Ed Falbe Grand Valley Admissions

Ed Falbe

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Muskegon, Michigan, United States

Liberal Studies

What campus do you attend? What drew you to the liberal studies major there?
Muskegon. I had always intended to return and get my degree. The nightly classes allow me to still work full time and through the day. And the location is convenient for me to work and attend class.

What do you like most about the program?
I am able to guide the program for what I think fits my career goals and objectives. Everybody at Grand Valley has been really great - from the counseling staff to the professors. Most of our professors have also owned businesses or been in the business field.

What is your emphasis area and how are you choosing the courses to complete it?
Business leadership. I've tailored the program to what will be helpful to my career with courses like business leadership or business ethics.

How will your liberal studies degree and emphasis area prepare you for your future career?
Learning communication skills is a big one. There are about 15 to 20 people that have been in a cohort for the past couple years and there is a huge amount of diversity in the group. Also, a lot of the projects we do have to do with being a leader, taking on projects and making them happen.

Would you recommend a liberal studies major to prospective GVSU students? Why?
Absolutely. I would recommend it. I think some of the valuable skills we mentioned in previous questions have helped me face challenges in my career. This helps me provide better for me and better for my family.

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