Business Externship Program

What is a business externship?

  • A career exploration opportunity that connects business students with mentors, many of whom are WMU alumni
  • An unpaid opportunity, which may include a job shadow, that gives students a chance to explore a career of interest and mentors a chance to provide career advice to current students

Externship history

The Business Externship Program was created so pre-business students (typically students in their first and second year) can explore careers of interest. The test program ran in 2009 with four students in the field. The program has run in full scale since 2010. The 2014 externship group was the largest to date with 108 externs participating in 200 externship opportunities at 47 companies. Take a look at our 2014 BEP catalog to see who participated last year. Many thanks to our very valued alumni and employer partners. 

2013-14 sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who make the Business Externship Program possible.

Bronco Gold

      Photo of Dow Chemical Logo        


Bronco Silver

 Logo for VandenBosch Capital Management of Raymond James

Bronco Bronze



For more information on sponsorship opportunities, download and print our sponsorship handout.

Questions about the Business Externship Program?

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