Career Development

You have big ambitions that fuel big dreams. Let us help you level up your professional presence with our wide-ranging career development options. From our nationally renowned Business Externship Program to courses in personal and professional branding, you can participate in innovative curricular and co-curricular programs, as well as work with advisors, alumni and professors to develop your professional skills.

And it doesn’t stop there: At the Zhang Career Center, you have opportunities to attend career-related events and participate in the food marketing student organization. Let’s work together so you can bring your A-game to the world.

Video of Craft your career at WMU Haworth: Food and consumer package goods marketing major

Target your dreams right at the center

Whether you’re in the general exploratory phase, looking for a business externship or an internship, or ready to search for a job, we’ve got you covered. 

Career advisors are available by appointment or during drop-in hours and will also provide information on career development events and resources. 

You’ll also have access to Handshake, WMU’s employment website. You’ll be able to set up an account, publish your resume and view internship and full-time job opportunities, among other career-related activities. 

Food marketing majors at Western Michigan University can earn credit for approved student internships. Contact the department for more information.


Group of students at the Food Marketing Conference

Connections that hone your skills

Connect with the food marketing network of alumni and students though professional and social programming! You will be able to tap into opportunities with leading food and consumer packaged goods firms through the Food Marketing Conference, hiring events and student organization events. Looking for other ways to get involved? Take advantage of our industry exploration, speakers and social opportunities. And if you want to join food marketing-specific organizations, consider joining our Food Marketing Association

Get involved, make friends and hone your skills all at the same time!

Getting linked in to WMU Haworth

All students should consider using social media as a professional resource. Join the WMU Haworth College of Business on LinkedIn to network with other students, alumni, employers and friends of both the college and the food marketing program.

If you’re looking for helpful tips on how to best approach and manage your social media from a professional point of view, Career and Student Employment Services offers a social media management guide.

Alumni success stories