Points of Pride

  • 100 percent student satisfaction with the Zhang Career Center.
  • 87 percent student engagement in the SPuRS program in fall 2018.
  • More than 20,078 career interactions annually (and growing).
  • 2,492 unique undergraduate student touchpoints; 65 graduate student touchpoints.
  • 94 percent of students actively engaged within three months of graduation.
  • Coached 133 students about their Gallup CliftonStrengths results through six interactive workshops.
  • WMU Assessment Excellence Collaboration Award for assessing learning outcomes for incoming students, recognizing SPuRS, the Zhang Career Center and academic advising.
  • More than 300 Business Externship company site visits by students.
  • Development of BUS 4000, Business Professionalism, the SPuRS capstone, in spring 2018.
  • Development of BUS 3000, a new business preparation course for transfer students, taught by career center staff.
  • A second place award from the MidAmerican Business Deans Association for the SPuRS program.
  • Active advisory councils for both the Zhang Career Center and SPuRS; members provide feedback from an employer perspective, shaping services and offerings.
  • An average of 120 SPuRS-approved activities in which students can participate annually to develop valuable career-related competencies.