Zhang Career Center

People shaking hands in career center

Western Michigan University food and consumer package goods marketing graduates are employed with some of the leading companies in diverse fields such as sales, wholesale and distribution, information technology, data analytics and retail management.

Zhang Career Center at the Haworth College of Business, located in 3020 Schneider Hall, facilitates career exploration and professional development through innovative programming and advising, empowering Western Michigan University business students with skills to launch satisfying careers.


BUS 1750: Business Enterprise

Includes orientation to:

  • Zhang Career Center services and programs.
  • BroncoJobs.
  • Career planning using Focus.

Business Externship Program

Apply for a one- to three-day experience to shadow a professional mentor (often an alumnus or alumna). By exploring a business career and work environment, students explore a business major and begin networking early in their academic careers. Students attend a professional development workshops before and after the externship experience. To learn about the program and application process, students should review the information about the business externship program.

Career advising

Students may drop in or call to schedule an appointment to see a career advisor about choosing a major, conducting an internship or job search, creating or updating a resume or cover letter, preparing for an interview, or to discuss how to accept or decline a job offer. Drop-in hours

Career events

  • Business Career Day
  • Practice Interview Day
  • Business Career Day
  • ISM Career Night, Food Marketing Career Night, Sales and Business Marketing Career Night
  • WMU Career Fair
  • Food Marketing Pre-Conference
  • Business Internship Panel



BroncoJobs provides online access to internship and professional job openings, resume books, calendar of career programs, on-campus interviews, and employer contact information. Log in through GoWMU to activate an account. Then, students and recent alumni may upload and publish a resume for employers to review, apply for positions, RSVP for career programs, and sign up for on-campus interviews.

On-campus interviewing

Employers schedule recruiting visits primarily from September through November and January through April. Students may be invited to interview with an employer during a career event or sign up to interview through BroncoJobs. Students who keep their major, GPA, expected graduation date and resume updated on BroncoJobs receive email alerts about job and interview opportunities.