Faculty and Staff

  • Planning to include a career education topic in your class or group, bring in a Career Development Specialist to help deliver the content.

  • Career and Student Employment Services can help connect faculty and staff to Employers for for practice interview sessions, resume review sessions, job fair preparation, and general class and group presentations.

Encourage use of career services on campus

Students are more likely to attend events and use career services when you encourage them. We appreciate your support in promoting the following services:

Classroom tools and career advising resources

Our professional staff and graduate student staff can be a resource as you develop syllabus topics, assignments, and student learning outcomes related to career planning. Below are resources to support in-class and out-of-classroom learning.

FOCUS career assessment

Simple, free, immediate feedback on a student’s values, interests, skills, and personality; includes a customized action plan.

Career Development Guide 

Comprehensive guide to all things career; includes sample resumes by academic college and major-specific examples. Available in print or online. Call (269) 387-2745 to have copies mailed to you on campus.

Standard chronological resume template

Foundational resume which includes essential information.

Internship Catalog

Organized by WMU majors, the catalog provides listings of sites where WMU students have interned recently (listing only, not intended as an endorsement).

Waldo Library Career Resources

Databases, articles, career information, resume and interview guides, and company information organized in one spot.

Request a Career Services presentation

Graduate and student staff are available to present on general career topics; professional staff present on industry or major specific topics.

Request an employer presentation

Request an employer presentation to have an employer speak about a career topic, conduct practice interviews, or discuss their culture, hiring process, and opportunities.

Post-Graduation Activity Report

Learn where Broncos go after graduation. The report includes industries, salaries, and job titles.

Sample checklists for class assignments

Interacting with employers

Western Michigan University is a member of NACE. The resources below are provided by NACE for its member institutions. Please look at the Faculty Guide to Legal and Ethical Standards in Student Hiring - your guide to interacting with employers. If you have questions about what you should and should not do, please contact Career and Student Employment Services or the University Counsel.

Faculty and staff are sometimes contacted directly by employers seeking the “best and brightest” students to fill job openings, apply for scholarships, or participate in programs. We encourage you to refer all such contacts to our office. We strive to meet the employers’ request while also adhering to the appropriate employment guidelines for equal access to employment. 

Employers as guest presenters or lecturers

Employers would like to visit your classes to speak about topics relevant to your class content. If you are interested in having one or more employers visit your class, contact us. We encourage the use of alumni in this role.

Employer site visits/development

Career and Student Employment Services visits employers to discuss their need for college-educated talent; student qualifications and skills for internships; and building university-employer relations. Let us know if you would like to accompany us on an employer visit, or if you have an employer you would like us to add to our mailing lists.

Employer information sessions

Some employers schedule information sessions to discuss their organization with students, faculty, and staff. Our office can make arrangements; however, the visit is more impactful if we can partner with faculty or staff.

Serving as a reference for students