Integrative Studies Career Guide

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Past Internship Sites:

  • Glenside Early Childhood Center
  • American House
  • Lakeland Search Group Inc.
  • Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe
  • Munson Healthcare Cadillac
  • Grandville Avenue Arts & Humanities
  • Performance Machinery LLC
  • City of Grand Rapids
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Student Success Initiatives Coordinator – University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Program Coordinator– Midland Area Community Foundation
  • Community Impact Manager – Heart of West Michigan United Way
  • Information Technology Assistant – Choice Hotels
  • Principal Consultant – Richardson-Green Consulting
  • Public Speaker – Self-employed in the Midwest
  • Water Service Department Supervisor– Holland Board of Public Works
  • Benefits Specialist – Goodwill Industries of West Michigan Inc.
  • Content Architect – Grey Group
  • Art Director – Extra Credit Projects
  • President– Lead 616
  • FTBS Supervisor– Kalamazoo County
  • Community Living Supports Professional – Pioneer Resources
  • Digital Marketing Specialist – My Auto Import Center
  • LGBTQ Educational Consultant – West Michigan
  • Youth Transition Specialist– Disability Network West Michigan
  • Talent Solutions Manager – West Michigan Works!
  • Counselor – Clinical Psychology Services
  • Development Coordinator– Grand Rapids HQ
  • Learning Abroad Coordinator– University of Utah


Liana Vultaggio (Periard) '16 Spotlight

Liana Vultaggio (Periard) '16

My favorite GVSU memory is meeting one of my good friends, Claire. We attended a "camp" called Scholars Institute through the Honors College, which started a week before our freshman year kicked off.

Cathy Winick '12 Spotlight

Cathy Winick '12

My favorite memory at GVSU was walking at graduation... we were treated like rock stars at the VanAndel Arena!

Kelly Holst-Haley '11 Spotlight

Kelly Holst-Haley '11

Being a part of Campus Ministry is my favorite GV memory. We always had a lot of fun and I met some of my best friends through there.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Hearts for Heartside
  • Meeting Professionals International
  • Social Innovation Club
  • Social Innovators-GR
  • Global Citizens of GVSU
  • Law Society

Numerous cultural student organizations

Study Abroad Programs

“I look at it as enriching my writing, communication skills, and my cultural experiences, which I will bring back and share with my kids and instill a love for travel in them”.                              

-Katy Bertodatto, Integrative Studies Major

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

  • Creativity and Design Thinking
  • Personal Responsibility to connect choices, action, and consequences
  • Manipulation and analysis of numerical data
  • Ability to consider different points of view
  • Intercultural competency
  • Knowledge of civic responsibility
  • Understanding language
  • Ability to engage effectively in regional, national, and global communities

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Page last modified December 12, 2022