Business Externship Program

What is a business externship?

  • Video of The Zhang Career Center Business Externship Program
    A career exploration opportunity that connects students in Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business with mentors, many of whom are WMU alumni.
  • An unpaid opportunity that gives students a chance to explore a career of interest and mentors a chance to provide career advice to current students.


Our sponsors make the Business Externship Program possible. For information on sponsorship opportunities, email Geralyn Heystek or call (269) 387-2759.

Sponsorship Guide

Questions about the Business Externship Program?

Please contact Geralyn Heystek: Email Geralyn Heystek | (269) 387-2759

“Through the Business Externship Program, I was able to grow my skills, knowledge, connections and confidence. I participated in the E. & J. Gallo Winery externship and was able to get a feel for the industry and potential career paths I can take after graduating. It was a great way to also meet peers studying in my program and other programs within the Haworth College of Business. Externships let you see if a career path fits what you want to pursue before you even begin taking major classes! I would recommend this program for both students who are undecided on a major or who know exactly what they want in terms of a career, because the benefits are endless.”
– Katelyn Wandel