Human Resources Management Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Lacks Enterprises
  • Dicastal North America
  • GVSU Human Resources
  • Steelcase
  • Michigan’s Adventure
  • National Heritage Academies
  • Mercy Health St. Mary’s
  • Kaydon Corporation
  • Corby Energy Services
  • Catholic Charities West Michigan

Where Alumni Have landed

  • HR Generalist – Morrison Industrial Equipment
  • HR Coordinator – The Windquest Group
  • HR Generalist – Dematic
  • HR Associate – HR Collaborative
  • Associate Recruiter – Haworth
  • HR Analyst – State of Michigan Department of Talent and Development
  • HR Generalist – Heeren LLC
  • Accounting and Finance Recruiter – iMPact Business Group
  • Employee Development Specialist – Spectrum Health
  • Staffing Consultant – Express Employment Professionals
  • Human Resources Assistant – City of Grand Rapids
  • HR Specialist – The Autism Alliance of Michigan
  • Talent Acquisition Associate – MarshBerry
  • Talent Acquisition Coordinator – Kellogg Company
  • Business Systems Analyst – Wolverine Worldwide
  • Compensation and Benefits Analyst – National Heritage Academies
  • HR Shared Services Representative – Whirlpool
  • Manager Trainee – Etna Supply
  • HR Labor Representation Generalist – FCA


Jamie Belt '19 Spotlight

Jamie Belt '19

One of my accounting professors (Sopariwala) once sat with me for 2 hours straight to help me understand my homework and prepare for the final exam. After he graded mine, he emailed me to let me know he was proud of my grade.

Holly Mertens '13 Spotlight

Holly Mertens '13

My favorite memory of Grand Valley is working in the Dean's office at the Seidman College of Business. I was able to get to know H. James Williams and also support students.

Hadley Bowman '18 Spotlight

Hadley Bowman '18

My favorite Grand Valley memory is our Toast with THaas!

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • Delta Sigma Pi (Professional Business Fraternity)

Study Abroad Programs

Business Administration in human resources emphasizes the management of relationships between employers and employees and the need of specialists in the field with strong cross-cultural communication skills and an understanding of diverse cultures. The international experiences that complement a degree in Human Resource Management are within your reach through study abroad at GVSU. In addition to providing you with a once-in-a-lifetime experience, study abroad can enhance your career options and set you apart from other job seekers down the line.

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

  • Talent Management
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Onboarding
  • New Hire Orientations
  • Employee Relations
  • College Recruiting
  • Technical Recruiting
  • Benefits Administration
  • Applicant Tracking Systems
  • HRIS
  • Benefits Negotiation
  • Screening Resumes
  • Customer Service
  • Data Entry

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