Business & Entrepreneurship Career Community

Business

Considering a career in business, entrepreneurship, or management? If so, welcome to the Business and Entrepreneurship Community! This community is a great way to explore a wide range of jobs that complement the following interests and skills: relationship-building with people, critical thinking, analytics, project management, working with numbers, event planning, business development, utilizing technology to solve business problems, process improvement, supervision…and much more! Use the resources below to explore various options, regardless of where you are on your business pathway.

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Explore Business Majors and Careers

Many students are interested in pursuing business at GVSU but aren’t sure how to get started.  Check out resources to help you learn more about yourself, GVSU majors, and business careers.  

How to Get Involved and Gain Experience

Engaging in professional opportunities can help you build the necessary skills to be successful in landing your first destination job or internship. Check out resources to get involved, expand your network, get prepared for your internship and job search, and connect with the business community.

Business-Adjacent Career Paths

Not all careers in business begin with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Seidman College of Business. Check out additional options at GVSU.


Explore Business Majors and Careers

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Many students are interested in pursuing business at GVSU but aren’t sure how to get started.  Here are some tools to help you learn more about yourself, GVSU majors, and business careers.  


Career Guides by Major

Click on each career guide to obtain information about internship & volunteer sites, job titles, and skills relevant to these areas.


Academic Departments - Continue Exploring Options

Go to the department website for each major to research course offerings and curriculum guides, learning outcomes, more detailed career information, and much more!


Alumni Profiles

Check out what alumni are doing in business and entrepreneurship-related fields to help inform your own career journey.

Business & Entrepreneurship Career Community

Heath Biller '11 Spotlight

Heath Biller '11

I don't believe in superstitions, I would walk under the blue transformational link backwards.

Sarah Tibbe '16 & '19 Spotlight

Sarah Tibbe '16 & '19

I'm a bit of a nerd, so my favorite memories were always in the classrooms. Particularly in my capstone coursework where we would have great conversations and debate about big issues.

Austin Wingett '19 Spotlight

Austin Wingett '19

Running for the board in IPO is my best GVSU memory.

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Find more business & entrepreneurship alumni on LinkedIn!

Don't have a LinkedIn profile? Read these tips to learn more!


How to Get Involved and Gain Experience

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Engaging in professional opportunities can help you build the necessary skills to be successful in landing your first destination job or internship. Professional development does not have to be scary or intimidating…the more you put yourself out there, the better informed you will be about the world of work. Check out the resources below for ways to get involved, expand your network, get prepared for your internship and job search, and connect with the business community.

Get Involved On- and Off-Campus

On-campus student organizations with a professional goal are an excellent way to explore your future career and get involved in your field. For more information on the organizations below use the GVSU LakerLink.

  • Advertising Club
  • American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Association for Operations Management (APICS)
  • Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting Honors organization)
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
  • Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization (CEO)
  • Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
  • Enterprise Systems Student Union (ESSU)
  • Delta Sigma Pi (Professional Business Fraternity)
  • Economics Club of Grand Valley
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
  • Institute of Managerial Accountants (IMA)
  • International Justice Mission Club
  • Investment Portfolio Organization (IPO)
  • Omicron Delta Epsilon (ODE)
  • Phi Chi Theta (PCT)
  • Professional Association for Design (AIGA)
  • Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)
  • Professional Sales Association (PSA)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Seidman Leadership Development Program
  • Seidman Investment Portfolio Organization (IPO)
  • Seidman Supply Chain Management Association (SSCMA)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Seidman Supply Chain Management Association (SSCMA)
  • Sport Management Club

The Admiral Program is a professional development platform created specifically for Seidman College of Business students, where you can track attendance and earn prizes for your participation in events and activities that enhance your professional readiness competencies. 

Seidman College of Business mentorship program that fosters learning agility for GVSU students and mentors.

The GVSU Career Center is excited to partner with Parker Dewey to offer micro-internships to Lakers!

A micro-internship is a short-term, paid project that can be completed within 5-40 hours, typically due within a week to a month. These projects require no on-boarding and can be completed by a college student with minimal instruction. These are important but low-risk tasks that can be completed either on-site or remotely.

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Business & Entrepreneurship Career Community Handshake Postings

4/11/24 Senior Accounting Officer (Specialist) (JC-426440) 04/24/24 for job 8881572
State Water Resources Control Board
Expires: 4/25/24

4/10/24 Accountant at University of Wisconsin - Madison for job 8878897
University of Wisconsin - Madison - Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies
Expires: 4/20/24

4/10/24 24-02212 Revenue Auditor I at Kentucky Department of Revenue for job 8876780
Kentucky Department of Revenue - Department of Revenue
Expires: 4/21/24

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Get Connected and Gain Experience By Attending Events

Career Community- Business & Entrepreneurship

Traveling Career Quiz

August 23, 2024 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Embark on a journey of self-discovery outside of Kleiner Commons with the Career Center's student staff as your guides. First-year students, come and explore a myriad of career quizzes tailored...

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Business-Adjacent Career Paths

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Not all careers in business begin with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Seidman College of Business.


Non-Business Majors to Consider

Minors and Certificates

Minors and certificates can be a great way to demonstrate to employers that you have training in a specific area or skill set. Minors and certificates supplement your degree and typically range from 9-30 credits.

To discuss major/program requirements, schedule an appointment with an academic advisor on Navigate.


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Meet Your Business & Entrepreneurship Career Advisors

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Lori Staggs

Office Address: 101B DeVos
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: [email protected]

Lori is a Career Advisor and works with students, faculty, and employers in the Seidman College of Business, as well as HTM and Sport Management.

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Katie Cwiakala

 

Office Address: 101B DEV
Phone: (616) 331-6708
Email: [email protected]

Katie is a Career Advisor and works with students, faculty, and employers in the Seidman College of Business, as well as HTM and Sport Management. She also leads the Career Center's peer-to-peer Career Connector program.




Page last modified February 21, 2024