Date of Defense


Date of Graduation




First Advisor

Buffy Nespodzany

Second Advisor

Ewa Urban

Third Advisor

Robert Landeros


Career services offices currently find themselves in a rapidly changing environment. Due to economic hardship, students and employers are expecting more effective and fruitful engagement, and offices must create innovative solutions to provide such engagement on shrinking budgets. Career services staff charged with conducting employer relations activities are charged with brokering these relationships between employers, students, faculty and staff, and the offerings of their departments. The purpose of this study is to determine current practices for the career services offices at Western Michigan University, Oakland University, and Central Michigan University. Then, best practices identified by industry experts will be explored and analyzed. Finally, recommendations for improved services will be provided for the Employer Relations Team in Western Michigan University’s Career and Student Employment Services Office.

Access Setting

Honors Thesis-Open Access

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