Alumni in 10
There isn't one particular way Grand Valley has influenced my journey. All I can say is this place is like my home and I can't put into words how much this school has helped me reach my goals.
Since graduation, I have taught Spanish and Social Studies at a large high school in West Michigan. I have finished my master's degree in Educational Leadership, traveled to 6 different countries, and coached springboard divers of all ages.
GVSU gave me the foundation to pursue my Masters in 2000 from Central Michigan University. While the job front was a little rocky to start for 15-20 years, it has settled in nicely ever since. I finally found a career that is more than just a job.
Grand Valley prepared me for my doctorate studies. Beyond my substantive knowledge, I learned about study habits, discipline, and tenacity from my time at GV.
I have used a few contacts from GVSU. I have also reached out to many people to discuss my career throughout the years.
The education and experiences that I received from Grand Valley State University have had a direct impact on my professional career.
After my graduation in spring 2019, I started my career by moving to Atlanta, GA. It was a great opportunity to get out of my comfort zone and explore a region I have not visited too often.
I think Grand Valley drilled in the ideology of being curious and taking risks for me. I would say that my journey at GVSU was in no fashion ordinary, and I would say the same about my pathway at OST so far. GVSU helped shape me into a continuous learner.
I graduated in 2014 with a degree in Exercise Science. I decided I wanted to stay on the west side of the state but struggled to find a job in a saturated market with little experience.
Since graduating from GVSU, I attended graduate school at the University of Findlay in Ohio to obtain my Master of Physician Assistant degree.