Business & Entrepreneurship Career Community

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Welcome to the Business and Entrepreneurship Community! You'd be a great fit for joining this community if you answer yes to any of the following questions:

  • Do you enjoy working with and developing relationships with people?
  • Skilled in critical thinking, analytics, or project management?
  • Good working with numbers?
  • Interested in business development?
  • Interested in a role in management (e.g. event management, sport management)
  • Consider yourself a self-starter? 

This community is a great way to explore a wide range of jobs that complement these interests and skills. Examples of jobs you may learn about in this community include social media marketer, human resources generalist, accountant, financial analyst, sales representative, event planner and more. In addition to jobs, you’ll receive information on event opportunities, internships, industry trends, and professional development resources. To receive a monthly newsletter with targeted career information related to this community be sure to join the Business & Entrepreneurship Community!

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Business & Entrepreneurship Areas to Explore

Accounting, Finance, & Operations

There are many ways to enter the fields of accounting, finance and operations. Here are a few major guides with information about internship/volunteer sites, job titles, and skills relevant to these areas. A complete listing of major guides can be found at www.gvsu.edu/careers/careerguides.

Human Resources, Marketing & Sales

There are many ways to enter the fields of human resources, marketing and sales. Here are a few major guides with information about internship/volunteer sites, job titles, and skills relevant to these areas. A complete listing of major guides can be found at www.gvsu.edu/careers/careerguides.

Event Management, Hospitality, & Sports

There are many ways to enter the fields of event management, hospitality and sports. Here are a few major guides with information about internship/volunteer sites, job titles, and skills relevant to these areas. A complete listing of major guides can be found at www.gvsu.edu/careers/careerguides.

Business & Entrepreneurship Career Community Handshake Postings

12/2/22 Regional Recruitment Officer (Washington/ Regional HR Hub) at British Embassy for job 7275641
British Embassy - Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Expires: 12/15/22

12/1/22 Financial Analyst at Sherwin-Williams Company for job 7273580
Sherwin-Williams Company - Sherwin Williams
Expires: 12/16/22

11/30/22 Student Trainee (Program Support) - Summer 2023 for job 7267756
U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
Expires: 12/10/22

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See what alumni are doing

Business & Entrepreneurship Career Community

Marcus Watson '94 Spotlight

Marcus Watson '94

Winning the intramural basketball tournament with a great group of friends!

Michael Peuler '77 Spotlight

Michael Peuler '77

My favorite Grand Valley memory is walking between buildings holding a rope during snow storms.

Emily Sharick '14 Spotlight

Emily Sharick '14

I was sitting in Devos C prepping for class and T. Haas happened to be passing through. He stopped in the middle of the walkway and yelled, "Good luck on your finals, Lakers!" and continued on his way. Devos went nuts - everyone started clapping.

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Attend events to learn more

Career Community- Business & Entrepreneurship

GVSU HTM Networking Extravaganza!

February 8, 2023 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Stop by before, after, even during classes in the Hager-Lubber Exhibition Hall (105E DeVos Center) located in the downtown campus and chat with local managers from a variety of hospitality...

Prepare for the Career Fair - Pew Campus

February 20, 2023 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Are you preparing for the upcoming Winter GVSU Career and Internship Fair, but not quite sure where to start? The Career Center will be hosting a drop-in event to help you refine your resume, formulate...

Prepare for the Career Fair - Allendale Campus

February 21, 2023 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Are you preparing for the upcoming Winter GVSU Career and Internship Fair, but not quite sure where to start? The Career Center will be hosting a drop-in event to help you refine your resume, formulate...

GVSU Winter 2023 Career and Internship Fair

February 23, 2023 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

The Winter Career & Internship Fair is an excellent place to kick off your job or internship search, or to begin networking with organizations looking to hire Grand Valley students and alumni of...

JC Penney Suit Up

March 19, 2023 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

All Grand Valley students and alumni are invited to attend a GVSU/JCPenney Suit-Up Event! This event will include options to participate virtually or in-person. In person: Come to JCPenney at RiverTown...

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Student Organizations and Professional Associations - Business and Entrepreneurship

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

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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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