Fall 2020 Employer Events & Career Fairs

All employer events and on-campus interviews will be conducted virtually for the fall 2020 semester. Please visit www.gvsu.edu/lakerstogether for additional University updates.


Work Like a Laker Conference & Fall Virtual Career & Internship Fair

A 2+ week professional development and career conference featuring multiple tracks.

  • Pre-Conference Workshops: Interactive sessions re: building career materials, practicing introductions and interviews, learning how to dress for success, and mapping out a career fair strategy.
  • Professional Development Sessions: Workshops/panel presentations to discuss current topics related to workplace and graduate/professional school issues, with an emphasis on addressing issues facing specific identity groups.
  • Industry Sessions: Employer-focused interactive information sessions designed for students to learn more about professional career pathways, industries, and specific companies
  • Virtual Career & Internship Fair
  • Optional Next-Day Virtual Interviews

Please see employer-specific events below, or visit Handshake to register for available conference activities.

Thursday, October 1, 2020
11 am - 3 pm

Part of the Work Like a Laker Conference, 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 Fall Virtual Career & Internship 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.

Register

Friday, October 2, 2020
11 am - 12:15 pm

Part of the Work Like a Laker Conference, 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, October 9, 2020
2 - 3:15 pm

Part of the Work Like a Laker Conference, 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

Oct 15: Fall Virtual Career & Internship Fair

Thursday, October 15, 2020
2-6 pm

This high-profile event typically attracts over 1,800 students and alumni from all colleges and majors. Meet with candidates from seven area colleges and universities, including Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College and Hope College.

The fair will be hosted using the Career Fair Plus platform. Price is $250, with a discounted rate of $150 for non-profit/government organizations. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

More Info | Register

Accounting Recruiting

Host an Information Session: August 31 – September 4, 2020
Host an information session the week before our virtual Meet the Firms events to share information about your firm with students. Engage students in creative ways, such as panel discussions, Q & A sessions, or trivia fun! Your sessions could also provide valuable professional development, such as resume reviews, virtual interviewing tips, or ways to make a strong virtual impression. To host a session, please create an event in Handshake and make GVSU the host school.

How to Request an Event
Hosting Virtual Events Best Practices
*Please note that you will need to use your own livestream or web conferencing platform for your info session.

Thursday, September 10
5-8 pm

Meet virtually with candidates one-on-one, similar to how you would during an in-person career fair. We encourage you to review the following resources to best get acquainted with this Handshake Virtual Career Fair platform.

Handshake Virtual Fair Demo for Employers
How to Create your 1:1 Schedule
Virtual Fair FAQ

Register

Friday, September 11, 2020
1-4 pm

Meet virtually with candidates one-on-one, similar to how you would during an in-person career fair. We encourage you to review the following resources to best get acquainted with this Handshake Virtual Career Fair platform.

Handshake Virtual Fair Demo for Employers
How to Create your 1:1 Schedule
Virtual Fair FAQ

Register

 

STEM Recruiting

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
12 -2 pm

Please join us for our Virtual Engineering Practice Interviews. Engage with a subset of our EGR 289 Co-op Preparation class that are, or will soon be, seeking co-op opportunities beginning in summer of 2021.

We will be holding our practice interviews in a virtual "speed interviewing" format. Groups of three to four students (30 total per session) will rotate between employer zoom rooms (8 total per session) for approximately ten-minutes each. You will have five minutes to informally present your company and co-op opportunities at the beginning of the session. At the end you will have a brief time to present aggregate feedback to the entire group and will also have time to network with students. For all sessions we are looking for eight employers on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register

Friday, September 25, 2020
9:30 - 11:30 am

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Please join us for our Virtual Engineering Practice Interviews. Engage with a subset of our EGR 289 Co-op Preparation class that are, or will soon be, seeking co-op opportunities beginning in summer of 2021.

We will be holding our practice interviews in a virtual "speed interviewing" format. Groups of three to four students (30 total per session) will rotate between employer zoom rooms (8 total per session) for approximately ten-minutes each. You will have five minutes to informally present your company and co-op opportunities at the beginning of the session. At the end you will have a brief time to present aggregate feedback to the entire group and will also have time to network with students. For all sessions we are looking for eight employers on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
12 - 2 pm

Please join us for our Virtual Engineering Practice Interviews. Engage with a subset of our EGR 289 Co-op Preparation class that are, or will soon be, seeking co-op opportunities beginning in summer of 2021.

We will be holding our practice interviews in a virtual "speed interviewing" format. Groups of three to four students (30 total per session) will rotate between employer zoom rooms (8 total per session) for approximately ten-minutes each. You will have five minutes to informally present your company and co-op opportunities at the beginning of the session. At the end you will have a brief time to present aggregate feedback to the entire group and will also have time to network with students. For all sessions we are looking for eight employers on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register

Friday, October 2, 2020
9:30 - 11:30 am

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Please join us for our Virtual Engineering Practice Interviews. Engage with a subset of our EGR 289 Co-op Preparation class that are, or will soon be, seeking co-op opportunities beginning in summer of 2021.

We will be holding our practice interviews in a virtual "speed interviewing" format. Groups of three to four students (30 total per session) will rotate between employer zoom rooms (8 total per session) for approximately ten-minutes each. You will have five minutes to informally present your company and co-op opportunities at the beginning of the session. At the end you will have a brief time to present aggregate feedback to the entire group and will also have time to network with students. For all sessions we are looking for eight employers on a first-come, first-served basis.

Register

Tuesday, October 6, 2020
8:30 - 11:30 am

Please join us for our annual Computing Practice Interviews this fall semester! Engage with a subset of the 70 students in our CIS 290 Internship Preparation class that are, or will soon be, seeking internship opportunities.

We will be holding our practice interviews in a virtual "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 internship 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. All sessions will take place via Zoom.

Register

Thursday, October 8, 2020
8:30 - 11:30 am

Please join us for our annual Computing Practice Interviews this fall semester! Engage with a subset of the 70 students in our CIS 290 Internship Preparation class that are, or will soon be, seeking internship opportunities.

We will be holding our practice interviews in a virtual "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 internship 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. All sessions will take place via Zoom.

Register

Thursday, October 15, 2020
2-6 pm

This high-profile event typically attracts over 1,800 students and alumni from all colleges and majors. Meet with candidates from seven area colleges and universities, including Grand Valley State University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Cornerstone University, Davenport University, Grand Rapids Community College and Hope College.

The fair will be hosted using the Career Fair Plus platform. Price is $250, with a discounted rate of $150 for non-profit/government organizations. Sponsorship opportunities are ÿalso available.

Register

Employer Internship Trainings

Get more information and view the complete list of monthly Employer Internship Trainings.

Host Your Own Virtual Events

If you are hosting your own virtual events or professional development sessions, please post those in Handshake and let us help you target to student populations!


To learn more about employer and recruitment events and how your organization can participate, contact Susan Proctor: proctors@gvsu.edu  or (616) 331-6708.