Employer Events & Activities

Grand Valley Career Center hosts a variety of virtual and in-person career events throughout the year that bring together employers and recruiters with undergraduate and graduate students and alumni looking for full- and part-time jobs and experiential learning opportunities (internships, co-ops, service learning, etc.)

Payment & Cancellation Policy


Winter '22 Employer Events & Career Fairs

Monday, January 31
10 - 12 pm
VIRTUAL | FREE

Resume Review Day provides you the opportunity to virtually interact with individual students who are seeking professional feedback on their resume, while sourcing potential candidates for your organization. You will review a student's resume, have a chance to share your contact information, and if appropriate, invite the student to learn more about your organization at future recruitment activities - all in 10-minute sessions.

The Review Process

  1. Employers register in Handshake and create schedules ( get help creating schedules).
  2. Students register in Handshake in advance or day-of to have their resume reviewed by one or several employers.
  3. On the day of the event, students and employers sign in to Handshake to launch their meetings.
  4. Employers review students’ resumes and provide feedback in 10-minute sessions.
  5. Employers may request, if appropriate, that students follow up with them at the Fall Virtual Career & Internship Fair with a revised version of their resume.
  6. Employers and students exchange contact information, if appropriate, for continued networking.

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Tuesday, February 1
10 am - 3 pm
GVSU Pew (Downtown) Campus | FREE

Our HTM Networking Extravaganza is back! Meet with students looking to intern and work in hospitality, tourism management. 

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Friday, February 18
12 - 2 pm
VIRTUAL | FREE

Resume Review Day provides you the opportunity to virtually interact with individual students who are seeking professional feedback on their resume, while sourcing potential candidates for your organization. You will review a student's resume, have a chance to share your contact information, and if appropriate, invite the student to learn more about your organization at the Virtual Career & Internship Fair or other recruitment activities - all in 10-minute sessions.

The Review Process

  1. Employers register in Handshake and create schedules ( get help creating schedules).
  2. Students register in Handshake in advance or day-of to have their resume reviewed by one or several employers.
  3. On the day of the event, students and employers sign in to Handshake to launch their meetings.
  4. Employers review students’ resumes and provide feedback in 10-minute sessions.
  5. Employers may request, if appropriate, that students follow up with them at the Fall Virtual Career & Internship Fair with a revised version of their resume.
  6. Employers and students exchange contact information, if appropriate, for continued networking.

REGISTER

Feb 24: Winter Career & Internship Fair

Thursday, February 24, 2022
2 - 6 pm
VIRTUAL

The cost to attend is $250 for for-profit organizations and $150 for government and nonprofit organizations. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For employers interested in connecting with talent from West Michigan colleges and universities representing all majors and industries. Attend the employer virtual training session on February 9, from 9-10:30 am.

REGISTER

Monday, March 28
11 - 1 pm
VIRTUAL | FREE

Resume Review Day provides you the opportunity to virtually interact with individual students who are seeking professional feedback on their resume, while sourcing potential candidates for your organization. You will review a student's resume, have a chance to share your contact information, and if appropriate, invite the student to learn more about your organization at future recruitment activities - all in 10-minute sessions.

The Review Process

  1. Employers register in Handshake and create schedules ( get help creating schedules).
  2. Students register in Handshake in advance or day-of to have their resume reviewed by one or several employers.
  3. On the day of the event, students and employers sign in to Handshake to launch their meetings.
  4. Employers review students’ resumes and provide feedback in 10-minute sessions.
  5. Employers may request, if appropriate, that students follow up with them with a revised version of their resume.
  6. Employers and students exchange contact information, if appropriate, for continued networking.

REGISTER

For in-state and out-of-state school districts interested in connecting with quality teacher, administrator, counselor, social worker, and therapy candidates from GVSU and other area colleges and universities. This fair will be conducted in a hybrid format over two-days. Participating districts may choose to participate in either or both days of the fair. Day 1 will be in-person on GVSU's downtown campus. Day 2 will be held virtually via Handshake.

The cost to attend either or both events is $100

Day1: IN-PERSON/ON-CAMPUS FAIR
Tuesday, April 26, 2022

10 am - 2 pm
LV Eberhard Center

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Day 2: VIRTUAL FAIR
Wednesday, April 27, 2022
2 pm - 5 pm
Handshake Virtual Platform

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Session Dates/Times TBD

Please join us for our annual Winter semester Computing Practice Interviews. Engage with students enrolled in our CIS 290 Internship Preparation class that are, or will soon be, seeking internship opportunities. Groups of three to five students (45 total per session) will rotate between employer tables for approximately ten minutes each. You will have the opportunity to present your company and discuss any potential openings you have to internship seeking students throughout the session. You will also provide verbal feedback to students on their interview responses.


Internship Events & Trainings

Employer Internship Training Dates

Get more information and view the complete list of monthly Employer Internship Trainings.


Tabling On Campus

Tabling in a high traffic location at either Allendale or the Pew campus (downtown Grand Rapids) is another great way to raise brand awareness and reach students. Tabling reservations should be made at least two business days before you plan to come to campus and no earlier than 30 days in advance.

 

Reserve a Table


Host & Promote Your Own Events

At GVSU, we are always willing to work with our employer partners to think outside of the box. Because of our distributed campuses and increasing demands on learner time, we have found that traditional information sessions do not always attract attention. However, we are happy to work with you to develop and promote your own event. Here are a few examples...

  • Case study competitions
  • Pumpkin carving by the Carillon
  • Tech Talks with product demonstrations
  • Cookies & exam cram session