Student Talent & Recruitment

Connect with students and the campus community through a variety of partnerships.



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Buffy Nespodzany

Corporate Engagement Representative for Student Talent and Recruitment

Let us help you connect at Western Michigan University across our eight colleges and 240 academic programs. Our campus partners stand ready to assist you in Career and Student Employment Services, the Zhang Career Center in the Haworth College of Business, hundreds of Registered Student Organizations, and our offices for Multicultural Affairs, Disability Services for Students, LBGT Student Services, and Veterans Affairs. We are here to help you structure targeted recruitment activities at WMU and to facilitate mutually beneficial experiences between your organization and our students.

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Student Talent

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    Build professional pipelines, attract talent

    Student interns enhance your organization not only by providing an extra pair of hands, but they can also help fill an existing skills gap, such as enhancing your social media strategy or focusing on a specific engineering or business challenge.

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    Leading through Crisis

    Students like Kailey Brooks in the Leadership and Business Strategy program learned firsthand how to adapt in a pandemic, helping local companies elevate their brands and highlight community work.

  • Elite Students

    A new class of 22 Medallion Scholars is formally inducted into the elite group, each receiving WMU's most prestigious merit-based scholarship for undergraduates—valued at $60,000.

  • Launching Success

    Through a new partnership with United Airlines, called Aviate, students will get a fast track to their career.

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    Powerful Performance

    WMU dance major Hayley Midea won the prestigious Maggie Allesee Choreography Award, which recognizes excellence among Michigan choreographers.