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Our diversified business services and expertise range from helping people start a new business to designing strategies to increase competitiveness.

Undergraduate Programs

Seidman Undergraduate Student Services is the business advising office for all undergraduate business students. Your successful progress through graduation is our mission. That means that we offer you a supportive environment for identification of graduation requirements, course sequencing, independent study processing, internship exploration, and response to any other questions you may have about earning your business degree from the Seidman College of Business.

The Seidman Undergraduate Student Services office is available to serve you, whether you are a pre-business or declared business major student. All business students are encouraged to benefit from/take advantage of the services we offer. If you are a pre-business student, you especially should visit us to ensure that you are prepared to take upper-division business courses at the right time.

We can also direct you to faculty for their guidance on major selection and careers. We will assign you a faculty mentor when you are admitted to the upper-division program. He or she will help you with issues concerning your major or with identification of life goals. Our office is open daily and is available to students on an appointment or walk-in basis.

Academic Programs

Looking to declare a major or find more information regarding your current major? Take a look at the different programs that we offer!

Advising

Current and prospective Grand Valley State University students are encouraged to meet with advisors to discuss admission, career planning, graduation, and personal issues impacting academic progress. Academic advisors are available in the Undergraduate Programs Office, 1041 L. William Seidman Center and in Allendale.

Admissions

Take a good look on this website and consider how choosing the Seidman College of Business will help you find yourself and what you want from life.

Careers

Take advantage of internships, scholarships and job opportunities with local businesses. The Grand Rapids business community is a thriving center of entrepreneurship and innovation. Start building relationships with leaders in the community now.

Internships

An internship may be one of the most important investments you can make in your future! Consider taking advantage of the opportunity to apply the knowledge you learned in the classroom and build skills you will need to be successful in today’s business world.

Scholarships

The Seidman College of Business offers many scholarships specific to business students. You may obtain more information on each of the scholarships listed here from the Undergraduate Programs Office located at 1041 in the L. William Seidman Center.

Study Abroad

Expand your global mindset!  Explore study abroad opportunities at the Barbara H. Padnos International Center. As an undergraduate student, you can study abroad with Faculty-Led programs, Exchange programs, and Study Abroad Test Drive trips. Work with the study abroad advisor to see how courses taken abroad can be used toward your business degree. (To see a course equivalencies, click here). Start early!

Student Leadership Development Program

The Seidman Student Leadership Development Program (SLED) is a four-year appointment for Freshmen Admit (FRAD) students in the Seidman College of Business. This Program is designed to jump start the careers of high-achieving students and identify these students to participating employers for future employment.

Student Professional Development Program

The Seidman College of Business Student Professional Development Program (SPDP) is designed to prepare students to successfully compete in the marketplace of the future. To accomplish this goal, we instill our students with the knowledge, confidence, and business savvy needed to gain access to and function successfully in their chosen professions.

Student Organizations

We are delighted that you are thinking about a business major, and we would like to highlight a very important part of the successful student's business curriculum: Student Business Organizations. While each organization is unique, all of them share a few important benefits to you:

  • Growth of knowledge in your career area.
  • Networking with professionals in the field.
  • Added credibility to your resume.
  • Social involvement.

Remember, college is more than just attending classes. It means meeting new people, exploring new options, growing in ways you never thought possible, and having a great time while doing it all. So, we would like to help you link into one (or more than one) of Seidman's student business organizations.

Student Life

Grand Valley State University has an exciting campus life. Take advantage of events offered by Seidman, get involved with Student Life and enjoy the city of Grand Rapids.

Student Code of Honor

The principles of truth and honesty are recognized as fundamental to a community of teachers and scholars.  As such, the Seidman College of Business expects both faculty and students to honor these principles and, in so doing, to forge a lifelong commitment to ethical behavior.


Undergraduate Programs Office
L. William Seidman Center
50 Front Ave SW, SCB 1041
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

Main Phone: (616) 331-7500
General Email: go2gvbiz@gvsu.edu

Joy Gianakura, Director 
Phone: (616) 331-7500
Email: gianakuj@gvsu.edu