Alumni Professional Development

As a Laker for a Lifetime, GVSU is here to support you as you launch, advance, or pivot your career.

Badges, Certificates, and Graduate Degrees

Grand Valley has the credentials you need to set yourself apart. From quality masters and doctoral degrees to graduate certificates and digital badges, we have what you need to take the next step in your career. 

Advance your career

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Center for Adult and Continuing Studies

Whatever your continuing education goals are, we understand you have concerns that are more than academic. We'll help you navigate the obstacles keeping you from achieving your goals.

Connect with an advisor

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Career Readiness

Get support and advice for navigating your career after graduation. Topics include imposter syndrome, job searching, writing resumes, and evaluating job offers.

Career Readiness

Retire Well

Learn everything you need to know before and during retirement. Topics include Medicare, estate planning, investing and income in retirement, maximizing social security, and the hidden costs of aging.

Retire Well

Alumni Networks

Connect with one of our regional or affinity networks for opportunities to unite with fellow Lakers through socializing, networking, learning, and community service.

Alumni Networks

LinkedIn Alumni

View fellow GVSU alumni on LinkedIn. With options to search by location, industry, and more it's easy to make a connection.

LinkedIn Alumni Tool

Hire a Laker

You know as well as anyone that GVSU students and alumni are talented and well prepared. The GVSU Career Center can assist you in hiring a fellow Laker, whether for student internships and co-ops or full time positions.

Hire a Laker


Handshake is a powerful online resource connecting GVSU students & alumni to top employers and career resources. As Lakers for a Lifetime, alumni continue to have access to the power of Handshake.

GVSU Handshake

Alumni Handshake Instructions

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Additional GVSU Resources

Page last modified September 14, 2023