Finance Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Steelcase
  • Service Express
  • Innotec
  • Mercantile Bank
  • Chemical Bank
  • The Kellogg Company
  • Pridgeon & Clay
  • Koeze Company
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Plante Moran

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Finance Associate – Haworth
  • Finance Associate I  – DTE Energy
  • Finance Specialist – AgeWell Services of West Michigan
  • Associate Portfolio Manager – Northern Trust Corporation
  • Finance Operations Specialist – Booking.com
  • Associate Financial Analyst – Amway
  • Cost Analyst – Amphenol Borisch Technologies
  • Finance Analyst – Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
  • Financial Analyst – Dematic
  • Operations Coordinator – Nolan Transportation Group
  • Internal Auditor – Lake Michigan Credit Union
  • Benefits Analyst – HUB International
  • Insurance Representative – State Farm Insurance
  • Underwriter – United Shore Financial Services
  • Commercial Credit Analyst – Macatawa Bank
  • Investor Relations Coordinator – Lambert, Edwards, & Associates
  • Buyer – Quality Machine & Automation
  • Credit Analyst – Greenstone Farm Credit Services

Spotlights

Jessica Carlson '09 Spotlight

Jessica Carlson '09

My roommate was from Chicago and the Bears were in the Superbowl in 2007. The snow did not stop us from bundling up and heading out to Superbowl watch parties along 48th Ave!

Kasey Codd '20 Spotlight

Kasey Codd '20

Being a transitions leader and on the Go Team was the best experience to welcome everyone back to campus (freshmen and TLs) in an exciting and fun way!

Erik Elwell '22 Spotlight

Erik Elwell '22

My favorite memories from Grand Valley are the football tailgates at Canvas with my friends.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Investment Portfolio Organization (IPO)

Study Abroad Programs

Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or those looking to focus solely on an internship, have many options. Customized internships are available in a few locations through GVSU internships, as well as other programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors.


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

  • Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of ERP / SAP
  • Financial Modeling
  • Portfolio Management
  • Analysis
  • Investments
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Organization and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Accuracy
  • Strong math skills
  • Compliance
  • Integrity
  • High level attention to detail
  • Data Entry

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