Human & Public Service Career Community

Human & Public Service Career community

The Human and Public Service Community covers a wide range of jobs or career interests. Passionate about 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! Some of the jobs you may learn more about include social worker, attorney, city planner, lobbyist, non-profit administrator, and detective. Jobs will be explored through internship postings, event opportunities, industry information, and professional development resources.

 

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Human & Public Service Career Community Areas to Explore

Human Services

There are many ways to enter the field of human services. Here are a few major guides with information about internship sites, job titles, and skills relevant to this area. A complete listing of major guides can be found at www.gvsu.edu/careers/careerguides.

Human service related positions can be found within many different types of employers. Explore more of these areas, along with specific job titles, at the O'Net.

Government

There are many ways work for the government. This can include the county, state, or federal level. Here are a few major guides with information about internship sites, job titles, and skills relevant to this area. A complete listing of major guides can be found at www.gvsu.edu/careers/careerguides.

Government jobs can include many different titles and any major. You can check out sample titles on the O'Net . 

Human & Public Service Career Community Handshake Postings

11/29/22 Departmental Analyst 9-P11 for job 7261956
State of Michigan Department of Treasury
Expires: 12/2/22

11/29/22 Customer Service Representative Treasury for job 7261944
State of Michigan Department of Treasury
Expires: 12/2/22

11/29/22 Sample Evidence Specialist for job 7260401
US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Expires: 12/2/22

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See what alumni are doing

Human & Public Service Career Community

Kristina Pepelko '12 & '19 Spotlight

Kristina Pepelko '12 & '19

My favorite Grand Valley memories were made by being a part of student organizations, especially the Humane Society of Grand Valley and the Student Environmental Coalition.

Colin Cumming '16 Spotlight

Colin Cumming '16

I visited Seattle with others in my graduate program to attend a conference, which became one of my favorite Grand Valley memories.

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.

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Attend Events to Learn More

Career Community- Human & Public Service

Virtual HTM Speaker Series featuring Christine Trippi

December 1, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Please join us via ZOOM as we welcome … Christine Trippi, an award-winning hotelier, author of the bestselling book, Yes is the Answer, and Chief Energy Officer at The Wise Pineapple. With...

10-Minute Resume Reviews with Employer Partners

December 2, 2022 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Sign up to have your resume reviewed by an industry professional! This is your chance to get valuable feedback from experts in your field including tips on formatting, content, and how to translate...

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...

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Student Organizations and Professional Associations - Human and Public Service

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.

  • Alpha Kappa Delta – International Sociology Honor Society
  • Alpha Psi Sigma – Scholastic honorary society for criminal justice
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Criminal Justice Student Association
  • Lambda Epsilon Chi – Legal Honor Society
  • Law Society
  • Mock Trial Club
  • Pals Student Mentors
  • Psi Chi – National Honor Society for students in Psychology
  • Psychology Club – In partnership with Psi Chi
  • Sociology Club
  • Triota Honor Society – Academic honor society for the field of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

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Meet Your Human & Public Service Career Advisors


Dayna Philips

Dayna Philips

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

Dayna is a Career Advisor who works with students, faculty, and employers in the public, nonprofit, and social science areas. She also works with exploratory students. 

Rachel Becklin

Rachel Becklin

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

Rachel is a Career Advisor and Internship Specialist, helping students and faculty with internship programming and initiatives. She also serves students in psychology, dance, theatre, and music. 




Page last modified November 9, 2022