Business Externship Program

What is a business externship?

  • For more information, select the link that applies to you:A career exploration opportunity that connects business students with mentors, many of whom are WMU alumni
  • An unpaid opportunity, similar to 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 to them. The test program ran in 2009 with four students in the field. The program has run in full scale since 2010. The 2013 externship group was the largest to date with 105 externs participating in 175 externship opportunities at 44 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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