Engage on campus

Engage with WMU students through the following programs

Questions? Contact the Employer Engagement Team at career-recruiting@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2745.

Employer Career Chat Kiosk

  • Employers may use the Career Chat Kiosk to brand their company on campus, provide information about their organization and culture, and promote available job opportunities to students.
  • Outdoor sessions will take place near Sangren plaza; indoor sessions will take place on the main level of the Bernhard Center (WMU student union) outside the Cafe.
  • The kiosk is available for use any day of the week, and is generally scheduled between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  The cost is $125 per session.
  • Employer kiosk visits are promoted to students through BroncoJOBS, WMU's job portal, and collateral will be posted on student information boards and TVs in building lobbies. 
  • Employers may give away approved items, water/food, etc., and may also play approved games or trivia with students. 
  • Please note that the Kiosk may not be used for any type of fundraising per WMU policy.  No items may be sold from the unit.

Request a Career Chat Kiosk session

Engineering Employer Information Sessions

  • Information sessions are two hours in length and give employers the opportunity to present directly to engaged engineering students.  
  • Presentation formats vary, but generally the following is discussed:  Company history and culture, products/services designed or manufactured, available job opportunities, career path options, what competencies or skill set is sought in candidates, how to apply for positions, and address general student questions. 
  • Employers should plan to present/engage with students for the full two hours.
  • Sessions cost $250 and includes career services reserving space, session marketing to students, parking for employer representatives, food/beverages for students at session, and assistance with set up and student check in.
  • Information sessions are held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, from 4 to 6 p.m.  Employers arrive at 3:30 p.m. to receive a parking pass and set up the presentation room by 4 p.m.  

Request an Engineering Employer Information Session

Engineering Employer Lobby Spotlight program

  • Participating in the Engineering Employer Lobby Spotlight program at the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences/Floyd Hall provides an opportunity for casual interaction and information sharing between employers and students.  
  • Lobby tables are provided at no cost and may be reserved on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.
  • All sessions take place between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Please arrive at 10:30 a.m. to receive a parking pass and set up by 11 a.m.
  • Tables are located on the first floor main lobby near the entrance of the DENSO Commons Parkview Cafe.

Request an Engineering Employer Lobby Spotlight

On-campus interviewing

  • Request an interview schedule through Handshake.
  • Manage your interview schedule through Handshake.
  • Interviews may be conducted Monday through Friday,  between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., based on availability. 

  • Interviews are conducted in Ellsworth Hall on main campus (west campus), in the Career and Student Employment Services offices. 
  • Students can register for interviews using Handshake, WMU's student job portal.
  • Parking is provided for employer representatives. 

Request On-Campus Interviewing space

Information table at Bernhard Center (WMU student union)

  • Having an information table provides an opportunity for casual interaction and information sharing between employers and students.
  • Information tables at the Bernhard Center-BHC are available to employers at no cost when reserved through Career and Student Employment Services. 
  • Tables are located on the lower level of the BHC and are available between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • The Bernhard Center requires that all requests are submitted at least three full business days before the desired visit date.
  • After a request is received, a member of the employer engagement team will submit it on the employer's behalf to the BHC.
  • When our staff receives confirmation from the BHC staff, we will send you parking information and BHC information table rules and guidelines.

Request a Bernhard Center Information Table

Connecting with students and faculty

  • Contact Buffy Nespodzany, Assistant Director for Employer Relations, at (269) 387-2745 or buffy.m.nespodzany@wmich.edu to learn about available Smart Hire Employer Partner Programs and discuss how to maximize your recruiting effort, branding and engagement at WMU. 
  • Participate in our job fairs and next day interviewing events.
  • Engage with students through networking and information sessions. Contact our Employer Engagement Team to get started: (269) 387-2745 or career-recruiting@wmich.edu
  • We can assist with:
    -Reserving student engagement on campus
    -Referring you to relevant WMU student organization(s), faculty and staff
    -Promoting employer visits to students on Handshake and events calendar

Questions? Contact the Employer Engagement Team at career-recruiting@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2745.