Giving Opportunities

Video of Haworth College of Business Career Readiness

With your investment in career readiness programming at the Haworth College of Business, you will impact students throughout their college years, from the first year until graduation. Student success is our focus. Your gift to the Career Readiness Discretionary Fund will go to support student development activities such as:

  • Bring Your "A-Game" to Work
    • A workshop series designed to help students clarify, define, apply and articulate the seven "A-behaviors" of work ethic: Attitude, Attendance, Appearance, Ambition, Accountability, Acceptance and Appreciation. Workshop activities adapted from the Center for Work Ethic Development.
  • Business Etiquette Dinner
    • Students learn about proper dining etiquette while connecting with industry professionals–open to undergraduate and graduate business students.
  • Business Externship Program
    • A career exploration opportunity that connects WMU business undergraduates with mentors, many of whom are WMU alumni.
  • Gallup Strengths Assessment and Coaching
    • An assessment tool and coaching sessions supporting business students' identification of their top 5 CliftonStrengths. The process helps guide students in developing and applying their unique talents to win at work–and everywhere else.
  • Mock Career Fairs
    • A stress-free way for business students to prepare for upcoming career fairs. Student participants will receive feedback on their professional dress, 30-second pitch and overall professional networking strategies.
  • Women in Leadership Events
    • Experienced industry professionals interact with business students, providing dynamic discussions related to the importance of collectively supporting and promoting gender equity and equality in the workplace.
  • Evolving Needs
    • Our needs are as varied as our students, and we often must adapt to have the greatest impact on our student populations.

Interested in giving opportunities?

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Naming and sponsorship opportunities are available to interested corporations and individuals. Contact Dr. Devrim Yaman, associate dean for undergraduate programs, at (269) 387-5068 for further information.

If you would like to explore sharing your talents with business students through an event highlighting these topics, please contact Geralyn Heystek, director of the Zhang Career Center.

Time and talent

We are always looking for alumni or friends of the college who have interest in contributing their time and expertise in supporting career readiness. We are actively seeking those who wish to connect with business students surrounding these eight topics:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Oral and written communications
  • Teamwork and collaboration
  • Digital technology
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism and work ethic
  • Career management
  • Global and intercultural fluency