Career and Student Employment Services

WMU Career and Student Employment Services has moved our operations to a virtual format. If you are in need of a resume review, please submit it to and we will return your reviewed resume within 3 business days. For anything else career-related, you can set up a phone appointment with a Career Development Specialist via WMU Handshake. If you have questions about activating your Handshake account or making appointments, please call Career and Student Employment Services at (269) 387-2745.
  • Resume critique
  • Cover letter writing
  • Practice interviewing
  • Internship and job searches
  • Networking advice
  • Handshake navigation

Career services events

About us

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

Employers may also create Handshake accounts to connect with College of Engineering and Applied Sciences students and alumni.


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

Contact us

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 MBA, 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, M.A.
Career Development Specialist
Office: (269) 387-2745
Email Julie Carr