Health Communication Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Pinnacle
  • Mary Free Bed
  • Sophia’s House
  • Muskegon Family Care
  • Eaton Rapids Medical Center
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • American Cancer Society
  • Metro Health Marketing Department
  • Stryker
  • Munson Medical

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Medical Device Sales Representative – Zimmer Biomet
  • Financial Aid Officer – Ferris State University
  • Recruiter – True Health New Mexico
  • Purchasing Agent – U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Copywriter – Innereactive
  • Senior Program Administrator – Mercy Health
  • Special Projects Coordinator– St. Joseph Mercy Chelsea
  • Account Manager – Smart ID Works
  • Campaign Assistant – Greater Ottawa County United Way
  • Project Manager – bswift
  • Nutrition in Action Educator – YMCA
  • Client Support Specialist – Alliant Healthcare Products
  • Real Time Analyst –
  • Development Coordinator – Bluebird Cancer Retreats
  • Assistant Director of Greek Life and Student Organizations – Albion College
  • Business Development Coordinator – Newago County Health Department
  • Senior Account Manager – Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Digital Marketing Specialist – Merrell
  • Patient Services Representative – Spectrum
  • Data Analyst – Trinity Health


Justin Ruehs '00 Spotlight

Justin Ruehs '00

As a transfer student from Grand Rapids Community College and a commuter, I was so proud to have been elected to lead as the President of GVSU's chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

Khadijah Johnson '13 Spotlight

Khadijah Johnson '13

As a student employee working for Financial Aid.

Brandon Erhart '13 & '20 Spotlight

Brandon Erhart '13 & '20

There are too many to count. Some of my favorite memories are of how the campus community came together. The GVSU Lip-Dub video, the "Wrecking Ball" era and the Snowpocalypse of 2011 are some of my favorites.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • National Communication Association
  • Camp Kesem
  • ChemoCare
  • Colleges Against Cancer
  • Gifts of Life
  • Miracle Network Dance Marathon at Grand Valley
  • Stars for Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Students for Special Olympics Advocacy

Study Abroad Programs

Borders are virtually meaningless in this early 21st century global economy. As a future graduate with a Health Communications major or minor degree, you will be confronting global issues and will work in internationally-operated companies. "Wake up and face the earth!" T. Friedman advised us in his bestseller ‘The World is Flat’.

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

  • Assessment of complicated systems from multiple perspective
  • Medical terminology
  • Communications skills related to advertising, publication relations, and journalism
  • Advocacy
  • Deep sense of social justice issues and societal barriers within the Health Care system
  • Research and marketing skills
  • Community-based programming
  • Management of people, projects, and places

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Page last modified December 12, 2022