We are a department of DOSA, which also includes other departments such as the Sindecuse Heath Center, Residence Life, the Western Herald and Multicultural Affairs.
In order to let the students of WMU know that all of the departments listed above offer similar services and are ran by the same people, we have created the name “Career Network.”
Our career advisors utilize the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in conjunction with the Strong Occupational Interest Inventory as well as FOCUS (an online assessment tool) to determine possible majors and possible career paths for students to pursue (this will be covered in more detail in a later slide in the presentation)We assist with job searches primarily by showing students how to utilize BroncoJOBS.Interviewing strategies include: proper attire for an interview, good questions to ask to the interviewer, and conducting yourself professionally. One comment that our department receives from employers is that WMU students are well-prepared for interviews because it is evident that they have “done their homework” on the company for which they are interviewing. Our career advisors will show you how to effectively research a company.Career advising is catered to our mission of assisting students with self-assessment, career exploration and career development. It is catered to each student.
Our Career Search Manual (available in a hard-copy and on our website at www.wmich.edu/career) contains sample resumes for all majors at WMU. This is a great resource to use to start a rough draft of your resume so that you have something to bring into drop-in hours or to your appointment.
BroncoJOBS is not only a search engine to find jobs, it is also a way to sign up for career programs, such as on-campus interviewing and etiquette dinner. Many of the employers who post jobs with BroncoJOBS do so intentionally to recruit WMU students specifically.
There are specific career fairs geared toward certain majors. These fairs include, but are not limited to: the Engineering Career Fair, Nursing Opportunity Day and the Education Career Day. We also have the Career Fair, which brings in 160+ employers looking to recruit WMU students for employment and internships. All Career Fairs are open to all students.
These events include, but are not limited to: Etiquette Dinner, Practice Interview Day and panels.
You can update your BroncoJOBS account at your convenience. It is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Career Network Presentation - Career Network
Career Network<br />Part of Student Affairs<br />
Our Mission Statement<br />To facilitate career and employment activities which promote student learning and personal development<br />
Our Services at a Glance<br />Career Advising<br />Resume Critiquing<br />BroncoJOBS<br />Career Fairs<br />Career Events<br />Self-Assessment Tools<br />On-Campus Interviewing<br />
Career Advising<br />Each college on WMU’s campus has its own Career Advisor, which is separate from an Academic Advisor<br />Self-Assessment<br />Interests, personality and skills<br /><ul><li>Career Exploration</li></ul>Investigating career choices<br />Career Development<br />Assisting with job searches<br />Interviewing strategies<br />Researching companies <br />
Resume Critiquing<br />Our trained career advisors and graduate assistants can help make your resume more descriptive and better reflect your qualifications<br />To have your resume critiqued, you can either make an appointment with your respective career advisor, or come into drop-in hours<br />
BroncoJOBS<br />Part-time, Internship, Co-op and Professional positions are listed on BroncoJOBS<br />Create a profile and upload a resume to apply for jobs, publish your resume for employers to view, sign-up for on-campus interviews, sign up for career programs, and find an alumni mentor<br />
Career Fairs<br />Career Fairs are a great way to explore employment opportunities, learn about employers, meet people, and “sell yourself” for internship and professional employment opportunities. <br />To view the schedule for this year’s Career Fairs, please visit: http://www.wmich.edu/career/events/career_fairs.html <br />
Career Events<br />Career Events connect WMU students to possible internship opportunities and employment upon graduation<br />For a schedule of Career Events, please visit: http://www.wmich.edu/career/events/calendar.html <br />
Self- Assessment Tools<br />We offer the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator in conjunction with the Strong Occupational Interest Inventory to match your interests, personality and skills to a major and career pathway.<br />Our website also includes FOCUS, an online self-assessment tool<br />
On-Campus Interviewing<br />WMU’s on-campus interviewing brings over 150 employers to campus each year to recruit WMU students for employment<br />You can schedule interviews through BroncoJOBS, so make sure your profile is up-to-date with your academic and contact information<br />
Locations Around WMU<br /><ul><li>Career and Student Employment Services is located on the first floor of Ellsworth Hall
We also have an office located in the College of Engineering</li></ul>The Career Center is located in Schneider Hall in the Haworth College of Business<br />
Thank You!<br />All of the information in this presentation and many more resources, including our Career Search Manual, can be found at www.wmich.edu/career<br />If you have any questions following the presentation, please contact us at 269-387-2745<br />