Alumni in 10


Josh Cassidy, '09

I graduated with a degree in Advertising and PR. From there, I started working at an advertising agency in Detroit where I became a writer in the Creative Department.

Rachael DeWitt, '11

I was hired at the Children's Advocacy Center in Holland following my social work field placement at the agency. I primarily provided counseling services to children, adolescents, and families affected by sexual abuse...

Michael A. Couch II, '06

After graduation, I found that my passion working with students on a college campus came from my experiences as an orientation leader and working in the Office of Student Life [at GVSU].

Frank Buscemi, '93

I left GVSU thinking I'd become a sports writer or broadcaster or a full-time musician. After a couple of years of being a sportswriter, I sort of fell into the PR world. The PR and marketing world became a fulfilling career move.

Raquel (DeLeon) Irwin, '08 & '11

As a student, I thought I had to have it all figured out by graduation, which is the farthest thing from the truth. I have had jobs I loved and others I did not, but each experience helped me understand my strengths...

Alena Zachery-Ross, '95

After graduation, I taught in Detroit Public Schools and then became a School Psychologist after obtaining a Master's Degree. I left Detroit and became a Teacher Consultant in Van Dyke schools.

Julie Upmeyer, '03

After graduating, I began working for several different international artist residency programs and arts organizations in Europe and Asia. At the same time, I was working for Res Artis, the worldwide network of artist residencies...

George Bosnjak, '04 & '06

I have been fortunate professionally, both before and since graduation, to have had opportunities to work with great organizations. Starting with the West Michigan Strategic Alliance...

Mindy Ysasi, '03

When I graduated, I worked at Cascade Engineering as an intern. That turned into full-time employment in the HR function. I stayed there until 2011, then moved to Herman Miller for another HR role until 2014. I then decided to move into healthcare.

Jim Meernik, '85

After receiving my Ph.D. in 1992 in political science and psychology, I took a job at the University of North Texas where I have been working ever since. I have worked my way up the ranks to full professor...

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