Grand Valley Career Center hosts a variety of career events throughout the year that bring together employers and recruiters with undergraduate and graduate students and alumni looking for full-time jobs and internships.
Job fairs are a great way to connect with GVSU’s talented undergraduate and graduate students and alumni. Participating in a career fair helps you enhance your campus presence; distribute literature and collect resumes; meet face-to-face with seniors, graduate students and alumni looking for full-time positions; and connect with underclassmen exploring career options and looking for internships.
These on-site field trips allow students to visit your work site to get an inside look at what it’s really like to work for you. Visits typically include an information session regarding your corporate culture and job openings, a facility tour, and the ability to network (either formally or informally) with senior administrators, hiring managers, and recent graduates employed in desired career paths.
These industry-specific fairs offer students an opportunity to talk with attending employers about work options and your hiring needs. These events are promoted to students who are exploring career paths, as well as those actively searching for a job or internship. Employers have the ability to set up a table to speak with students in an informational capacity. Events in the Careers In series include:
The Employer Spotlight program brings an invited employer to campus for a day to be featured in a series of 5-10 minute classroom presentations throughout the day and offers a tabling opportunity in a visible location between times. Additionally, we will invite faculty and staff from applicable programs to lunch and learn more about your organization, culture, and the job/internship opportunities you offer.
Volunteer to provide your recruiter expertise at career-themed workshops, seminars, class presentations and panels which are regularly offered to students and alumni on campus. Topics include resume writing, interviewing techniques, networking, and job/internship search strategies.