Engineering Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • MOVE Systems
  • Magna Mirrors
  • Portland Productcs, Inc.
  • Perception Engineering, LLC
  • Gentex Corporation
  • Rivian
  • Grand Rapids Plastics
  • Cascade Engineering
  • Borisch Manufacturing
  • ADAC Automotive
  • Avon Protection Systems
  • Flexfab

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Product Development Engineer – DeWys Manufacturing
  • Sales Engineer – Plascore, Inc.
  • Engineering Manager – Emerald Corporation
  • Engineering Group Leader/Manager – Flexfab, LLC
  • Engineer – Aerospace and Crane and Hoist Industries
  • Product Development Engineer – Steelcase
  • Assistant Dean, College of Engineering & Computing – Grand Valley State University
  • Multiple Positions – Koops Incorporated
  • Project Manager – HS Die & Engineering, Inc.
  • Project Engineer – Grand Rapids Controls Co., LLC
  • Associate Engineer – Cascade Engineering
  • Tech. I Draftsmen – Wolvering Engineers & Surveyors, Inc.
  • Engineering Test Lab Technician – Mill Steel Company
  • Manufacturing Engineer – Amphenol Borisch Technologies
  • Applications Engineer – Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures
  • Product Engineering Supervisor – Robroy Enclosures
  • Engineering Manager – Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Company
  • Mechanical Engineer Stiles Machinery
  • Engineering Technician – Attwood Corporation
  • Control Systems Engineer – viastore systems Inc.
  • Embedded Engineer - DornerWorks
  • CAE Analyst - Magna Mirrors


Jake Hall '13 Spotlight

Jake Hall '13

My favorite memory at Grand Valley was working with the School of Engineering and College of Business.

Ivan Ivanov '98 & '04 Spotlight

Ivan Ivanov '98 & '04

My spouse and I met at GVSU, so my favorite memories are of the two of us being together and having heart-to-heart talks while sipping coffee in Kirkhof Center.

Keara Anderson '20 Spotlight

Keara Anderson '20

My favorite GV memory is all the late nights spent doing homework in Kennedy with my friends - especially when pizza was involved!

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • GVSU Solar Racing Team
  • IEEE - international professional organization for electrical, computer, and electronics engineers
  • GVSU Formula Racing Team
  • National Society of Black Engineers
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • Tau Beta Pi (Engineering Honor Society)

Study Abroad Programs

Explore faculty-led programs in China, Ecuador, Haiti, Japan. Namibia, Oman/UAE, South Africa, or in United Kingdom, along with along other computer engineering study abroad programs.

Develop some of these technical and professional competencies to be successful:

  • Solidworks
  • Process Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Product Development
  • Continuous Improvement
  •  Engineering

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Page last modified December 12, 2022