Celebrating Internships!

To celebrate and express our gratitude, the Career Center hosts an annual Internship Recognition Luncheon. This event celebrates the work employer/supervisors, faculty/staff, and student interns dedicate to making internships such a prominent component to the Grand Valley educational experience. Awards for Outstanding Internship Employer of the Year, Outstanding Internship Advocate of the Year, Outstanding Internship Supervisor of the Year, and Outstanding Intern of the Year are also presented.

Save the date for our 2018 Internship Recognition Luncheon, which will be Wednesday, April 11 from 11:30am - 1pm in the Eberhard Center.

2018 Award Recipients

Outstanding Internship Employer of the Year (non-profit)

Center for Women in Transition, accepted by Sherry Martens 

Employer of the year

Outstanding Internship Employer of the Year (for profit)

The Kellogg Company, accepted by Elizabeth Dell and Niki Ramirez

Employer of Year


Advocate of Year

Outstanding Internship Advocate of the Year

Feryal Alayont, Department of Mathematics 


Outstanding Internship Supervisor of the Year

Kristi Spencer, Heartland Hospice

Supervisor of Year


Intern of Year

Outstanding Intern of the Year

Alita Reneau, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Intern for Residence Inn Grand Rapids Airport  



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