The Charles and Lynn Zhang Career Center, housed in Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business, facilitates career exploration and professional development for business students through innovative programming and advising. We are dedicated to cultivating dynamic and intentional relationships with employers on a local, national and global level. Through career fairs, networking events and business career conversations students are able to connect with employers and secure professional externships, internships and employment opportunities.
To empower students to launch successful careers through partnerships with employers, alumni, faculty, staff and registered student organizations.
Our core values and goals
Proactively assess the needs of students and employers to continuously improve advising and programming initiatives.
Remain on the cutting edge of relevant employment trends, labor laws, and best practices of college recruiting and career development.
Collaborate with faculty, employers, alumni and student organizations to engage students in the professional development process.
Build unique, long-term employer relationships that result in meaningful educational and employment partnerships.
Serve as ambassadors for employers to understand and promote their distinct corporate culture and employment needs to students.
Be nationally recognized as a leader in experiential programming through the Business Externship Program.