Career Center Events
Attend career-themed workshops and presentations to identify majors, explore career options, and learn how to present yourself and your job search materials.
Undecided or thinking about changing majors? Join other students as you explore your options at GVSU!
Planning for Grad/Professional School
If graduate or professional school is your next step, come see how you can put your best foot forward!
Preparing for Internships and Jobs
Learn the basics of resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, search strategies and much more!
Meet employers and network with professionals in various career fields. Dress professionally and bring resumes.
Attend a variety of career fairs throughout the year that bring together hundreds of employers with students and alumni looking for full-time jobs and internships.
These industry-specific fairs are an opportunity for you to talk with employers about their work and hiring needs. This type of event is appropriate for those who are exploring career paths, as well as those actively searching for a job or internship.
The Employer Spotlight program will bring an invited employer to campus to be featured in a series of 5 minute classroom presentations (based on interested areas of study and recruitment needs) throughout the day. They will also be tabling in a visible campus location between classroom presentations for networking with students and faculty.
Upcoming Career Events
ERP SPEAKER SERIES FEATURING DELOITTE
When: Monday, September 24th 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
Location: The L. William Seidman Center, 1008A The Forum Section A, 50 Front St. SW, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504, United States
TRACKS Program Event: Track 2: Level 1
The Seidman ERP Speaker Seriesbrings corporate executives and recent graduates to the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University to talk with business and non-business students about enterprise systems and business processes in the world after college. The series is held twice a semester and is hosted by The Seidman ERP Program, The Enterprise Systems Student Union (ESSU) and The Career Center. Refreshments are provided, and students are encouraged to stick around after the presentation to meet with speakers and work on building their professional network.
This Series will feature: Deloitte
There will be a EXCLUSIVE event following the Speaker Series from 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM in The Forum. This is an exclusive event requested for ESSU members in GOOD STANDING. To be a member in good standing, you must have paid your dues for the semester. We will be collecting dues before this event.
Fees/Dues 4.2.1 Membership fees will be based on if the member is an undergrad, graduate, or alumni 4.2.2 Undergraduate fee will be based upon membership status (see 4.1.3) and how long they have been a member. First semester membership fees will be $60 per fiscal year, second semester fees will be $40, third semester will be $20 and any additional semester after the fourth will be free. If a member is not in Good Standing, their dues will not be lowered for the upcoming semester. 4.2.3 Graduate fee is $20 per fiscal year
Dress is Business Professional
Resumes are STRONGLY recommended.
How to Resume Workshop
When: Wednesday, September 26th 2018 10:00 am - 11:00 am EDT
Location: The Russel H. Kirkhof Center, 2201, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, Michigan 49401, United States
Your resume is an employer's first impression of you! Join us for this one hour workshop to get started on creating your resume or building on the one you already have. Registration not required.
MI Army National Guard On Campus
When: Friday, September 28th 2018 8:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
Location: The Russel H. Kirkhof Center, Lobby Tables, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, Michigan 49401, United States
Meet representatives from the MI Army National Guard in the Kirkhof Lobby and learn more about GVSU's satellite ROTC program as well as the MI Army National Guard.
Employer Spotlight - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
When: Tuesday, October 2nd 2018 8:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT
Location: Mackinac Hall, POD, Allendale and Seidman Center Lobby, Pew Campus
The Employer Spotlight Program brings a featured employer to campus for a day, offering students an opportunity to connect with the organization and learn more about their culture, career paths and internship/career opportunities they offer.
Freshmen learn about future career paths and corresponding majors.
Sophomores are exposed to the importance and process of networking.
Juniors explore internship opportunities.
Seniors and Graduates discuss potential career paths.
Meet with representatives from FCA on October 2. Representatives will visit various classrooms throughout the day and will have a table available near the POD in Mackinac Hall to answer any questions.
How to Talk to Employers
When: Tuesday, October 2nd 2018 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
Location: The Russel H. Kirkhof Center, 2270, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, Michigan 49401, United States
This workshop is designed to help you prepare for talking to employers at career fairs or other networking events. Specific prep for Career Fair on Tuesday, October 16 will also be covered. No registration required.