Consumers Credit Union named Employer of The Year

KALAMAZOO, MI (September 24, 2015) — Western Michigan University Haworth College of Business Career Center honors Consumers Credit Union with its first Employer of the Year award. The award recognizes the organization that has had the most significant impact on student development and support through volunteerism during the previous academic year.

After evaluating each of its partner’s and employer’s contributions toward supporting the Career Center and business students, an unanimous decision was made to honor Consumers Credit Union with the 2014-15 Employer of the Year Award. “We are honored to receive this recognition,” said Steve Dykstra, 9th Street Office Manager at Consumers Credit Union and WMU Business partner. “We receive so much more in return when we engage with WMU students, faculty and staff.”

Recipients are chosen based on their exceptional recruiting practices, as well as, their involvement in educational activities that contribute to the career development of WMU students and alumni. Consumers Credit Union actively collaborated with the Career Center on various events for the 2014-15 year, including:

  • Resume Critique Day, Fall and Spring
  • Practice Interview Day, Fall and Spring
  • Business Career Day Participant, Fall
  • MBA Mentor Program
  • Mini Career Olympics, Fall and Spring
  • Photographer for Mini Career Olympics in Spring
  • Mock Career Fair
  • Career Fair Participant, Spring
  • Business Etiquette Dinner, Spring
  • Business Etiquette Dinner, Fall
  • Women in Leadership Conference Speaker (Shawn Premer), Spring
  • Hosted students for Business Externship Program
  • On Campus Interviews, Fall and Spring
  • Adopt-A-Lounge supporter in the Business Community
  • Offered conference room downtown for our Handshake kickoff meeting
  • Hosted Career Center staff at Kalamazoo Growlers game summer 2014

Consumers Credit Union received the honor during a ceremony hosted by Western Michigan University’s Haworth College of Business Career Center Wednesday, September 23, in Harrison-Stinson Hall on Western Michigan University’s campus.


About Consumers Credit Union

Headquartered in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Consumers Credit Union is a full-service financial institution, a leader in online mobile technology including Apple Pay, mortgages and business lending. Consumers has more than $600 million in assets and has averaged 18% annual growth for 27 consecutive years. Locally owned since 1951, we serve over 61,000 individuals and businesses through 16 offices located in Kalamazoo, Portage, Lawton, Grand Rapids, Coldwater, Holland, South Haven, plus 30,000 free Network ATMs nationwide. For details, visit Editors, please refer to Consumers Credit Union in short as Consumers, rather than CCU. Thank you!


Lynne Jarman-Johnson
Chief Marketing Officer
Consumers Credit Union
269.345.7804, ext. 1753

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