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.)

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Fall '21 Employer Events & Career Fairs

August 11 – 23, 2021
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For over a decade, GVSU has enhanced our ERP classroom learning by offering learners the opportunity to participate in the GVSU SAP® Certification Academy . Sign up now to engage in recruiting activities with Academy participants. Sponsor a day during the academy to have your name, logo, materials and video message featured throughout that day and be eligible to participate in recruitment events below.

Cost is $500 and includes participation in either or both of the following:

ON-CAMPUS NETWORKING MIXER
Thursday, August 19, 3:30-5:30 pm
For those able to facilitate on-campus activities, come to GVSU to meet with enrolled students, certified SAP® alumni, and program faculty and staff.

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VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR
Friday, August 20, 1-3 pm

For those unable to facilitate on-campus activities or unable to travel, meet with enrolled students and certified SAP® alumni during scheduled 1:1 or group virtual career fair sessions.

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Meet the Firms events (formerly Accounting Recruiting) at GVSU provide recruiters from companies and local, regional, national, and international public accounting firms the opportunity to meet with GVSU students and alumni and recruit for open internship and entry-level job opportunities. These events are open to all students and alumni. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to attend to explore possible future career options.

The cost to attend is $300 for local/regional firms and $500 for national/international firms and corporations.  

VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR
Thursday, September 9, 3-6 PM
Handshake Virtual Platform

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ON-CAMPUS FAIR
Friday, September 10, 1-4 PM
L. William Seidman Center

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
12 - 3 pm
Allendale & Grand Rapids Campuses | $25

The Nonprofit Volunteer & Internship Fair is ideal for any nonprofit agencies looking to fill volunteer or internship opportunities. We will be hosting the fair simultaneously at both the Allendale (Kirkhof Center lawn) and Grand Rapids (DeVos Courtyard Tent) campuses so please select the booth option for the location you prefer during the registration process.Your 501(c)(3) status will be verified prior to the event, and if questions arise, you will be contacted for further conversation.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2021
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
VIRTUAL | FREE

Career fairs can be daunting and nerve-wracking for students. Help them prepare by allowing them to practice their elevator pitch/virtual introductions in advance of the Virtual Fall Career & Internship Fair. Participating employers will have a chance to give a short welcome and information about their organization followed by a speed pitch session facilitated in Zoom rooms. Don't miss this great opportunity to contribute to the professional development of our students while identifying good potential candidates for your organization!

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Friday, October 1
12 - 3 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 & Summer Fair - 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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Oct 7: Virtual Career & Internship Fair

Thursday, October 7, 2021
2 - 6 pm
VIRTUAL

The cost to attend is $250 for for-profit organizations, and $150 for government and nonprofit organizations. Sponsorship opportunities 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 September 21, from 9-10:30 am.

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Tuesday, Oct 12, 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
VIRTUAL | FREE

This event allows attending organizations to participate in a virtual speed practice interview session for students at GVSU. Participating employers will have a chance to give a short welcome and information about their organization followed by a speed interviewing session facilitated via Zoom. Don't miss this great opportunity to contribute to the professional development of our students while identifying good potential candidates for your organization!

REGISTER

Friday, November 5
12 - 3 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 & Summer Fair - 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 and students exchange contact information, if appropriate, for continued networking.

REGISTER

STEM Recruiting

September 28 & 30, 2021
VIRTUAL | FREE


Please join us for our annual Computing Practice Interviews this fall semester! 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 virtual  employer tables (12 total per session) 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.

SESSION 1
Tuesday, September 28, 8:30-11:30 am

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SESSION 2
Thursday, September 30, 8:30-11:30 am

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September 10-17, 2021
IN-PERSON | FREE

Engineering Industry Information Sessions provide you the opportunity to meet with students taking part in our EGR 289 Co-op preparation course and share with them information about your organization, specifically, and your industry, generally. Participants will be able to provide a 10-15 minute presentation that offers an overview of your company, your industry, and current or past work (e.g., co-op) opportunities. Each session will include seven employers and open networking times at the start and end of the sessions. Consider having current or former GVSU co-op students attend and present as students love to hear from their peers.

  • Session1 - Friday, Sep 10, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Session 2 - Friday, Sep 10, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
  • Session 3 - Tuesday, Sep 14, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Session 4 - Friday, Sep 17, 9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • Session 5 - Friday, Sep 17, 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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September 21, 2021 - October 1, 2021
VIRTUAL | FREE

Please join us for our annual Engineering Practice Interviews this fall semester! Engage with a subset of the 200 students in our EGR 289 Co-op Preparation class that are, or will soon be, seeking co-op opportunities. We will be holding our practice interviews in a "speed interviewing" format. Groups of three to four students (35 total per session) will rotate between virtual  employer tables (10 total per session) for approximately ten minutes each. You will have the opportunity to present your company and discuss any potential openings you have to co-op seeking students throughout the session. You will also provide verbal feedback to students on their interview responses. Follow up with students is encouraged! For all sessions we are looking for 10 employers on a first-come, first-served basis.

SESSION 1
Tuesday, September 21, 12-2:00 pm

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SESSION 2
Friday, September 24, 9:30-11:30 am

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SESSION 3
Friday, September 24, 1:30-3:30 pm

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SESSION 4
Tuesday, September 28, 12-2:00 pm

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SESSION 5
Friday, October 1, 9:30-11:30 am

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SESSION 6
Friday, October 1, 1:30-3:30 pm

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Thursday, October 7, 2021
2 - 6 pm
VIRTUAL

The cost to attend is $250 for for-profit organizations, and $150 for government and nonprofit organizations. Sponsorship opportunities 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 September 21, from 9-10:30 am.

REGISTER

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.

 

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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