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 –
  • 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


Grant Lyon '11 Spotlight

Grant Lyon '11

My favorite memory was winning the 2011 ACHA Division II National Championship with the GVSU Men's Division II Hockey team!

George Jones '94 Spotlight

George Jones '94

My favorite GVSU memory is Mrs. Jamison's writing exploration class. I learned so much about other people in that class as she really encouraged us to open up and share our stories.

Steven Woodard '88 Spotlight

Steven Woodard '88

There were so many, sledding down the hill on trays from the Commons, concerts, grabbing Peppino's, looking to see if "the rock" had been repainted, crossing the Little Mac (wondering if it was shaking for a reason), and finally, graduating in the spring.

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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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