Career and Student Employment Services

Western Michigan University's Career and Student Employment Services offers a satellite office located within the Parkview Advising Complex at E-102 Floyd Hall. Although specifically serving students within the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, this satellite office is available to all students. Drop-in career advising is especially helpful to students who are looking for help with:

  • Resume critique
  • Cover letter writing
  • Practice interviewing
  • Internship and job searches
  • Networking advice
  • Handshake navigation
For in-person appointments, please access Handshake




The Career and Student Employment Services office provides students and alumni with services and programs focusing on finding employment, exploring options and career management including:

  • Career advising
  • Career events
  • Career planning and assessment
  • Student jobs and employment
  • Internships/cooperative education

Career and Student Employment Services also partners with employers to provide career development opportunities including:

  • On-campus Employer Information Sessions
  • Industry Road Trip Series
  • Practice interview days (Employer On Duty)
  • Senior design project collaboration
  • Partnership with registered student organizations
  • Job fair preparation events
  • Research projects

If you are an employer who wants to become more involved with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences or its students and alumni, click here.


Handshake is a web-based employment service that offers a variety of online jobs including: full-time, part-time, on-campus, internships, seasonal and temporary jobs. Students can use Handshake to:

  • Search and apply for jobs and internships
  • Sign-up for on-campus interviews and events
  • Publish resumes in online resume books


Julie CarrJulie Carr joined Career and Student Employment Services in 2013 as a career development specialist. In this role, she serves as a career advisor and as the liaison to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Carr previously worked in the Chicago finance industry as well as the non-profit arena. She has a bachelor's degree in finance, an M.B.A., and a Master of Arts in counselor education counseling psychology, all from Western Michigan University. Carr enjoys sharing her real-world experience with students as they develop their academic and career pathways. Outside of work, her favorite thing to do is travel and experience new cultures.

Julie Carr, MBA, MA 
Career Development Specialist 
Office: (269) 387-2745