Business Externship Program

What is a business externship?

  • A career exploration opportunity that connects Western Michigan University business students 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

2020 sponsors

Our sponsors make the Business Externship Program possible. For information on Business Externship Program 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

Throughout my experience as a first-year student I was amazed with all of the majors offered by the Haworth College of Business and did not know which one to pick. When I heard of the Business Externship Program, I knew I needed to participate so I could explore all of different areas of business. I applied to the program and received my matches with Enterprise Holdings, Coyote Logistics and E&J Gallo Winery. I was filled with excitement and curiosity that I would be exploring sales, marketing, and management fields. All three of these externships were unique, so I could evaluate each industry and company culture to figure out which work environment would best fit me. I grew stronger relationships by networking with company recruiters, developed my professionalism skills and gained a better understanding of different business fields. I was able to walk away from these experiences knowing I wanted to pursue my passion in marketing.
—Lexi Payne, Marketing Major