International Business Career Guide

Human Resources

Past Internship Sites:

  • ThinkLiquidity
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • All-Phase Electric-CED
  • Deloitte
  • Grand Rapids Griffin
  • SSI Electronics, Inc.
  • Meridan Health Plan

Where Alumni Have Landed

  • Associate Customer Experience Representative – Stryker
  • Independent Distributor – It Works! Global
  • Plates and Permits Coordinator – Martin Transportation Systems
  • Managing Partner* – V Solutions Global
  • Director – Global Sourcing & International Business* – JSJ Corp
  • Analyst – Blackford Capital, LLC
  • Regional Sales Manager – PRA Global Business Development
  • International Sales Representative – SunMed
  • Business Development – BASF
  • Business Technology Analyst – Deloitte
  • Business Capability Specialist-Manufacturing – Meijer
  • Inventory Control Analyst – Meijer
  • Business Analyst – Meijer
  • International Pricing Analyst – Dart Container
  • Sales Analyst – HARMAN International
  • Business Systems Analyst – Priority Health
  • Vice President Business Development – PRA Global Business Development

Spotlights

Christine Pompa '06 Spotlight

Christine Pompa '06

I enjoyed a lot of great memories at Grand Valley but really loved joining Greek Life at GVSU, meeting lifelong friends while also continuing to give back and get involved in the community.

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Student Organizations to Consider

  • Investors Portfolio Organization (IPO)
  • International Justice Mission Club
  • Seidman Leadership Development Program

Study Abroad Programs

Learn to analyze problems unique to international business, and develop technically and culturally appropriate solutions to them by studying abroad. Studying abroad prepares students for the challenges of doing business in a complex and exciting global economy


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

  • Communication- written, spoken, presentation
  • Resiliency and adaptability 
  • Collaboration
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Intercultural competency 
  • Additional language(s) 
  • Self awareness

Graduate & Professional Programs


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