About Us

  • Career Services by the Numbers 2016-17. 11,325 students served through career ed programming, advising, and employer engagement. Handshake: 25,191 jobs; 4,680 internships; 15,271 employers. Career education: 1,750 students in career advising; 179 workshops. Employer Engagement: 883 employers at job fairs; 149 programs with employers.
  • A photo of CSES professional staff and graduate assistants.

    CSES Staff 2017Summer

Career and Student Employment Services at Western Michigan University offers comprehensive career development and engagement between students and employers for internships and jobs. We provide career advising, assistance with resumes, cover letters, interviewing, salary negotiation, job search strategies, job fairs, campus employment. We also deliver workshops and presentations, and report on WMU graduates' career outcomes.

Our mission is to empower students to develop the skills necessary for reaching their career goals.

Our Core values

Students - Focus on students. Cultivate experiences that guide students towards academic, career, social, and lifetime success and happiness. 

Diversity and Inclusion - Advocate for an open and inclusive campus. Be mindful of the unique perspectives and lived experiences of those who do and those who do not represent the traditional majority. Actively respect the ideas, values, contributions, and perspectives of others. 

Trust and Accountability - Complete tasks with integrity, take responsibility for our actions, follow through on our commitments, and communicate respectfully about the process and outcome. 

Service - Take initiative to understand, research, and offer ethical and appropriate solutions. Represent Career and Student Employment Services and Western Michigan University positively and professionally. 

Collaboration - Utilize the unique talents and strengths of team members and partners; share ownership of the process and outcome. 

Communication - Be open, transparent, and respectful of the ideas, values, strengths, and perspectives of others. Use active listening and seek mutual understanding. 

Efficiency - Use available resources, such as data and others' expertise, to inform our decisions. Consider what is best for the whole system. Look for ways to avoid redundancy and complacency. 

Strategic Plan

2017-18 Strategic Plan for Career and Student Employment Services

Hours and Location