Career Development

You have had great experiences in IT, now let’s translate that into a great career! In information systems, you will have many career development options. From our nationally renowned Business Externship Program to events focused on 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 business information systems student organizations. Let's work together so you can bring your tech skills to the workplace.

Video of Craft your career at WMU Haworth: Computer information systems 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.

Additionally, business information systems majors at Western Michigan University may earn credit for approved student internships. Contact the department for more information.


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Connections that hone your skills

In the Department of Business Information Systems, you will begin to build your resume on day one through your courses, which will have relevant, real-world projects that give you hands-on experiences that employers value. Those experiences increase your bandwidth as a problem solver and will be pivotal in your search for externships, internships and full-time job opportunities.

Looking for other ways to get involved? Take advantage of our student professional organizations, industry exploration, speakers and social opportunities. And if you want to join business information systems-specific organizations, consider our Bronco Cybersecurity Club or Business Analytics and Information Technology student organization.

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 Department of Business Information Systems.

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.

Muhammad Razi Quote

  • We prepare students for the dynamic work environment with vision and a love of making education better with experiential learning in IT, critical thinking and business communication. The skills you will gain through our department are essential.

    Dr. Muhammad Razi, chair, Department of Business Information Systems

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