Pillars of Engagement

pillars OF ENGAGEMENT

The pillars of engagement provide the framework for career readiness in the Haworth College of Business. Each SPuRS-approved activity is an item within this framework.

Foundational level activities — first year and sophomore year

To satisfy the Foundational Level requirements, before applying to the BBA program, students must complete a minimum of six (6) SPuRS-approved foundational level activities with two (2) from each pillar AND initiate the foundational level audit through Experience WMU.

Personal and Interpersonal Knowledge pillar

Communication - Self Awareness - Confidence - Diversity & Inclusion
  • Career Assessment & Interpretation

  • Career Pathway Discussion

  • FOCUS Assessment

  • Resume ReVamp!

  • Art of Mindful Communication Workshops

  • Business Career Day / WMU Career Fair

  • Business Externship Program - Professional Development Workshop #2

  • Haworth College of Business Speaker Series

  • Real Talk Diversity Series

  • Research Writing for Business Students Workshop

Professional Insight pillar

Major Exploration - Industry Exploration - Professional Connections
  • Business Externship Program - Extravaganza

  • Major Match-Up Event

  • Career Fair Prep - Internship Panel

  • Food Marketing Conference

  • Linked In Profile

  • ISM Career Night

  • Food Sales & Marketing Night

  • Meet the Firms

  • Finance Career Day

  • IT Forum

  • Industry Specific Panels

  • Company Research & Position Analysis

  • Financial Planning Speaker Series

Leadership and Service pillar

Social Responsibility - Initative & Work Ethic - Managing Impressions
  • Business Externship Program - Professional Development Workshop #1

  • Bronco Study Zone

  • Business College Volunteer (BUS 1000)

  • BroncoJOBS Profile

  • 5 P's of Presenting Professionally Workshop

  • "Big Interview"

  • Women in Leadership Conference

Advanced level—junior year and senior year

To satisfy the Advanced Level requirements, before applying to graduate, students must complete a minimum of six (6) SPuRS-approved advanced level activities with two (2) from each pillar AND initiate the advanced level audit through Experience WMU.

Personal and Interpersonal Knowledge pillar

Cultural Appreciation - Personal Branding - Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Communication Center Mentoring (x6)

  • Digital Badging & Personal Branding Workshop

  • Career Fair Prep - Personal Branding Breakout Session

  • Personal Branding Workshop with Strengths

  • Art of Mindful Communication Workshop (x2)

  • Starting Gate Workshops

  • Starting Gate Company

  • Haworth College of Businss Speaker Series (x2)

  • Real Talk Diversity Series (x2)

  • Trailblazer Applicant

  • Business RSO President

  • Pitch Competition

  • Study Abroad

  • Professional Communication Modules

Professional Insight pillar

Career Readiness - Career Management - Networking
  • Business Career Day / WMU Career Fair  (x2)

  • On-Campus Interview

  • One-on-One Resume Assistance

  • Practice Interview Day

  • Resume Critique Day

  • Financial Planning Speaker Series (x2)

  • Business Externship Program

  • Food Marketing Conference (x2)

  • ISM Career Night (x2)

  • Food Sales & Marketing Night (x2)

  • Meet the Firms (x2)

  • Finance Career Day (x2)

  • IT Forum (x2)

  • Industry Specific Panels (x2)

  • Work Experience (5+ years)

  • Career Fair Prep - Keynote Speaker

  • Internship Experience

  • Military Experience

Leadership and Service pillar

Civic Engagement - Teamwork & Collaboration - Professionalism & Ethics
  • Alumni Award Luncheon
  • Business RSO Executive Board Member
  • Business RSO Committee Chair
  • Etiquette DInner
  • Business RSO Member
  • Become a Peer Mentor
  • Women in Leadership Conference (x2)
  • Become an Academic Tutor
  • WMU Athlete
  • Bring Your "A" Game to Work - Workshop Series
  • Career Fair Prep - Professionalism Breakout