Information Technology Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Eli Lilly and Company
  • Arconic Engines
  • Ottawa Area Intermediate School District
  • Comerica Bank
  • BDO
  • 3M
  • Spectrum Health
  • Farmers Insurance
  • BluJay Solutions

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Information Technology Consultant – Grand Valley State University
  • Director of Information Technology – Rec Boat Holdings LLC
  • Information Technology Consultant – Deloitte
  • Information Technology Manager – Federal Bar Association
  • Vice President Information Technology – GHSP
  • IT Security Analyst – BASF
  • Director of Information Technology – LSG Insurance Partners
  • Manager of Technology and User Experience – IMR
  • Manager of Information Technology – Kendall Electric
  • Information Technology Director – Kamps Pallets


Bailey Webb '19 Spotlight

Bailey Webb '19

Grand Valley gave me some of the best memories, such as studying abroad in Ghana with the Honors College, working at the Dean of Students office and CLAS advising.

Todd Lukasiewicz '12 Spotlight

Todd Lukasiewicz '12

When I was a freshman, there was quite a snowy winter. One day, around the weekend lunch rush around Kleiner, there was a large crowd mingling outside the building.

Benjamin Parsell '19 Spotlight

Benjamin Parsell '19

During my Junior year, GVSU sent me and three other students to travel out to Palo Alto, CA for a meetup through the University Innovation Fellows.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Health Information Management Society
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • FIRST Alumni Network
  • TRiO S.T.E.M.
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Telephone Outreach Program (University Development)

Study Abroad Programs

There are many study abroad opportunities all over the world, so why not intern, take some classes, and explore the world while receiving credit? One option is to take a course in building cloud infrastructure and mobile application development at The Zurich University of Applied Sciences while visiting the Swiss Alps on the Faculty led program. Another option is to find an internship in software product development, IT networking, telecommunications, web development, E-commerce/marketing, and CRM Systems in places such as Ireland, China, and South Africa through Experiential Learning International, for an example.

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

  • Application Development
  • Architecture
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Cloud Computing
  • HTML
  • C++
  • C Language
  • PHP
  • UX Design
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • Ruby

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Page last modified December 12, 2022