location: Bernhard Center, Western Michigan University
  • For more information, email Erin Leigh or call (269) 387-2761

Business Externship Program poster presentations and showcase

Join former externs and employers to learn more about the Business Externship Program. Peer mentors and former externs will be available to answer questions about the application process and their experiences. Also, visit with employers who will be hosting externs this year.

  • Date and Time: TBD, Spring 2019
  • Location: 3rd Floor, Schneider Hall

BUSINESS ETIQUETTE DINNER 

  • Learn about proper dining etiquette while connecting with industry professionals - open to graduate and undergraduate business students.

  • Date and Time: TBD, Spring 2019

  • Location: Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University

  • For more information, email Bob Stewart or call (269) 387-2730

CAREER FAIR PREP EVENT

A keynote speaker will present business students with advice about what to do at a career fair and HOW to achieve your career fair goals. Followed by breakout sessions covering topics related to job/internship search and personal branding.

  • Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

  • Location: Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University

    Check-In 3:30 p.m.
    Keynote 4 - 4:25 p.m.
    Internship Panel 4:30 - 5 p.m.
    Breakout No. 1 5:05 - 5:30 p.m.
    Breakout No. 2 5:35 - 6 p.m.
    Pizza and Networking 6 p.m.

Finance Career Night

  • A night of networking for students pursuing internships and entry level positions with a focus in finance. Hear from industry professionals representing different career paths in the finance industry, followed by networking.
  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018; 5:30 to 8 p.m.
  • Location: Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University
  • For more information, email Erin Leigh or call (269) 387-2761

ISM Career Night Sponsored by General Motors

  • A night of networking for students pursuing internships and entry level positions in supply chain management. Attend employer presentations and network with supply chain companies.
  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018; 5 to 8:30 p.m. Some employers will schedule on-campus interviews for Wednesday, Sept. 19 in the Zhang Career Center.
  • Location: Bernhard Center, Western Michigan University
  • Students: View event details and view registered employers
  • Employers: Event and registration details
  • For more information, email Erin Leigh or call (269) 387-2761

IT CAREER Night

IT Career Night is a professional development and networking event for students interested in information technology. Attend a keynote address delivered by an IT professional and network with employers interested in hiring our business information systems students.

Linkedin Photo Shoot

  • Date: Thursday, September 13, 2018; 10am - 6pm
  • Location: Schneider Hall 2150 (The Dean's conference room)

MBA PANEL

This panel discussion with MBA alumni from the Haworth College of Business

MAJOR MATCH-UP

  • Major Match-Up is an event for all students wishing to explore Haworth College of Business Majors. A student could explore two majors each evening with senior level students who are knowledgeable and engaged. Students will be able to learn what it takes to be successful in the major, what the coursework is like, who the faculty are, which employers come to campus to hire students for internships and/or full time positions in this major, which organizations are aligned with the major, which events are best to attend, and any other questions that you may have. THIS IS A PEER TO PEER EVENT, designed to provide information to first and second year students who are exploring options in order to select a major.
  • Dates and Times: Monday, November 12, 13 and 14, 2018; 5 to 6 p.m.
  • Location: Schneider Hall, Ground Floor
  • For more information, email Geralyn Heystek or call (269) 387-2711

Marketing, Food/Sales Marketing Career Night Sponsored by ethos group

This networking event is for students pursuing internships and entry-level professional positions in sales. 

  • Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018; 5-8pm
  • Location: Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University

Meet the Firms with Beta Alpha Psi

This event acquaints new and returning accountancy students with the accounting firms actively recruiting WMU students. Coordinated by Beta Alpha Psi.

Practice Interview Day

  • An event that assists business students practice their interview skills for the upcoming recruiting season. Students meet with an employer for a 40-minute, one-on-one appointment to receive feedback. Space is limited; students must sign up on BroncoJobs for an appointment.
  • Date and Time: Friday, September 28, 2018; 9 a.m to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Zhang Career Center, Haworth College of Business, 3020 Schneider Hall
  • For more information, email Erin Leigh or call (269) 387-2761

RESUME CRITIQUE DAY 

An event that assists business students in editing their professional documents for the upcoming recruiting season. Students meet with an for employer a 30-minute, one-on-one appointment to receive resume feedback. Space is limited; sign up for an appointment on Handshake.

  • Date and Time: September 21, 2018; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Location: Zhang Career Center, Haworth College of Business Career Center, 3020 Schneider Hall

  • For more information, email Jennifer Palmatier or call (269) 387-2729

RESUME REVAMP!

An opportunity for business students to drop off a resume in order to receive written recommendations for improvement, within three days. Further details will be provided regarding the process at the time of drop-off.

  • Dates: September 10-28, 2018
  • Location: Zhang Career Center, Haworth College of Business, 3020 Schneider Hall

WMU Career Fair 2019

Companies from various industries from southwest Michigan, throughout the state and across the nation will attend the fair to promote their organizations and recruit WMU candidates for internship, co-op, part-time and full-time positions.

  • Date: Thursday, Feb. 9, 2019, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Bernhard Center, Western Michigan University
  • Please note, this event is organized by WMU Career and Student Employment Services. For more information regarding WMU Career Fair 2017, please contact Career and Student Employment Services at (269) 387-2745.

Women IN LEADERSHIP

  • Date: TBD
  • Location:TBD
  • Students: Information TBD
  • For more information, call (269) 387-2711.