What is a Career Community?
Welcome to GVSU Career Communities! Our Career Communities are a way for you to connect with fellow students, faculty, career advisors, employers and career content related to specific industry types. Communities provide information, opportunities for exploration, and connections related to your areas of interest. The world of work is not always a direct connection from your major to a specific job and career communities are a great way to connect with resources, events and communication directly related to the industries you are interested in.
Why should you join a Career Community?
We encourage you to explore the career community options and we would recommend joining as many as you'd like. By joining a career community you will receive direct communication regarding job & internship postings, events, and specific resources directly related to the industry area you are interested in.
For example, if you are a social work major and you hope to work in the education system, you could join both the Education and Human & Public Service communities. Or if you are a biology major but hope to apply to medical school, you might choose the Healthcare community. You can change and adjust your career community subscriptions anytime you'd like in Handshake.
Explore our Career Communities
Business and Entrepreneurship Community
The Business and Entrepreneurship Community covers a wide range of interests. Interested in working in leadership? Enjoy working with and developing relationships with people? Skilled in critical thinking, analytics, or project management? This community is a great way to explore a wide range of jobs that compliment these interests and so many others! Examples of jobs you may learn about in this community include social media marketers, human resources generalist, accountant, financial analyst, sales representative, and more. In addition to jobs you’ll receive information on event opportunities, internships, industry trends, and professional development resources.
Communication and the Arts Community
The Communication and the Arts Community is a space where you can gain information about various areas of creative, expressive, and communication focused professions. Are you a great active listener? Do you enjoy being artistic? Are you a strong writer? These interest areas and more will apply to various opportunities that you’ll learn about in this community. Examples of jobs you may learn about in this community include digital marketers, journalists, musicians, graphic designers, and many others. You’ll receive information of relevant campus information, event opportunities, internships, jobs, industry trends, and professional development resources.
The Education Community focuses on jobs that involve teaching others or assisting in teaching others in a number of ways. Curious about being a teacher? Interested in education careers outside of a classroom? Have a passion for helping others? This is the right community for you! Examples of jobs you may learn about include teacher, school counselor, school social worker, librarian, special education teacher, and more. You’ll receive helpful information revolving around these interest areas in the form of event opportunities, jobs, internships, career fairs, and professional development resources.
The Healthcare Community revolves around professions that directly impact others, clinically and non-clinically. Do you enjoy serving others? Can you handle high stress situations? Are you in interested in assisting in making the world a better place? These passions and skills can be explored by learning about various opportunities within this community. Examples of jobs you will learn about in this community include nurse, physician assistant, health recruiter, therapist, dentist, healthcare administrator, and more.
Human and Public Service Community
The Human and Public Service Community covers a wide range of jobs or career interests. Interested in advocating for change? Enjoy communicating ideas and presenting on them? Skilled in critical thinking around various issues? This may be a great community for you to join! These skills or interest areas as well as many others can be explored in this community. Jobs you may learn more about include attorney, city planner, lobbyist, non-profit administrator, forensic technician, and detective. These jobs will be explored through internship postings, event opportunities, industry information, and professional development resources.
The STEM Community is a space for students who have a desire to innovate, invent, research, analyze, and critically think through various solutions in multiple disciplines. Do you enjoy solving complex problems? Are you skilled in learning new software or programs? Interested in conducting in-depth research? This community will cover a wide range of opportunities that relate to these interests and more! Examples of jobs you will learn about in this community are electrical engineer, software engineer, programmer, data scientist, civil engineer, and others. These careers and many others can be explored in this community through event opportunities, industry information, internship or co-op postings, and additional resources.