How to Hire Integrated Supply Management Broncos

Western Michigan University's integrated supply management program is highly competitive and nationally recognized. Each year the program produces approximately 100 graduates who are ready to work on day one. Our integrated supply management graduates are in demand, and many students begin their senior year with job offers in hand.

The Zhang Career Center is available to help employers connect with students, faculty, staff and administration. 

For more information, call (269) 387-2729 or email Jennifer Palmatier.

Getting Started

The first step to recruiting at WMU is to create a Handshake account. For instructions or more information, visit Handshake Frequently Asked Questions or call (269) 387-2745.

handshake logo

Interact with Integrated Supply Management Broncos

There are a number of ways you can connect with integrated supply management students throughout the year:

  • ISM Interview Workshop—A prep event for ISM Career Night where supply chain professionals edit resumes and provide interviewing tips. The event is held twice each year several weeks before ISM Career Night.
  • ISM Career Night—A night of networking for company representatives to interact with students pursuing internships and entry level positions in supply chain management. Employers register to attend ISM Career Night, which is held semi-annually in September and February, using Handshake.
  • Internships—Employers use their Handshake accounts to post internship and full-time job opportunities. Students publish resumes that employers may search through and view.
  • Externships—Designed for pre-business students, an externship is an unpaid, collegiate level job shadow experience. Each company is matched with a student applicant, who is assigned to a mentor (often an alum) to learn about the supply chain career field. Employers register to participate in December/January, students apply in February and most externships are completed in May.

 Other opportunities to connect

  • Student Chapters of Professional Organizations—Students participate in professional organizations involved with supply chain management.
  • Classroom presentations—Each semester, supply chain faculty invite company representatives to deliver classroom presentations on relevant supply chain topics. These presentations allow students to interact with industry professionals and give companies an opportunity to introduce students to their organizations and industries.