Career and Student Employment Services at Western Michigan University will guide you through the decision making process as you seek to reach your career goals. Our staff and services will assist you in the following five stages of the career development process:
- Assess your values, interests, skills, and personality to determine your career choices. Use FOCUS career assessment to guide you.
- Explore academic majors and career paths through internships, volunteering, and talking with professionals. Use FOCUS and O'Net to guide your career exploration.
- Develop job specific and professional skills through on-campus employment, part-time jobs, internships, volunteering, service learning and leadership. Use BroncoJOBS, Going Global and other resources to identify opportunities.
- Search for jobs by preparing your resume and portfolio, attending career fairs and workshops. Identify mentors, utilize our advisors and meet WMU alumni. Use WMU's Career Development Guide, job search, national and international career exploration tools to get ready for your job search.
- Manage your career for life through membership in professional and alumni organizations, community activities, and networking. Use LinkedIn to stay professionally connected, and take advantage our alumni information page.
Important information about BroncoJOBS: WMU will be transitioning to Handshake software to manage BroncoJOBS in May 2015. The new BroncoJOBS interface is customized for your academic profile and interests. The platform includes a mobile app for easy access to internships, jobs and campus events. All students and recent alumni will have access to Handshake's modern and intuitive features. The platform will be available in May and you will receive an e-mail inviting you to join Handshake. In the meantime, save any BroncoJOBS documents (resumes, cover letters, writing samples,etc.) to your devices. Documents uploaded on the current system will not be available after June 1, 2015.
Create an account in BroncoJOBS to post your reviewed resume and apply for internships and jobs on and off campus.
Use Big Interview to learn and practice your interviewing skills whether you are preparing for a job or a graduate school interview. Choose from the fast track or mastery programs and from thousands of questions from different industries and competencies. (Alumni wanting to use Big Interview should call (269) 387-2745 for an access code.)
Use FOCUS career assessment to assess your interests and match them with WMU majors and careers.
Career Development Guide includes everything you need for your job search: resume, CV, and cover letter samples, interview guidelines, career fair tips, reference lists, salary negotiation advice, and information on grad school preparation.
Going Global contains career guides for over 30 countries and 44 US cities, H1B database, and worldwide job and internship listings.
Use O'Net to to find out which jobs fit your interests and skills, explore growth occupations, research what it takes to get your dream job, and find salary data.