Career Cruising (Middle School Program) Participation Form

Please do not include sensitive information such as WIN or social security number within the webform.

Please complete the webform for Career Cruising Participation and Commitment.

We invite your department to collaborate with us on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, 9:55 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center by hosting hands-on activities for the 7th Annual Career Cruising program by facilitating interactive, experiential workshops to broaden career opportunities for middle school students. See invitation letter from Dr. Warfield, Vice President for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Eligible Department Participants (focus on one):

  • Areas from science, technology, engineering, and math (S.T.E.M.).
  • Areas not generally considered S.T.E.M., but include S.T.E.M. aspects (e.g. Music therapy).
  • Areas not generally well known to pre-college students (e.g. Anthropology).

On Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, the MLK Celebration committee will host the Public School Student Visitation program on campus. In previous years, the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has worked collaboratively with various members of the Western Michigan University community and the broader Kalamazoo community to plan an array of activities in honor of Rev. Dr. King, Jr. WMU’s theme for the 2018 MLK activities is “What is your position in times of challenge and controversy?”

We hope your department will join us in our efforts by developing a 15-minute interactive activity for middle school students, which will:

  • Exhibit the connection of science, technology, engineering, or math in your discipline.
  • Help students understand the career possibilities in your discipline.

To increase structure for the program, space will be limited to the first seven departments that register. With the structure, each department should see roughly 60 students in groups of approximately ten each. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.


If you have questions, please use the below contact information.

Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5372
Phone (269) 387-6327