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Career Center
1401 Ellsworth Hall
(269) 387-2745
Employment Services?
Placement Services?
Other Career Services
  • Career exploration
  • Help considering graduate school
  • Help with resumes, cover letters, networking, and interviews
  • Internship/job search
  • On-campus employment information
Best Student Jobs On Campus
  • Library desk
  • Student Recreation Center
Worst Student Jobs On Campus
  • Cafeteria worker
  • Student ambassador
Best Places to Work Off Campus
  • Restaurants
  • The mall
Advice on Finding a Job/Internship
  • Western has a work-study program that will place you into a job on campus, such as a worker in the cafeteria.
  • Western Michigan University posts new jobs and internships daily. They also hold career fairs where potential employers will take your résumé and review it.
Firms That Most Frequently Hire Grads
  • Aerotek
  • Coburn Investigative Agency
  • Kalamazoo County Government
  • Kalamazoo Gazette
  • Kellogg Company
  • Morgan Stanley
  • State Farm Insurance

Student Polls

How helpful is the career center in helping students find jobs or internships?    Based on 56 responses

  • 46% Very helpful. They help you find jobs/internships and provide lots of tools and workshops.
  • 43% Somewhat helpful. The career center offers resources but not much individual attention.
  • 9% Somewhat ineffective. There are some resources, but you're pretty much on your own.
  • 2% Totally ineffective. They make little or no effort to help you find a job/internship.

How strong is the alumni network at your school?    Based on 56 responses

  • 30% Very strong. Alumni are involved in lots of events and do a lot of campus recruiting.
  • 54% Somewhat strong. There are some events and you can connect with alumni if you want.
  • 14% Somewhat weak. There are a few alumni events but no real connection with alumni.
  • 2% Almost non-existent. After graduation, alumni have little or no affiliation with the school.
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