Management Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Viking Products
  • Van Data
  • Padnos Iron & Metal
  • Go Wireless
  • Walgreen’s
  • Howie’s Hockey Tape
  • All Pro Exercise
  • Evereve
  • Menard’s
  • YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Sofline Team Leader – Meijer
  • Financial Advisor – Principal Financial Group
  • Procurement Analyst – Viking Products, Inc.
  • Assistant Manager – Celebration Cinema
  • Management Trainee – Enterprise Holdings
  • Operations Management Trainee  - Penske Truck Leasing
  • Project Manager – Amway
  • Product Management Specialist – Herman Miller
  • Field Services Manager – AT&T
  • Purchasing Agent – L3 Technologies
  • Marketing Specialist – Vertaforte
  • Mortgage Loan Originator – Quicken Loans
  • Project Specialist – Spectrum Health
  • Customer Service Analyst – Advantage Solutions
  • Logistics Coordinator – BluJay Solutions

Student Organizations to Consider

  • Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization (CEO)
  • Delta Sigma Pi (Professional Business Fraternity)
  • Enterprise Systems Student Union (ESSU)
  • Professional Sales Association (PSA)
  • Seidman Investment Portfolio Organization (IPO)
  • Seidman Supply Chain Management Association (SSCMA)
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)

Study Abroad Programs

Lead others in an ever changing and intensely competitive world by discovering the world yourself. Develop your technical, cultural and interpersonal skills by studying abroad in the country of your choice. Explore the value of diverse views, and become an ethical global citizen as well as a respected business person. Go skiing out in the French Alps after class at the Grenoble School of Management (France). Relax on weekend trip to the beach after a weeks’ worth of study at the University of the Sunshine Coast (Australia). Practice your Spanish while eating authentic Mexican food before class at UDLAP (Mexico). There is a lot to learn, explore, and discover while earning course credit abroad. Students interested in combining their study abroad experience with an internship, or just looking to do an internship have some options. Customized internships are available in a few locations through GVSU Internships, and other programs such as ELAP and World Endeavors.


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

  • Project Management
  • Team Management
  • Information Management
  • Business Strategy
  • Inventory Control
  • Production Planning
  • Quality Assurance
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking
  • Ability to conduct research

Graduate & Professional Programs


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